Sesta – Episode 4: Constructing a culture of peace with Buffer Fringe: An interview with Ellada Evangelou (8/4/2022)

Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this fourth episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak talks to Dr Ellada Evangelou who is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival since 2019. Throughout the podcast, Ellada elaborates on the relationship between arts, culture and conflict transformation, and the role of Buffer Fringe in multifaceted peacebuilding. She explains how Buffer Fringe helps communities co-create and re-imagine the future in an inclusive way against the dominant, exclusionist, nationalist and patriarchal narratives in Cyprus. Buffer Fringe is currently looking for Cyprus-based or internationally based Cypriot artists to join the Festival which will run from 7 October to 9 October. If you have any creative ideas, you can apply to the Festival until 24 April from the link. More about the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BufferFringe/ – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bufferfringe/

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Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 27: Garip Zamanlar noir edition (17/3/2022)

Son Batman filminin etkisiyle mi nedir, bu bölüm Garip Zamanlar tarihinin en "noir" bölümü oldu. Karamsar ve ağdalı başladık ama viski tadımı sayesinde keyifli bitirdik. Napolyon'dan Birinci Dünya Harbi'ne kadar geçen umutlu zamanlar, tarihin sonuna geldiğine inanılan naif zamanlar, bilimden medyaya herşeyin doğruluğunu sorguladığımız şüpheli zamanlar, Rusya'nın Ukrayna'ya saldırmasıyla hatırlanacak günümüz zamanları ve nihayetinde içinde bulunduğumuz garip zamanlar bu bölümde! Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan, Garip Zamanlar podcastının 27'inci bölümünü soğuk ve baharı özlediğimiz bir Mart ayında çektiler. Neyse ki Glen Turner Single Malt - Port Cask Finish imdada yetişti.

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The Life Light – Επεισόδιο 16: Δημιουργώντας ένα βιώσιμο αύριο: Γιώργος Κύρου – Fashion Revolution Κύπρου (16/3/2022)

Ο Γιώργος Κύρου μέλος του κινήματος Fashion Revolution και ιδρυτής της Μοτίβω μας μιλά για τη φιλοσοφία πίσω από την επαναχρησιμοποίηση και τη βιώσιμη μόδα. Ταυτόχρονα γίνεται ένα ακόμα παράδειγμα ενός ανθρώπου που ακολουθά το σκοπό του. Το podcast Life Light παράγεται και παρουσιάζεται από την Άννα Μιχαήλ.

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Nicosia Uncut – Episode 36: War in Ukraine and the lessons for Cypriots (10/3/2022)

Difficult times for Ukraine and for the world peace in general! While Russia's attack on Ukraine continues to create a humanitarian tragedy in the heart of Europe, there are lessons for Cypriots who are living in frozen conflict on the island. In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı discusses how the war in Ukraine must teach the Cypriots the need to end their own conflict since they have been living on a powder keg for many decades. Harsh statements by the Russian Ambassador in Nicosia, upon the decision of the Republic of Cyprus to close its airspace as this is also a common decision of the EU, created a resentment among various circles. Anastasiades government, however, is trying to go below the radar instead of taking a determined position against the Russian invasion.

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Decode Cyprus – Episode 3: Drawing parallels between Ukraine and Cyprus (8/3/2022)

Two journalists from Cyprus, decode Cyprus! In this third episode, Esra Aygın & Lefteris Adilinis discuss the Cypriot reactions to the war in Ukraine, draw parallels between both countries and investigate the Russian involvement in the Cypriot politics. What are the similarities and differences between the two examples? Can we really talk about a principles approach of Russia when it comes to the Cyprus problem? What was the reaction of the Russian Ambassador to a possible NATO protection for a solution in Cyprus? Cypriots must draw their own conclusions.

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Sesta – Episode 3: On the universality of poetry with Nafia Akdeniz (5/3/2022)

Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this third episode of Sesta, Meltem Burak talks to the ethnographer and poet Dr Nafia Akdeniz. Nafia is currently working as a senior instructor at Eastern Mediterranean University, as a post-doctoral researcher with Professor Rebecca Bryant who is based in Utrecht University, and she is working on her poetry collection Yarım İnşaat (Under Construction) which will be published in Turkish in March 2022. Throughout the podcast, Nafia elaborates on the politics of poetry; rootlessness and home-seeking; displacement and emplacement, and nostalgia for future.  She emphasises the universality of poetry, and the relationship between empathy and poetry,…

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The Life Light – Επεισόδιο 15: Χριστιάνα Ξενοφώντος – Δεξιότητες ζωής και καριέρα (24/2/2022) 

Η Χριστιάνα Ξενοφώντος, μια  παθιασμένη υπερασπίστρια για τα δικαιώματα των νέων μας μιλά για τη σημασία της ανάπτυξης δεξιοτήτων ζωής στη πορεία μας. Η προσωπική ανάπτυξη και οι ισορροπίες αποτελούν αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι μιας πορείας με νόημα για τον εαυτό μας και την κοινωνία. Το podcast Life Light παράγεται και παρουσιάζεται από την Άννα Μιχαήλ.

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Nicosia Uncut – Episode 35: RoC’s U-turn from sanctions to CBMs (17/2/2022)

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Handover ceremony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the newly-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, by the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides. (Photo by CNA)

Since the collapse of the talks in Crans Montana, Anastasiades government has dedicated all its foreign policy capital in isolating Turkey through various diplomatic tools. Apart from a number of regional agreements (which were highlighted with tantamount ceremonies), the Republic of Cyprus has used its EU membership to push, unsuccessfully, for European sanctions against Turkey. The Greek Cypriot mainstream media did not hesitate to portray such "glorious diplomatic victories" on their front pages, radio and TV stations were filled with strategic experts praising government's strategic steps in the international arena. It seems that all went down the drain after…

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Decode Cyprus – Episode 2: Race for the presidential election starts early in the RoC (16/2/2022)

Esra Aygın and Lefteris Adilinis, two journalists from Cyprus "decode" Cyprus. In this episode of Decode Cyprus podcast, they discuss the latest in the presidential race in the Republic of Cyprus. DISY leader Averof Neofitou is facing a potential challenge from the former foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides while left-wing AKEL is taking its time before deciding on its candidate. DIKO leader Nicolas Papadopoulos and independent lawyers, Marios Eliades and Achilleas Dimitriades are the other contenders for the post.

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Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 26: Bana lokasyon at, Uber dışarıda (15/2/2022)

Garip Zamanlar'ın bu bölümünde Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan sosyal medya sayesinde dünya üzerindeki her tartışma ve polemiğe nasıl taraf olabileceğimizi, TikTok'un kitap versiyonu BookTok'u, ayakkabısını çıkarmayı reddeden Amerikalı'nın yediği linci, bu yıl ödül alma konusunda en iddialı filmleri, anti-kahramanları ve dünya üzerindeki mafyaların, yasa dışı örgütlenmelerin içinde bulundukları toplumlarla ilişkilerini konuştular. Bu bölümde tadımı yapılan Grant's Select Reserve

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