December 6, 2023
By Engin Dervişağa…….


I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Dervish Pasha Mansion which is a historical mansion and ethnographic museum in the Arabahmet quarter of Lefkosa.

The current mansion was built on the site of an earlier Gothic building and its front door bears the date of 1801 so this may be the construction date of the building. It was repaired in 1869 and belonged at the end of the 19th century to Hacı Ahmet Derviş Efendi, a wealthy Turkish Cypriot who owned large swathes of land outside the walled city of Nicosia.

In 1979, the mansion was in the danger of collapse and was purchased by the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus in 1981 and following renovation was opened to visitors as an ethnographic museum on 21st March 1988 and contains many historical artefacts related to past Cypriots and their lifestyles.

This show will be transmitted on BRT2 on Monday 25th September at 19.00pm and repeated on Sunday 1st October at 12.20pm.

To go direct to BRT2 TV to watch these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time click here  and select the BRT2 channel in the viewing screen.

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 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 and select FM105 Bayrak International.

For those local readers who have interesting hobbies or interests who think it could make an interesting subject for my Vox Pop TV show, do please send me a message.

1 thought on “Discovering North Cyprus 25/09/17, The Dervish Pasha Mansion, Lefkosa

  1. Hello Gentlemen, Engin Dervisaga and your colleague Qossay Elegan, I love your Historical venture, especially when you roamed the streets with your web cam, not every one that loves Cyprus history lives within the Island of Cyprus, especially ex Veterans from the UK. We passed many historical buildings in our tour of duty, some buildings we did get to see inside off, but rarely told the History, so I miss your walks and in depth talks on your history trails, is there any way you can appeal again to a wider audience, Yours gratefully Bob Scott.

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