Vox Pop on BRT Television 28/01/18 and the NCCCT Christmas Fayre

By Engin Dervisaĝa…….

I went with my cameraman Mustafa Sarpten  to the Pia Bella Hotel on Saturday 9th December to record interviews and witness the fun at the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) Christmas Fayre  for my Vox Pop programme.

There were many people to talk to including NCCCT Chairperson, Wendy Anderson and many others including Joanna Walker, Marian Stuart and Cemal Özcömet from ZAYDER – Zeytin Ağacı – Eğttim ve Yardımlaşma Derneği (the Olive Tree – Education and Help Association).

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Discovering North Cyprus 29/01/2018, Kyrenia Castle

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you a repeat of the interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” which we recorded at the Kyrenia Castle.

This castle is at the east end of the old harbour in Kyrenia and this 16th-century castle was built by the Venetians over a previous Crusader fortification. Within its walls lies a twelfth-century chapel and the famous Shipwreck Museum and much more for visitors to admire.

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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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