Two images of Cyprus never leave the mind once glimpsed. One is the enormous Turkish flag, made of painted red and white stones, and set in a mountainside overlooking the capital, Nicosia. Legend has it that the stones are re-painted, kept fresh, by Turkish Cypriot women whose loved ones are dead or missing. The other […]
Marc Carnegie is a journalist in Paris. He is a former Nicosia resident.
With a bit of a breeze you might just catch the reek wafting off the Champs Elysées since yesterday. The French presidential palace never smells particularly good but this one, as the wine connoisseurs say, has got quite a nose. The occasion is the Franco-African summit, at which President Jacques Chirac has pledged to launch […]