Discovering North Cyprus 19/12/2016, Whirling Dervishes at the Bedestan, Lefkosa


By Engin Dervişağa…….

In memory of the death in 1273 of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi the founder of the Whirling Dervish order I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to repeat our show “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Mevlana whirling-dervis-at-the-bedistanor Whirling Dervishes who perform regularly at the Bedesten, Lefkosa.

This TV show for Bayrak Radio and Television Corporation will be screened with a 7 minute introduction in English followed by Arabic.

The original Whirling Dervishes and their origins date back to the 1200’s and Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi who was born in the province of Balkh, Afghanistan in 1207. He left with his entire family in 1228 and eventually settled in Konya in Anatolia where he developed a profound tolerance for religion.

He was considered to be a philosopher, poet and scientist. He died on 17th December 1273 and was laid to rest beside his father in Konya, which is in present day Turkey.

This show will be transmitted on BRT2 on Monday 19th December at 19.00pm and repeated on Sunday 25th December at 12.20pm 

To go direct to BRT 2 TV to watch these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time click here  

I also produce the Vox Pop TV show which features interviews with many people living in North Cyprus and this is screened on BRT2 on Sundays at 15.oopm and again on Tuesdays at 18.30pm If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here

For Radio Lovers do also tune in and join me on BRT Radio on Saturday  at 19.00pm for my programme Top Twenty which is compiled by DJ Bora and this show is repeated on Sunday at 15.00pm. We are transmitting this on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo.

You can also tune in to live streaming of this radio show on your PC by clicking here.If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here

For those local readers who have interesting hobbies or interests who think it could make an interesting subject for my Vox Pop TV show, do please send me a message.