Archives: Our People

Salih Toksöz

Salih Toksöz joined the Home Cafe team in June 2022 as a barista. He studied Modern Greek Language and Literature at Ankara University and went to Athens to participate in the Erasmus program, studying Political Sciences and History. He is a master’s student on Human Rights at Ankara University and before joining The Home Cafe …

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Gia Glover

Gia Glover has joined The Home Café team as The Home Cafe Manager (Maternity Cover). She has studied Film and Communication media in Nicosia and has completed a diploma in Fashion Design. Gia is a co-founder of an art space in the walled city, which brings together various forms of creations by artists of both …

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Cemil Bayhanlı

Cemil Bayhanlı

Cemil Bayhanli joined the Home for Cooperation in December 2021 as an Administration Officer. Cemil is responsible for services of the Home for Cooperation, including the organization and management of events and bookings hosted at the Home. He is also responsible for the maintenance of the building. Cemil has taken part in the Buffer Fringe …

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Şenel Kim

Şenel Kim joined The Home Cafe team in October 2021. She studied Political Science and International Relations at Yildiz Technical University, in Istanbul and went to Slovenia for International Relations master’s degree. Before joining the Home Cafe team, she was a intern at the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, and a research assistant. Currently, …

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Maria Zeniou

Maria is the co-coordinator of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum and has worked as part of the Secretariat of the Forum since 2014. In this role, Maria is responsible for coordination and facilitation of political and non-political stakeholder dialogues as well as coordination and management of research and shared knowledge resources for the dialogues. She co-facilitates …

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Cemil Bayhanli

Cemil is a sound engineer and a musician with experience in live and studio sound engineering and live performances mainly playing electric guitar. He is also the founder of JMYL Sound Engineering company where he actively sets up portable audio systems for events and festivals. He has co-organised festivals (Electric Cicadas) for three consecutive years …

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Diomedes Koufteros

Diomedes Koufteros is a theatre actor and director. He has taught at Bowdoin College (Maine, USA) as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (Theater for Social Change) and University of Nicosia (Cyprus) as part-time faculty (Gender, Culture, Politics of the Body); has worked as an expert in Arts and Culture for the European Commission’s Creative …

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Zoe Kakota

Zoe was born and raised in Nicosia. She has studied Fashion Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She has worked as a financial officer, project manager in various European projects, light technician (Sound-Lights-Multimedia) in theatre productions and production manager in performances and the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. Zoe is also …

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Nihal Soğancı

Nihal Soğancı is part of the Home for Cooperation team and is currently continuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Her ethnographic research mainly questions how displaced people of North Cyprus collage and montage a home in the post 2003 period as well as on …

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Gürgenç Korkmazel

Gürgenç Korkmazel, 1969 Paphos born poet, writer, translator. Since 1992 he has published six poetry, three short story collections. He has prepared Anthology of Greek Cypriot Poetry, and Anthology of Turkish Cypriot Short Story. Also, he has translated the poems of Taner Baybars, John Clare and Lawrence Durrell. His books have been published in Nicosia, …

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