Discovering North Cyprus 22/01/18 at the Lefkosa Private Ethnographic Museum

By Engin Dervişağa…….

Our BRT2 viewers like the heritage of Cyprus so much, that by popular demand together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan, we are repeating an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Private Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 21/01/18 and the KAR Christmas Bazaar

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vov Pop show I went along with my cameraman Rafet Celik  to the Pia Bell Hotel to record interviews and witness the fun that children and their parents were having at the Kyrenia Animal Rescue Christmas Bazaar.

There were many people to talk to including KAR Chairperson Margaret Ray, and then I had time to talk to Kim Avdiji and Lisa Perry and also found an old friend, Richard Chamberlain a well known photographer of Cyprus during the 1950s who was there with his books of photographs old and new plus his calendar. Continue reading

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Discovering North Cyprus 15/01/18 and the Turunçlu Mosque

By Engin Dervişağa…….

I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you our interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” from the Turunçlu Mosque, also known as Turunçlu Fethiye Mosque which s a mosque in Kadinlar Pazari Sokak in the Iplik Bazaar–Korkut Effendi quarter in the walled city of Lefkosa.

Before the 19th century, a small masjid or mosque stood  here and  in 1825, Seyyit Mehmed Agha, the governor of Cyprus, had the mosque built in the place of the masjid. Historically, the mosque was known as Fethiye Mosque and was located at the Mertek Market.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 14/01/18 and a Christmas Cracker

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vov Pop show I went along with my cameraman Cemal Artemer to the Korineum Golf Club, Esentepe to record interviews and witness the magical performances by the Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) players in their first presentation of  “Christmas Cracker” at the KADS Murder Mystery Dinner.

There were many people to talk to including KADS director Beverley Westbrook, Jacqueline McIntyre “Mrs Anya Claus”, Holly Berry, Meryem Çerkez Gürtunç, “Fairy Godmother” Caroline Attwood and “Santa Claus” Horst Gutowski,  and my old friend Ralph Kratzer who plays “Inspector Ralph”. He is also the secretary of TFR – The Foreign Residents in the TRNC and this is what he had to say:

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Discovering North Cyprus 08/01/18, The Buyuk Han, Lefkosa

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand, I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you a repeat showing of our interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Buyuk Han (the Great Inn) which is the largest caravansarai (Kervansaray) in North Cyprus and was a roadside inn where travellers could rest and recover from the day’s journey.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 07/01/18 with Music on Fire at Bellapais Abbey

By Engin Dervişağa……..

It’s that time of the year when you look back at what you have done and achieved and so I have decided to transmit again the Vox Pop show, when I went along with my camera crew to the Bellapais Abbey to record last year’s great Music on Fire musical extravaganza by Ateş and Diva. This show was planned to raise donations for the Kemal Saracoglu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer and A Clean Cyprus.

A visit to Bellapais Abbey is always a special treat and on this occasion we were not disappointed to find the stage decorated with props and great lighting with wispy smoke now and then creating that air of mystery as the performers came onto the stage with loud applause after each performance.

This wonderful show at Bellapais Abbey had been produced by Demetra George Mustafaoğlu with assistance from Hatice Salih Kerimgil and Ece Sualp and this was the fourth of the Ateş & Diva – Music on Fire concerts, the first being at the Abbey in 2016, the second at Pera Palas in Istanbul and the third in Kas in Turkey. Continue reading

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 31/12/17 at the NCCCT Christmas Party

By Engin Dervişağa……..

By popular demand I am repeating our show when  I went with my camera crew  to The Fez, in Çatalköy for my Vox Pop programme on BRT 2 TV to be with the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) where they were holding their first Christmas Party.

There were many people to talk to and I had the opportunity to talk to the NCCCT Chairperson,  Wendy Anderson. I was also able to talk to Sadie, Dj Mancini, Dominic Holmes, Teresa Cefa and our very own Radio Angel, Denise Philips from Bayrak International Radio.

It was a great party night with entertainment from Dj Mancini who was born in Italy and then Sadie who sang her heart out and to complete the evening Dominic Holmes kept us all in the Christmas spirit. Continue reading

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