Building a peaceful co-existince together

How can we empower the voice of the people for the unification of Cyprus? How can we show two communities that unlike the “deadlock”, something different, something sustainable can be done in this island? We talked about our inspirations, strategies and will to build a peaceful co-existince together in Cyprus with Raphaelle Vivent from news…

The ‘Journey’, International Summer School

Today we talked at the International Summer School, the ‘Journey’, organised by Cyprus University of Technology with Climate-KIC about how to handle the challenges caused by ecological treats, climate changes and war/conflict in specific areas. We shared our experiences from the Famagusta Ecocity Project with those international postgraduates and young professionals to inspire them to tackle…

Stories for Peace

We shared two ‘peace’ stories with the editor in chief of http://www.coastalseekers.com Amelia and her partner Josh. This inspiring couple created an online platform for travel video/ bloggers to share their stories. There are many ways for peace making; art, architecture, storytelling, permaculture, economy and many more. Our first story came from art in which…

Cyprus: The Trapped Treasures of a Divided Island

»Source: Euronews “Good morning everybody, welcome to this amazing walking and talking tour of the wonderful city of Famagusta,” says archaeologist and art historian guide Anna Marangou. As always, she and her fellow guide Orhan have words in Greek and Turkish to welcome their party. Their bi-communal efforts was one of the examples recognized by the Stelios…

“As It Happens” CBC RADIO-Canada

Talking to CBC RADIO-Canada “As It Happens” with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas during the “Famagusta EcoCity Project Phase I” process. PART THREE (@ “13:36) click to listen CYPRUS HOTELS LAND Beautiful beaches, white sands and an array of hotels with Mediterranean views to die for: the resort town of Varosha in Cyprus has everything. But…

Reviving Famagusta; From Ghost Town to Eco-city?

  Dr. Ceren Bogac’s presentation at ’02:37:38 It was very emotional for me to meet with all those Famagusta refugees, tell them my personal narrative regarding our home town, sharing our experiences and hoping for a solution. I like to thank for all those beautiful people for their kind words who spend time with me…

Maraş: Akdeniz’in unutulmuş plajı

BBC.CO.UK Türkçe Richard Hooper ve Vibeke Venema BBC Dünya Servisi Akdeniz’in gizli sahili Maraş’a hoşgeldiniz. Kilometrelerce uzanan kum sahillerde, doğayla tamamen başbaşasınız. İstediğiniz odayı seçebileceğiniz onlarca büyük otel, art arda uzanıyor. Ama yola çıkmadan önce, sahile yaklaşırken karşınıza çıkacak kalın telleri kesmek için yanınıza bir cıvata kesici almayı unutmayın. Yasak bölgede görülen kişileri öldürme emri…

Talking to Radio France about living in a Fragmented Island

Two weeks ago I got a phone call from a journalist, Caroline Gillet, from Radio France. She said that she was making portraits about young people all over the Europe and listened to our BCC Outlook Radio program with Vasia Markides and interested to make an interview with young Cypriots about the current fragmentation of the…

Awakening the ghosts of Varosha: An Ecocity Project for Famagusta

I grow up in Famagusta, on the second floor of an apartment blog looking to ghost town Varosha. I listed to golden age of this abandoned place from my father who spent his youth in the region during mid 60’s until the fragmentation of the island in 1974. Our neighbours were ghosts living on the…