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Lobbying for Turkish Cypriots rights. Who cares?

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Lobbying for Turkish Cypriots rights. Who cares?   By Ismail Veli I first observed the power of lobbying at the age of 17 during the Yom Kippur war between the Arabs and Israelis… Continue reading

Memories of Cypriots frozen in time

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Memories of Cypriots frozen in time   By Ismail Veli In the last few years social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionised human behaviour like nothing else in history. The ability… Continue reading

Historical habit of insulting our fellow humans‏ – By Ismail Veli

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Historical habit of insulting our fellow humans‏   By Ismail Veli…… From time immemorial, humans have relished the delights of verbal warfare. It is a paradox of our own inarticulate age the  pleasure… Continue reading

History and Legends of Tokni/Tashkent by Ismail Veli

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History and Legends of Tokni/Tashkent   By Ismail Veli……. The village of Tokni/Dohni situated about halfway between Larnaca and Limassol is a typically medium to small sized village of Cyprus, on close inspection however… Continue reading

Komi Kebir and its legends by Ismail Veli

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Komi Kebir and its legends   By Ismail Veli…… The village of Büyükkonuk/Komi Kebir in North Cyprus lies about 4-5 miles north-east of Boğaz in the lowland foothills of the Beşparmak Kyrenia mountain range, which is the… Continue reading

Hobbies. One of the keys to contentment! By Ismail Veli

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Hobbies – One of the keys to contentment!   By Ismail Veli……. Many people go through life working hard, trying to enjoy themselves and save up for a comfortable retirement. Nothing wrong with… Continue reading

Cyprus Past and Present by Ismail Veli

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Cyprus Past and Present By Ismail Veli….. The ending of Venetian rule in Cyprus in 1571 was followed by 306 years of Ottoman rule. For the ordinary Cypriots life was often hard and brutal.… Continue reading

A brief history of Arodez/Arodhes in Paphos/Baf, Cyprus By Ismail Veli

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A brief history of Arodez/Arodhes in Paphos/Baf, Cyprus By Ismail Veli Arodhes/Arodez was a double village called upper and Lower (asagi.Kado/Yukari/Pano) the upper part being Christian, the lower the Moslem area. The medieval… Continue reading

Cicero The Most Famous Governor in Cypriot History!

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Cicero The Most Famous Governor in Cypriot History!   By Ismail Veli If I was to choose the most famous Governor in Cypriot history I would choose the great Marcus Tullius Cicero, a… Continue reading

Cyprusscene and Cyprus Observer – A refreshing difference

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Cyprusscene and Cyprus Observer A refreshing difference   By Ismail Veli Cyprusscene.com the internet media site is only about 2 years old. During this short time Chris Elliott and Margaret Sheard have worked… Continue reading

Murder of a Priest – Lurucina 1924 – History uncovered.

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Murder of a Priest – Lurucina 1924 The history uncovered   By Ismail Veli ‘Kirlapo’ The events surrounding the murder of Papa Charalambous Michelides and the hanging of Mustafa and Yusuf Bairam in 1924 had… Continue reading

Ismail Veli – My Roots 1750s to 2014 – History of the Mehmet Katri family of Lurucina/Akincilar

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Ismail Veli – My Roots 1750s to 2014 History of the Mehmet Katri family of Lurucina/Akincilar By Ismail Veli The origins of the Mehmet Katri family in Lurucina goes back at least 11 generations.… Continue reading

What would the world be without favorite food and drink? By Ismail Veli

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What would the world be without favourite food and drink? By Ismail Veli For many people starting the day with a cup of tea or coffee is a natural part of our breakfast… Continue reading

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

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