Nicosia Uncut – Episode 24: Responding to our listeners’ feedback (15/5/2021)

In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı respond to the feedback they have received to their recent episodes. The questions and feedback include the relations between corruption and division; role of the United Nations and the European Union in the Cyprus peace process; and what they needed to do in order to contribute to the peace process more positively. On the lighter side, it is the Bayram episode, so Kemal talks about his favourite Cypriot Bayram desert: Tel kadeyifi

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 15: Molehiya western çeksek sosyal medya linci yer miyiz? (10/5/2021)

Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan sosyal medya lincini, şirketlerin gücünü, "gamer"leri, sinemada western çekenlerin Amerikalı olmayışını ve Hindistan'daki siyasi popülizmi konuştular. Cancel culture neleri içerir? Spaghetti western olur da, magarına bulli ya da molohiya western olmaz mı? Bir podcast bölümü nasıl sonlandırılır? Yavaş yavaş.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 23: Discussing the 5+1 Geneva failure and next day scenarios for Cyprus (3/5/2021)

Informal 5+1 conference on Cyprus, with the participation of two Cypriot sides and three guarantor powers as well as the UN, ended with failure at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Positions of the sides were not bridgeable and the UN Secretary General announced his intention to gather sides once more for another informal summit. Nicosia Uncut producers Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı provides a critical analysis of the process and try to answer the quetion: "What's next?"

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 22: Discussing CYprob, global politics with our special guest: Retired Ambassador Selim Kuneralp (23/4/2021)

In this episode we have had a special guest. Retired Ambassador Selim Kuneralp served in the Turkish foreign ministry for more than 40 years at various high-level positions and in this episode he answered our questions regarding the latest developments in the Cyprus problem, regional & global politics and shared his personal assessments on the relevant topics. It was a real pleasure to host such a refined diplomat in our podcast and we feel obligated to remind our listeners that, needless to say, Mr.Kuneralp addressed our discussion topics on his personal behalf, and not on behalf of any country or office he held in the past or present.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 14: Freud’u daralayanlar (22/4/2021)

"Programda hangi konular işlensin" temalı anketin sonuçlarını konuşurken, ekip üyeleri bir anda kendilerini patriyarkiyi tartışırken buldular. Fred'un "kadın ne ister?" sorusu patiyarkal bir toplumda yaşayan erkeğin alaycı bir sorusu mu? "Fallus hasedi" nazar boncuğu gerektirir mi? Empati, aslında bir tahakküm modeli mi? Kurban olmak üzerinden bir ideoloji kurgulanabilir mi? Orta gelir grubundan beyaz erkek kastrasyondan kurtulmak için mi Trump'a oy verdi? Ve Sertaç'ın keçisi samarella oldu mu? Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan; Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde derin sularda yüzüyorlar, umarız boğulmazlar!

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 13: Netflix ile birleşik Evropa (8/4/2021)

Uzun zamandır pandemi nedeniyle uzaktan program yapan Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan, Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde ayni mekanda buluştular. Ortaya enfes bir bölüm çıktı. Netflix Avrupa'nın birleştirici gücü mü? Murakami mi, Ishigoro mu, hangi Japon (asıllı) yazar Nobel'i hak ediyor? Telif hakkı öldü mü, crowdfunding kaldı mı? Orhan Pamuk'un sevilen romanları ve ekip üyelerine çağrıştırdığı yazarlar. Bir günde paltodan mayoya geçilen bu günleri ünlü yönetmen David Lynch hava durumu sunduğu programında nasıl değerlendirirdi acaba?

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 21: Special guest – Dr.Sertaç Sonan on their survey on political culture in northern Cyprus (6/4/2021)

Today's episode is special as Nicosia Uncut produers Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı are hosting Dr. Sertaç Sonan, one of the academics behind a survey titled: “Politics and Society in North Cyprus” and published by Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The report focused on the differences and similarities between native Turkish Cypriots and Turkish immigrants who came to the island after 1974, on issues such as identity perception, attitudes towards religion, democratic values, relations with Turkey and the Cyprus problem. Particularly the findings on tendencies towards a federal solution, unitary state and annexation sparked a wide range of reactions in both communities. Click here for the full report.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 20: EU Council conclusions, US-TR relations, carrots & sticks (27/3/2021)

Podcasting from both sides of the divide in Nicosia-Cyprus, Andromachi Sophocleous & Kemal Baykallı are producing the popular politics podcast - Nicosia Uncut. In this episode, they discuss the conclusions of the latest EU Council meeting and provide a background in the global and regional politics. While the new US Administration is trying to restore the American foreign policy around containing Russia, Turkish-American relations are likely to face various tests including the one in the East Med. Europeans are still lacking a coherent and unified foreign policy, a gap that might be filled by post-Trump USA. Cyprus, however, is still a chip in the bigger game. As the date for the informal 5+1 summit on Cyprus is fast approaching, Nicosia Uncut producers discuss various scenarios for the meeting that will take place between 27-29 April in Geneva.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 12: Astor ne ister? (22/3/2021)

"...evrenin ezilmiş kedileridir Aşk." Charles Bukowski. Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan; Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde köpekler, kediler ve keçiler; Bukowski, Pamuk, Ferrante ve Fitzgerald gibi yazarlar; Norveç'te opera ve tiyatro; modern çağ pandemileri ve onların insanlığa etkileri üzerine hasbihal ettiler. Sinema sadece sinema mıdır? Ve sahi, gerçekten de Astor ne ister?

The Life Light – Επεισόδιο 9: Nama Dama – Μουσικός/ Αφηγήτρια -The world above the ceiling (16/3/2021)

Μέσα από αυτή τη συζήτηση μοιράζεται μαζί μας τη πορεία της στη δημιουργία μιας άλλης διάστασης μέσα από τη μουσική και τις ιστορίες της. Ξεδιπλώνει το πώς οι εμπειρίες της σχημάτισαν τη τέχνη της και το πώς το μονοπάτι της την οδηγεί στο να βοηθήσει με ένα μοναδικό τρόπο την ευρύτερη κοινωνία.