Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

5 November, 2009
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Turkish Cypriot People

The Turkish Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality and are very friendly and  welcoming. The people are warm natured and will be happy to invite you into their homes for a cup of tea or Turkish coffee and […]
18 February, 2010
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North Cyprus Life – The British Residents Society

Formed in 1975, Just after the creation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the British Residents Society (BRS) was established for British Nationals who had chosen to make the TRNC their home either in permanent retirement or as swallows […]
4 November, 2009

Residency Permits

Residency in North Cyprus When you arrive in Northern Cyprus you will normally be issued with a 90 day tourist visa. Thereafter you must apply for either a work permit or a residency permit to legally remain in the country. […]
22 November, 2009

Getting to North Cyprus

There are several options for getting to North Cyprus, but by far the easiest and worry free is to book through a reputable and specialist holiday company that will arrange a stay to accommodate all tastes that include, walking, botanical […]
15 February, 2010
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North Cyprus Life – Recycling

This is a generally light-hearted look at what is essentially a big social and environmental issue. The subject of rubbish strewn across the landscape and dumped in huge landfill sites is a constant topic of conversation among visitors to North […]
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
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Temperatures and Seasons in North Cyprus

The climate of North Cyprus is typical Mediterranean with very hot dry summers and cooler winters. The average temperature in July and August can reach up to 40 Celsius and in winter months the lowest temperature tends to be around […]
5 November, 2009
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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, […]
22 November, 2009
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Religion

The religion of North Cyprus is predominantly Muslim though the Turkish Cypriots are not particularly zealous in the pursuit of their religion. There are very few covered women here and those that are will usually be from Turkey. On an […]
4 November, 2009

Banking and Currency Exchange

Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish Lira (TL) currency. There are many currency exchange offices in all of the major towns, all of which will change Sterling to Turkish Lira. You can also exchange money at one of the many banks […]