ZAYDER, translating to Olive Tree Education and Assistance Association, is an exceptionally important charity operating in North Cyprus. The reason, in our opinion, for its importance, is because it operates with such a varied remit. Anyone in need and living in North Cyprus, can receive assistance of some kind, depending on their needs.
One organisation in North Cyprus whose main aim is to integrate cultures through art is Sidetreets Educational and Cultural Initiatives Ltd, (it’s known as Arasokaklar in Turkish).
Started in 2004, the North Cyprus Friends of Karpaz Association is comprised of local residents and other interested parties who wish to protect the much coveted Karpaz region in North Cyprus. For many years now the area has been a valuable home to the traditional rural way of Cypriot life as well as the islands most ecologically diverse landscape. Friends of Karpaz will do its best to keep it just that way.
Recent research for another article led to lots of Google searches and the like and subsequently inspired this article about one of the most popular social networking sites Facebook, and what you may be able to find on its pages to do with North Cyprus.
KUŞKOR, translating to North Cyprus Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature, has been active in North Cyprus for over 10 years, and strives to educate the Turkish Cypriot population about protecting birdlife and nature through presentations to schools and villages, as well as monitoring the bird population on the island as best it can, whether migratory or native.
If you’re living in North Cyprus as a foreign resident then it’s useful to know that there are expat residents’ groups around to offer a helping hand in times of need, or if you require some specific information about something.
North Cyprus has a wonderful reputation for its ability to form effective and extremely helpful organisations to benefit the local and expat population.