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A podcast from the alternate Cypriot universe - by Esra Aygın & Yiorgos Kakouris
A Cyprus podcast.

News commentary and political satire from both parts of the island by two Cypriot journalists from the two communities of Cyprus.
11 Episodes
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Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris, living and working in Lisbon and Brussels respectively, are bringing you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. This week they are helping you to understand the latest street protests against the government and police brutality to the south of the division line and how power struggles within the leading right-wing Turkish Cypriot political party are affecting the domestic politics, leading to changes in the cabinet in the north.
Buffering hosts are coming up with some creative ideas on how to solve the Cyprus problem. One idea has something to do with the famous Buffer Zone of Cyprus – no wonder the podcast is called “buffering”. Buffering podcast is brought to you by Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın, two Cypriot journalists who live and work in Brussels and Lisbon respectively.
Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın are bringing you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. Trumpization of Cypriot politicians and public figures, Freudian comparison of temples’ sizes, attack on journalists and media, arbitrary destruction of historical Nicosia house, never-ending Cyprus talks, and good old corruption in the island of Aphrodite.
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!
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.
This week, Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın discuss the controversies created around art, latest on the Turkish Cypriot elections and campaigns, and statements by the Turkish Foreign Ministry regarding Cyprus talks.
In this episode of Buffering, Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris talks about the passport scheme, the new measures against virus in the north and love lost between Kudret Özersay and Ankara because of Varosha disagreement.
In this episode of Buffering, journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygin report from the alternate Cypriot universe: The virus, like the Cyprus problem, does not let go; return of the king; things fall apart and the political centre cannot hold.
In this episode of Buffering, Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygin, two Cypriot journalists living abroad, discuss the latest dispatches in the alternate Cypriot universe. This week: jet ski trouble, barber shop drama and how and why Church was oppressed during the Middle Ages.
In this second episode of Buffering, Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris (who are currently based in Lisbon and Brussels respectively) continue to bring you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. This week: invisible officials with and without quotation marks, political rumours, casual and not casual Cypriot racism & sexism, and the return of the thinking donkey.
In this first pilot episode, journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris, reporting from Lisbon and Brussels respectively, are discussing current Cypriot issues as Cypriots looking from abroad. How Cypriots listen to podcasts, scandals shaking the politics, mysterious scent over the divided capital and latest political commentary are some of the topics covered in this first pilot episode.
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