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Photography in its infancy in the Wild West

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Photography in its infancy in the Wild West   By Ismail Veli……. Photography is a fact and part of modern life. As history goes however photography is a new invention. What we take… Continue reading

Household pets, we loved them and we hated them!

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Household pets, we loved them and we hated them! How the culling of cats helped decimate the human population in the Middle Ages   By Ismail Veli……. Household animals are accepted as way… Continue reading

Women who helped shape the American Wild West

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Women who helped shape the American Wild West   By Ismail Veli……. The equality of women has been a subject of intense debate in the countries considered as belonging to the western world.… Continue reading

Medieval Cyprus through the eyes of travellers‏ By Ismail Veli

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Medieval Cyprus through the eyes of travellers‏ By Ismail Veli……. If there is one habit that Cypriots have had since I can remember, it’s that they enjoy a debate about anything and everything. … Continue reading

Donald Trump takes racism to a new level

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Donald Trump takes racism to a new level   By Ismail Veli…… Like most people, the recent remarks that Muslims should be banned from entering the USA by the potential winner for the… Continue reading

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea By Ismail Veli

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Pygmalion and Galatea   By Ismail Veli……. Once upon a time on an island in the Mediterranean sea where the mountains were beautiful and its shores had sands that were golden smooth, arose… Continue reading

Black Friday is like a buffalo stampede! By Ismail Veli

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Black Friday is like a buffalo stampede!   By Ismail Veli…….. Many people see ‘Black Friday’ as an opportunity to save money from discounts organised by main supermarkets. Personally I think it’s a lousy… Continue reading

My 2015 return visit to Cyprus and Lurucina by Ismail Veli

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My 2015 return visit to Cyprus and Lurucina Including BRTK Radio and TV Interviews   By Ismail Veli……. My recent visit to Cyprus was no doubt one of the most hectic in my… Continue reading

Thank you to a Facebook friend by Ismail Veli

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Thank you to a Facebook friend Yusuf Salih By Ismail Veli…… Facebook is a recent phenomenon in our lives. Some hate it, others love it. Used positively it has many advantages. A few… Continue reading

Cypriot Lacing, a disappearing skill. By Ismail Veli

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Cypriot Lacing, a disappearing skill   By Ismail Veli…… Cyprus is famous for its Sun, beaches and history. But the name of Cyprus is also synonymous with its legendary  Lefkara  lacing,. Lefkara is… Continue reading

Uncovering the origins of the people of Lurucina/Akincilar by Ismail Veli

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Uncovering the origins of the people of Lurucina/Akincilar.   By Ismail Veli……. Bu yazının Türkce çevrisini okumak isteyen burada tıklayın. One of the most talked and debated issues of the people of Lurucina… Continue reading

A look at Kythrea (Degirmenlik) history by Ismail Veli

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A look at Kythrea (Degirmenlik) history   By Ismail Veli……. The town of Degirmenlik/Kythrea is situated about 10 miles northeast from the capital Nicosia and is situated just below the Kyrenia mountain range… Continue reading

Cypriot Culture and Traditions of the Past by Ismail Veli

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Cypriot Culture and Traditions of the Past   By Ismail Veli…….. Culture, tradition and history often shape the habits of human beings in every corner of the world. Cyprus is no exception. For… Continue reading

Rome – A Murder And A Rape Changed The Course Of World History By Ismail Veli

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Rome – How a Murder of a brother and a rape changed the course of world history   By Ismail Veli……. Having studied the Roman Empire since I was 6 years old, and spending… Continue reading

Has Tsipras forced Greece into the abyss?

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Has Tsipras forced Greece into the abyss?   By Ismail Veli…… The ongoing Greek crises in the EU has practically dominated the news headlines for weeks. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unable to… Continue reading

The Battle of Waterloo 1815 by Ismail Veli

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The Battle of Waterloo 1815   By Ismail Veli……. There have been many battles in history that have been called ‘Turning points in history’, or at least have captured the imagination of historians.… Continue reading

The great maps of Medieval Cyprus by Ismail Veli

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The great maps of Medieval Cyprus   By Ismail Veli…… Many people are familiar with the amazing map of Cyprus drawn by Jacomo Franco. Printed in Venice in 1570, it contained the names of… Continue reading

Cyprus – In search of old and dear friends by Ismail Veli

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Cyprus – In search of old and dear friends   By Ismail Veli……. Like many people who look through old family albums of their parents, there are always some photos that inevitably attract… Continue reading