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Cyprus - Don't Blame The British

CYPRUS – DON’T BLAME THE BRITISH

Following the publication of an outstanding article in CYPRUS TODAY a leading North Cyprus newspaper recently, the author and local historian John Hughes-Wilson has asked cyprusscene.com to publish his article on the internet to ensure it has the opportunity of worldwide reading and sharing. 1,339 more words

Cyprus

Mortgage Applications Declined 2.2% From 1 Week Earlier, Purchase Applications Down 64% Since Late 2007, Refi Applications Flat-lined

With economists giddy over the 4% real GDP print from BEA this morning, bring some housing and mortgage reality into the picture. Despite 4% real GDP growth in Q2, mortgage purchase applications and mortgage refinancing applications remain in Death Valley. 145 more words

Turkey's "Multi-Scenario" Foreign Policy

Abstract

Turkish foreign policy has always been a puzzling issue for both Western and non-Western scholars. Yet, the ascendance of the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP) to power in 2002 made things even more complicated as it signified the gradual break of a national ideological tradition and the emergence of a post-Kemalist, neo-Islamist, ideological framework. 145 more words

Turkey

Cyprus conflict - War for Cyprus still going on in school books after 40 years

War for Cyprus still going on

in school books after 40 years

Forty years after the division of Cyprus, Greek and Turkish Cypriot schoolchildren are still being taught separate narratives of their shared legacy of pain. 582 more words

North Cyprus

Bizarro World: Freddie Mac's Mortgage Purchases Drop By 1/2 in June As Fed Continues Agency MBS Purchases (Mortgage Apps Still Lousy)

We are all painfully aware that mortgage purchases applications are down since 2007, along with real household income and hourly wage growth.

Bank mortgage originations are down considerably as well, such as Wells Fargo. 114 more words

A Beach and Some Books

I told you we had been totally jet set! Our final destination was Cyprus.

We have not had a family holiday (all of us traveling together) since before M was born. 1,845 more words

Motherhood

51 Port Operating Squadron leave Valetta Camp, Cyprus

51 Port Operating Squadron leave

Valetta Camp, Cyprus

The Camps of Cyprus

By Chris Elliott

Richard Chamberlain, the renowned photographer and author of the book “Cyprus Scene and Way of Life in 1954″, has contacted cyprusscene to see what can be learned of a plaque that he recently purchased at an antiques sale. 267 more words

Cyprus