Discovering North Cyprus 26/06/2017, Mevlevi Tekke Museum, Lefkosa

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to broadcast again an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Mevlevi Tekke Museum which is a tekke in Lefkosa near the Kyrenia Gate in Northern Cyprus. It has historically been used by the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes)  and now serves as a museum and is one of the most important historical and religious buildings on the island.

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Mevlevi Tekke Museum – Pictures courtesy of TRNC Ministry of Tourism

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 25/06/17 with Danish Afredi

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vox Pop show, I went along to to the Girne home of Danish Afridi who came to Northern Cyprus in 2003 from Pakistan. He studied for a degree in Business Management at Girne American University where he graduated in 2006 and obtained a further degree in 2015 and currently works as the Night Supervisor at the Hotel Pia Bella in Girne.

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Discovering North Cyprus 19/06/17 at the Arabahmet Mosque

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand, I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you a repeat of our interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” from the Arabahmet Mosque in the western part of Lefkosa with views nearby of the Ledra Palace Hotel and crossing.

The Mosque was built in the 17th century on the remains of an old Latin church and it is named after the Ottoman commander, Arab Ahmed Pasha, who led the Ottoman armies during the conquest of Nicosia.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 18/06/17 with Asal Salimi and fitness and spinning

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vox Pop show, I went along to M Power Fitness Club in Girne,  to meet Asal Salimi who came to Northern Cyprus to study archietecture at the Eastern Mediterranean University where she gained her Masters Degree.

Asal who was born in Iran and at the age of 15 years old she  started Kung Fu and has been awarded her black belt and is an instructor as well as being a personal trainer and spinning instructer in fitness centers here in Northern Cyprus.

My interview with Asal will be screened on  Sunday 18th June at 15.00pm  and it will be repeated on Tuesday 20th June at 18.30pm so do tune in to join me on  my show, Vox Pop on BRT2 Television.

To go direct to BRT2 TV to watch these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time click here  and select the BRT2 channel in the viewing screen.

If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here

For Radio Lovers do also tune in and join me on BRT Radio on Saturday  at 19.00pm for my programme Top Twenty which is compiled by DJ Bora and this show is repeated on Sunday at 15.00pm. We are transmitting this on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo.

You can also tune in to live streaming of this radio show on your PC by clicking here and select FM105 Bayrak International.

For those local readers who have interesting hobbies or interests who think it could make an interesting subject for my Vox Pop TV show, do please send me a message.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 11/06/17 with Richard Chamberlain

By Engin Dervişağa…….

For  this week’s Vox Pop programme, I went with my BRT2 TV recording crew to the I Belli Restaurant in Karakum, Girne to meet with Richard Chamberlain who was holding an exhibition there of photographs which he had taken during his national service army days in Cyprus in 1954/55.

There are many photographs of Famagusta, where Richard was stationed, and the surrounding areas and also Kyrenia and other areas of Cyprus taken when Richard and his brother had some time to tour around the island.   It was a wonderful collection showing everyday life in Cyprus way back in 1954/55.

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Discovering North Cyprus 12/06/2017, Mevlevi Tekke Museum, Lefkosa

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to broadcast again an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Mevlevi Tekke Museum which is a tekke in Lefkosa near the Kyrenia Gate in Northern Cyprus. It has historically been used by the Mevlevi Order (Whirling Dervishes)  and now serves as a museum and is one of the most important historical and religious buildings on the island.

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Mevlevi Tekke Museum – Pictures courtesy of TRNC Ministry of Tourism

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 4/06/17 with Laura Cox and Robin Lavender

By Engin Dervişağa…….

This week’s Vox Pop programme features my interview with Laura Cox and Robin Lavender when I went with my BRT2 TV recording crew to Sardunya Bay in Karşiyaka.

Laura originally came from the UK where her hobby was singing and after deciding to leave her busy lifestyle behind to live in a quieter Northern Cyprus, she now enjoys the Turkish Cuisine and also the lovely sunny weather. Robin originates from Holland but with his dad being British, he is very accomplished in the English language, he is a proficient hobby guitarist and also decided to come to live here.

Laura and Robin became friends through meeting at Sardunya Bay and discovering their joint interest in music and now hope to pursue their hobbies together by singing and playing music here in Northern Cyprus.

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