Nicosia Uncut – Episode 17: Fed up with the CYprob yet? (12/1/2021)

The first episode of 2021. Andromachi Sophocleous & Kemal Baykallı talk about their favorite topic: The Cyprus problem!.What is the UN's strategy to revitalize the solution process? What should we expect from the informal 5+1 conference which is expected to take place soon? How should we read the latest Cyprus report of the UN Secretary General to the UN Security Council? Which are the elephants in the room? Will Turkey's new foreign policy attempts work? Latest statements from Greek Cypriot politicians, party feuds in the Turkish Cypriot politics. All in this episode of Nicosia Uncut.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 7: Kophenhaglının derdi, bizi gerdi (5/1/2021)

Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan; bunalımlı yılbaşı gecelerinin pandemi dönemi sosyal medya yanısmaları üzerinden kişilik sınıflandırmasına; klastrofobik olan Danimarka vatandaşından üçüncü dünya ülkesi gibi davranan Amerikan demokrasisine çeşitli mevzuları ameliyat masasına yatırıyor. 'Gerçekten garip zamanlardan geçiyoruz' ifadesi hiç bu kadar anlamlı olmamıştı.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 16: A sneak preview to 2021 through Cypriot lens (26/12/2020)

In this last episode of 2020, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı discuss what 2021 is likely to bring under four themes: Cyprus problem, local politics, normalization (pandemic, crossings, economy) and regional&global international politics. Nicosia Uncut continue to provide an insight from an independent Cypriot perspective free from official narratives. 00:00 Introduction 02:17 Cyprus problem 06:55 Local Cyprus politics on both sides of the divide 17:35 Normalization (pandemic) 20:00 Normalization (crossings) 22:40 Normalization (economy) 25:10 Regional and global international politics

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 6: Hezeyanlar, Kore kırsalı cinayetleri ve İzlandalı olmak (23/12/2020)

Garip Zamanlar'ın üç kurucu/yapımcısı uzun süreden sonra bir arada! 2014'te başlayan Garip Zamanlar macerasının bu bölümünde Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan, pandemi döneminde sosyal medya üzerinden kendini gösteren hezeyanları, Lefkoşa'da Kore sineması izlemenin dayanılmaz hafifliğini ve İzlanda olmamız için kaç yıl gerektiğini hasbihal ettiler.

Buffering – Episode 8: Dream Team vs Golden Team (21/12/2020)

Was it really the worst year ever? Is there room for some optimism in the Cyprus problem? Whose cabinet is better? Which one is your favorite team? Dream team vs golden team. Cypriot journalists, Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygin, reporting from Brussels and Lisbon respectively, are bringing you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. And each episode is getting better than the previous one. By the way, do not forget to cover your f***ing nose - there is Covid for f*** sake!

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 15: Conservative agendas on both sides of the divide…and abroad (19/12/2020)

Governing party right-wing DISY flirts with ultra right ELAM but the budget was rejected in the parliament. A fragile minority coalition on the other side of the divide. Turkey and Turkish Cypriots are now back to singing the old two-state solution tune, while UN official Lute is visiting capitals for a possible informal five-party conference. 2020 is almost over and this episode does not portray a rosy picture. #Cyprus

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 14: Politics as usual before the EU summit (9/12/2020)

Tension grows before the EU summit where possible sanctions against Turkey is on the agenda. Stormy waters in domestic politics on both sides of the divide. Despite all, the Turkish Cypriot youth continue to be a glimmer of hope for peace in Cyprus. Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı discuss the latest local and international developments affecting the divided island of Cyprus.

Buffering – Episode 7: Don’t panic, there’s no strategy (23/11/2020)

They are back! Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın, from Brussels and Lisbon respectively, are bringing dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. Cyprus problem, Varosha developments, local politics, coalition efforts, matching the political leaders from both sides of the divide.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 13: “No picnic over pain”, Turkish Cypriots protested (18/112020)

Turkish Cypriots marched again! This time against the picnic in Varosha..and Turkey's intervention in their affairs. On the other side of the divide, Covid measures created resentment. In a parallel universe, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykalli, producers of Nicosia Uncut and peace activists at #UniteCyprusNow were hosted by bilingual Μαζί/Birlikte program at CyBC/PIK. You can watch the show here: