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Turkey – The Origins of Cheese and Yogurt

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By Ismail Veli………. Its unimaginable to travel to any country across the globe and not find cheese or yogurt. These two dairy products have become part of the human diet and their popularity… Continue reading

Why did the USA take the decision to drop the Atomic bomb?

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By Ismail Veli……. The 7th December 1941 was the day the Japanese attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. The decision to attack the USA  turned what was until that point… Continue reading

Will Mustafa Kemal Ataturks legacy survive?

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By Ismail Veli……. There have been many great leaders in history who have made an impact. Some are rated as great reformers, military, politicians, scientists etc. Mustafa Kemal better known as Ataturk (father… Continue reading

Is the Western World in Chaos?

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By Ismail Veli…….. As in the past, the 21st century has seen the world in wars, conflict and a refugee crisis to compare to the worst in human history. With the advent of… Continue reading

Is the UK Labour party committing suicide?

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By Ismail Veli……. The aftermath of the Brexit vote seems to have turned the whole British political scene on its head. The failure of the Prime Minister Cameron to convince a large part… Continue reading

Brexit! What does it mean for Cyprus?

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By Ismail Veli……… In the run up to the historic referendum of the Kofi Annan plan in 2004 designed to re-unify Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots (TC’s) and Greek Cypriots (GC’s) were offered the carrot… Continue reading

The Common Market dream, has it turned into a Nightmare?

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By Ismail Veli…….. The aftermath of the butchery of 2 world wars starting from European rivalry in 1914 and 1939 convinced many European powers that something had to be done to work together… Continue reading

Has President Erdogan finally woken up to making friends?

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By Ismail Veli……. Turkey and Israel seem to have signed a deal that would help mend their relationship which was damaged when Israeli commandos attacked the human rights ship, Mavi Marmara in 2010.… Continue reading

Muhammad Ali, The passing of a legend

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By Ismail Veli…….. The word legend is often used  too freely, but Muhammad Ali who passed away on 4th June 2016 at the age of 74 was a legend if ever there was… Continue reading

The ghosts that haunt us, or do they?

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By Ismail Veli……. Stories of ghosts and haunted places are almost as old as humanity itself. Not being superstitious I often look at these stories with a sense of humour and almost find… Continue reading

”It’s Simple! – the Cyprus Negotiations Will Fail.”

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A message to President Mustafa Akıncı ”It’s Simple! – the Cyprus Negotiations Will Fail”   Review by Ismail Veli……. The messenger is Roger Jennings the grandson of Asa K.Jennings who was appointed by Mustafa… Continue reading

Monarchy or a Republic, what do you prefer?

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Monarchy or a Republic What do you prefer?   By Ismail Veli…… The debate about the British Monarchy and its usefulness occasionally rears its head. There are many who consider the Royal family… Continue reading

Frozen Cypriots and looking back into Cyprus History

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Frozen Cypriots and looking back into Cyprus History By Ismail Veli…… There are so many Facebook groups which are created for many different reasons that it’s hard not to find some that suits… Continue reading

The Ancient Olympics and present day corruption!

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The Ancient Olympics and present day corruption!   By Ismail Veli…… The Olympic games is the oldest sporting event in the world. sadly recent history has shown that cheating via drugs, and corruption… Continue reading

Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!

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Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!   By Ismail Veli…… We live in an age of high tech computers, TV, satellites etc. At a press of a button… Continue reading

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