The Groovy Historian talks about Cyprus
By Chris Elliott……
The nice thing about the internet community is that you can meet some great people with the same concept of wanting to share their discoveries and views for the benefit of others with a worldwide audience .
We would like to introduce Turkish Cypriot, Ahmet Ozakca (Groovy Historian) from London who has learned much of the Cyprus heritage and culture from his parents who originated from the village of Akincilar which is also known as Lurucina.
The reason he started the Groovy Historian history brand on Twitter in April 2012 was just for fun, it then it started to grow into a blog because he had the idea of history being groovy and a fun way to learn with lots of fun history facts and to deliver in many different formats, such as articles, podcast, videos, documentaries, as well as a book in development with various other groovy historian plans. which from that extent it has grown into a platform to start doing collaboration with fellow historians or people who are interested passionately in history.
He was in his early years of doing his history degree and in his first year he decided he wanted to excel and find a new insight of doing history. Then he found out about ‘digital history’ which is a growing new media which helped him as an historian in his final year of doing his history degree.
He has an interest in his heritage and history of Cyprus and the Ottoman Empire and the Turkic routes from Central Asia to Europe as well as a passion for many different histories and history of the past.
He also has a passion for the Ottoman Empire from the social, cultural and major political history of the Ottoman sultans and their harems and their society. Cyprus is a place he holds dear to his heart because of his parents, who are both from Northern Cyprus, and their cultural and historical daily lives which link back to the past of the Ottoman Empire times.
Do have a look at the Groovy Historian Youtube trailer podcast below and he can be seen on Twitter by clicking here You can also visit his website by clicking here and perhaps you will place a LIKE on this article if you would like to see more from the Groovy Historian on cyprusscene.com