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Stories from my readers… #SevgulUludag

Stories from my readers… #SevgulUludag

A Turkish Cypriot reader calls in the evening telling me that he has a Greek Cypriot friend who had been around 10 years old in 1974… As a child, this friend of his had witnessed the burial of four `missing` Greek Cypriots in Varosha… `Can we go there so he can show?` he asks… `I

The Pain Will Never Go Away:Searching for the Disappeared People of Cyprus

In January, in a tranquil, overgrown field dotted with olive vines and fig trees in northern Cyprus, the remains of a 56-year-old man were pulled from the bottom of a well. It marked the end of a decades-long quest for the truth for the family of Kyriakos Constanti Hadjisoteri, one of an estimated 1,500 Greek

European citizens award for Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot

  Two Cypriots, journalist Sevgul Uludag and poet Mihalis Hristofidis received the joint award of the European Citizen’s Prize 2014 on Friday. The prize was awarded to the two winners, at the European Union House, in Nicosia. Turkish Cypriot Uludag and Greek Cypriot Hristofidis were nominated by MEPs Takis Hadjigeorgiou and Neoclis Sylikiotis, while the

`The children who didn’t grow up`…

`The children who didn’t grow up…` is a poem by Aydjan Sarachoghlu, a friend whom I have known for at least 35 years… Aydjan has always been in the forefront of the struggle for peace and reunification, for democracy, for human rights, for a better life on our land and on earth… We went to

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