By Engin Dervişağa…….
By popular demand, I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you a repeat of the interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the British Law Courts in Lefkosa.
The site of the building was historically occupied by the Lusignan Palace, the former residence of the Frankish kings of Cyprus in the Middle Ages and many years later the British colonial administration considered this building too weak and dilapidated and decided to demolish it.
The construction of a new building began on 14 June 1900 and was completed in 1904, when the law courts, postal service, land registry office and police moved in. By the 1920s however, the building was too small for the needs of the administration and new blocks were added to the east and west of the central building.
This is such an interesting area of Lefkosa and nearby is the Sarayönü or Atatürk Square where we looked at many local features including the The Venetian Column, which was transported from the ruins of Salamis.
This show will be transmitted on BRT2 on Monday 3rd July at 19.00pm and repeated on Sunday 9th July at 12.20pm
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I also produce the Vox Pop TV show which features interviews with many people living in North Cyprus and this is screened on BRT2 on Sundays at 15.oopm and again on Tuesdays 8th at 18.30pm If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here
For Radio Lovers do also tune in and join me on BRT Radio on Saturday at 19.00pm for my programme Top Twenty which is compiled by DJ Bora and this show is repeated on Sunday at 15.00pm. We are transmitting this on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo.
You can also tune in to live streaming of this radio show on your PC by clicking here.If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here