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North Cyprus: The Opera Comes to Town

“One thing that's definitely in short supply here in North Cyprus is opera, so I'm thrilled that no less than 21 opera stars are performing in Kyrenia on September 14th,” writes Kathy from North Cyprus Blogs. Opera singers from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Northern Cyprus, Bashkor-tostan and Tatarstan will be performing various traditional opera arias from Middle East culture.

20 comments

  • Louis

    I am surprised yo note that you refer to the “Turkish Government” George.
    The real rulers of Turkey are the armed forces of the country. Oh they pretend that theyare a democracy, but dig a little below the surface ……………..
    Europeans are only just now realising this fact.
    it will be interesting when they learn the whole truth.

  • Alexy Flemming

    In 1974 July, there were Junta administration both in Greece and Cyprus (Greek Cypriots destroyed the legal government and resulted junta in Cyprus as well). After Turkish intervention, one month later, in 1974 September, DEMOCRACY CAME TO GREECE AND CYPRUS. Two juntas finished. Hence, Greeks (both in Greece and Cyprus) should thank to Turks for bringing democracy to them.

    • george avgeris

      The current negotiator for Cypriot Turks described the Turkish -occupied north as a:
      “A sunny prison…”

      [Description of Turkish occupied area of Cyprus by Mehmet Ali Talat, Turkish Cypriot leader of Republican Turkish Party, 26 March 1997]

  • george avgeris

    Democracy for Cypriot Greeks? You can’t vote if you’re dead.
    How about restoring democracy for Cypriot Turks? Many/most Cypriot Turks believe only the Cypriot government can do that:

    “Turkish Cypriots… would like to coexist with their Greek Cypriot compatriots instead of being under Turkish military rule”.

    [Turkish Cypriot in German newspaper ‘Die Welt’]

    “We live in a dictatorship, run by the Turkish military and their cohort, Denktash… You can live a normal life here if you keep quiet, if you don’t tell the truth that we live under Turkish occupation, that much of our territory is a military zone where we can’t go … I want a unified Cyprus that can join the European Union, not for economic reasons, but to have a democracy, to have European laws with respect for human rights. We don’t want to live under Turkish law.”

    Sener Levent, Turkish Cypriot, editor/publisher of Afrika ]
    [in website, ‘Buying Property in the north of Cyprus is illegal’, Doctoral Dissertation, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1972 ]

  • george avgeris

    Editor: Pleasse email me the rest of my comment on pg. 1 [last green box on page]: specifically the Canadian UN R.A. Patrick quote that almost half of the Cypriot Turks were killed by Turks.

    If readers can help, that would be greatky appreciated: perhaps you copied that quote? It has been deleyed.

    Truth will out!

    • george avgeris

      found the quote and is posted above.

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