An Introduction to a New Era of Light and Life!
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the new Kyrenia Post. For those of you who have resided in North Cyprus for a Number of years- or those who have returned to our beautiful island for holidays frequently, you may be thinking “I’m sure I’ve seen this logo before…”
Well, you’d be correct to think so.
The Kyrenia Post was originally founded by Tamer Konat in 2002. The informative and interesting monthly newspaper style magazine was welcomed by the community, and soon became a household name.
After several successful years of publication, Mr Konat felt he needed to focus on the many other responsibilities he has of which brings vital and vibrant life into the tourism, culture and festival sector in North Cyprus. Mr Konat has been a major contributor of these sectors to our island for many years, having hosted thousands of tourists from abroad, and as a co-founder of the only internationally recognised classic car club in North Cyprus as well as the President of the North Cyprus Mercedes Benz Club.
The weeks and months of work, research and communication with both businesses and our fellow cosmopolitan population has been a bright and busy experience for us all! Our team have worked tirelessly and are proud to present you with the all new Kyrenia Post.
Our English/Russian publication will strive to remain inclusive of our multi-cultural community residing and visiting in North Cyprus, while bringing you culture, nostalgia, useful information including where to go, what to do and of course, Important contact information. We will be bringing you stories from the length and breadth of our community from home and abroad, while highlighting up and coming talents.
You can find us online, at: www.kyreniapost.com. Here you will find our multi-lingual team have created a site where you can find information, advise, services and of course and much more in several languages. You can also follow our Kyrenia Post Facebook page.
We would like to take this opportunity to express that we are enormously proud to be a part of this publication. We would also like to remind our valuable readers that this publication is made for YOU, the people- we want to hear from you- your experiences, your stories and your lives. Feel free to get in touch with any member of our team via the contact links below.
We look forward to bringing you the very best from our beautiful island, and growing closer with those who hail near or far to make this spectacular country the perfect little paradise we call home.
Kyrenia Post team
Serpil Kadirlar: Co-Owner/ Director/English Language Editor/ Co-Founder
After becoming a young mum to two gorgeous boys, Serpil returned to studying after the birth of her first child and graduated with a BA in Education and English Literature. Opting to remain at home, she dedicated her skills to
educating her own sons and formed a business from home creating custom made wedding and celebration cakes. Throughout this time, Serpil developed her passion for history, culture and creative writing. She engaged in many
social projects and became a keen human rights activists, often attending seminars and protests to learn more about human rights issues around the globe. Serpil continued studying, researching and compiling her writings which she then presented as dissertations. After sharing her work online through websites and social media groups, her work was quickly recognised by publishers who discovered Serpil’s natural talent and thus, her career into journalism began. After gaining further experience and knowledge as an editor for a local English language newspaper in North Cyprus, she was convinced more than ever that this was the career path she desired. Serpil is easily able to connect and empathize with people from all walks of life. She embraces diversity, somewhat captivated by culture and with an intricate eye for detail, naturally engages a multitude of communities while remaining driven and focused on her work.
Halyna Shymanska: Co-Owner/ Russian Language Editor/ Co-Founder
Our beautiful, fashionable and charming Russian Language Editor Halyna moved to Cyprus in 2013 and fell in love with the island. Born in western Ukraine, Halyna is a city girl, growing up in Lviv, widely renowned as the cultural capital of Ukraine and nicknamed ‘little Paris’ due to the stunning architecture, pretty boulevards, many arts festivals and its cosmopolitan people. Halyna studied international economic relations and foreign languages at the cities university and can speak her native Ukranian as well as Russian, English, Italian and a little bit of Turkish. She has always been interested in journalism, which from a small hobby turned into her favourite ‘work’. Halyna is a very well-travelled young lady and fate brought her to sunny Cyprus, where she met and fell in love with her fiancé Robbie. Not only are they bound together by their love, they are engaged together in the business of our magazine. Halyna is a very positive, joyful and ambitious person, this radiates through when you meet her and she hopes to pass on all her knowledge to the readers and bring to the magazine wise and useful information alongside some vibrant and colourful articles.
Robbie Mackay: Co-Owner/ Director/ Co-Founder
Director Robbie is a proud ‘Dunedian’ hailing from Scotlands Capital City; Edinburgh. After completing his secondary education, he progressed into Higher Education attending the Prestigious University of Edinburgh Business School, where he gained his MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Business Management. Today he looks after the family business and has built up a successful investment portfolio. Robbie’s first visit to Cyprus was back in 2003 and after many family holidays his parents bought a villa. They spent their Summers on the island and in 2012 made the life changing decision to call Cyprus their permanent home, and have never looked back. Cyprus is a special place for Robbie, he emigrated here as a young man, embracing a whole new culture and way of life. He has been fortunate to find a few close friends, whom he now regards as family. It’s where he met his Fiance Halyna. The couple share a passion for horticulture, gastronomy, travel, music and the arts. Robbie has introduced Halyna to the world of Classic Cars and the pair are valued members of the North Cyprus Classic and Sports Car Club, often seen competing in
rallies as Pilot and Co Pilot with their beloved classic Mercedes. Robbie hopes to bring a wealth of knowledge, culture, colour, interest and fun to the magazine.
Shen Tibet: Co-Owner/ Marketing/ PR Manager/ Co-Founder
This London born and raised Turkish Cypriot gentleman has one of the most diverse, experienced and exciting backgrounds you could possibly imagine! Exhibiting incredible future vision at the young age of 20, Shen began working for Newmans industrial Machine Manufacturer as an electrical engineer. After gaining 4 years of experience, he then moved onto Argonaut Gaming, where he was a Network engineer for 6 years. Shen’s career took an exciting turn when he joined the Honda Formula 1 Team in 1999, where he became an IT manager, and later progressed to become a telemetry rack engineer, carefully maintaining the complex computers which controlled the lightening-speed racing cars. After 2002, Shen moved on and worked for a media communication company as an IT manager. He continued to develop himself in different sectors- including property development and even became a qualified electrician and plasterer! A man of all trades! (literally) In 2010, Shen’s career again took an exciting turn when his rock band IRT became the first British Turkish Cypriot Rock band on the island, and after having reached an agreement with European Records, went on to win the 20th of August “Track of the year” award. After relocating to North Cyprus permanently in 2016, Shen entered the world of media publication in 2017 where he became advertisement and PR manager of an English language newspaper. We wasted no time in utilising his broad experience and we’re incredibly lucky to have such a diverse, experienced and innovative gentleman on our team.