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A poem of St Hilarion Castle

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A poem of St Hilarion Castle By Ismail Veli With words we can conjure up so many visions of people and places and when I think about my family roots which are from… Continue reading

The origins of Surnames and their meanings By Ismail Veli

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The origins of Surnames and their meanings By Ismail Veli Throughout the history of humans our names have been an important part of our identity. They often have a meaning which has been… Continue reading

Cyprus Regiment – Forgotten heroes of WW2

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Cyprus – Forgotten heroes of WW2  The Cyprus Regiment By Ismail Veli There are many stories of heroes and unknown Martyrs who served the British Commonwealth in its hour of need. Britain’s need… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus – Lurucina (Akincilar), exodus from the village

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Lurucina and the exodus from the village. By Ismail Veli The people of Lurucina are spread far and wide around the world. From being the largest Turkish village in Cyprus it has been… Continue reading

The history of Cypriot Photography part 2 – By Ismail Veli

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The History of Cypriot Photography – Part 2 By Ismail Veli The History of Cypriot Photography may imply that all the photographers were based in Cyprus, far from it. Some of the most… Continue reading

Cyprus Hidden History – Did the Greeks offer to partition Cyprus?

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Cyprus Hidden History. Did the Greeks offer to partition Cyprus? By Ismail Veli Enosis, Partition, divide and rule, occupation, destruction, refugees, genocide are all words that are spoken by most Turkish Cypriots(TC’s) and… Continue reading

Cyprus : The story of Maria and Nicos of Trachoni near Kythrea

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Cyprus : The story of MARIA and  NICOS By Ismail Veli The story of Maria and Nicos (aka Nico) is one of a typical Cypriot couple and yet I found something special about Maria’s… Continue reading

Cyprus Poems a review by Ismail Veli – Cyprus Adio

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Cyprus Adio By Ismail Veli I would like to invite people to share any poems related to Cyprus. I appreciate that if it’s in Greek or Turkish perhaps the translation will not rhyme… Continue reading

The history of Cypriot Photography part 1 – By Ismail Veli

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The History of Cypriot Photography – Part 1  By Ismail Veli The history of photography in Cyprus is relatively new by Western standards. One article like this cannot even come close to a… Continue reading

Kyrenia National Archive and Research Institute – By Ismail Veli

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Kyrenia National Archive and Research Institute  (Milli Arşiv ve Arastirma Merkezi) By Ismail Veli During my last visit to Cyprus in November 2013 my aim was to search for any archive material available… Continue reading

Cyprus – UN Resolution 186 – What does it mean and what impact has it had? By Ismail Veli

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Cyprus – UN Resolution 186 What does it mean and what impact has it had?  By Ismail Veli  Many people look at the Embargoes on the Turkish Cypriots (TCs) in various ways.  1/.… Continue reading

Nostalgic Cyprus, or was it? By Ismail veli

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Nostalgic Cyprus, or was it?  By Ismail Veli To say most of us enjoy old family photos and past life is probably an understatement. Photos allow us to see a glimpse of the… Continue reading

Cyprus – Did the British transfer land from Turkish to Greek owners?

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Did the British transfer large chunks of land from Turkish to Greek owners? By Ismail Veli Much talk on the property ownership in Cyprus has been debated, disputed and each side claims to be… Continue reading

The Cyprus Buffer Zone. A visit to a land where time stands still

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The Cyprus Buffer Zone A visit to a land where time stands still By Ismail Veli Travelling to Cyprus has always been a rewarding experience. The normal routine is one of sightseeing, visiting… Continue reading

Cyprus – The human cost of the tragedy

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The human cost of the Cyprus tragedy By Ismail Veli The cost of human life and upheaval in the Cyprus dispute since 1955 has left a scar on all sides that seems impossible… Continue reading