North Cyprus Articles

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5 November, 2009
turkish language

Turkish Language

Turkish is spoken by over 63 million people worldwide, and originates from Ottoman Turkish, which dates back nearly 1,200 years. The Ottoman Turkish language was based mainly on Arabic and Persian, but was replaced under one of Ataturk’s reforms in 1928, […]
25 October, 2009

The Bedestan

The Bedestan, is to be found immediately adjacent to the Selimiye Mosque and is an amalgamation of two churches. One dedicated to St. Nicholas of the English and the other dedicated to The Virgin Mary. It became the Orthodox Metropolitan […]
1 December, 2009
Evil Eye

Legends – The Evil Eye

Throughout the ages, in many cultures and religions, the evil eye figure has been considered as a powerful symbol to defy and conquer evil forces. It is believed that the evil eye amulet will break and deflect negative and bad […]
25 October, 2009

Ataturk Square

Ataturk Square | Nicosia Continuing along Girne Caddesi, it is a five minute walk to Ataturk Square, formerly Konak Square, dominated by the granite column that is topped with a bronze sphere. This column was a symbol of Venetian rule […]
25 October, 2009

Yeni Erenkoy

Yeni Erenkoy | Karpaz In Turkish, the word Yeni means new, so this village is New Erenkoy. Once the centre of the thriving and lucrative tobacco industry, it has been administered since 1974 by Turkish Cypriots from Erenkoy (Kokkina) the […]
22 November, 2009

Festivals

In accordance with the rest of the Muslim world, festivals and religious holidays are observed in accordance with the calendar and the phases of the moon. This means that the major festivals are moveable and it is always advisable to […]
22 November, 2009
Sourp Monastery

Sourp Magar Monastery

Access to this ruined monastery is from the same mountain road that leads from The Five Finger Mountain to Alevkaya. After driving for about 4 miles (6.5km) slow down and keep looking down into the valley below. The monastery buildings […]
30 October, 2009

5* Mercure Hotel, Kyrenia

Part of the prestigious Accor Group, the Mercure Hotel in North Cyprus opened in 2006, combining modern architecture with traditional motifs and luxurious interiors, for a unique style that mirrors the natural beauty of North Cyprus. Set on a stunning […]
29 October, 2009

4* Majestic Beach Hotel, Famagusta

Majestic Beach Hotel | Famagusta The Majestic Beach Hotel is situated on the coast of Famagusta Bay and within walking distance of a charming fishing village. This small family-run hotel is a mere 300 yards from its own, partly man-made, […]
26 November, 2009

Cod Baba

Cod Baba | Kyrenia The Cod Baba is situated on the main road heading west from Kyrenia. This a traditional fish and chip shop like ones you would find in the UK, even the decoration has an English theme of […]