By Ismail Veli…. I will never forget when I walked into a Greek Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard in 1987. It was around 3-4pm so the place was empty, a man came up to me and showed my wife and I to a nice table.
I was born in the village of Lurucina/Akincilar. As a six year old my family migrated to the UK in 1962. We grew up in Highbury, London. I have 2 sons, 2 grandson and a grandchild on the way. My Interests and hobbies include Reading, collecting old books, studying History, painting mini figurines and collecting old Vinyl records.
Readers Mail …. From Ismail Veli …. Many of us have heard about the term ”Arab Brides”, this is a direct reference to possibly thousands of Turkish Cypriot (TC) young girls who were married mostly to Palestinians but also Lebanese and others in the 1930-40’s. Not being an […]
By Ismail Veli…. Lorthina, Looretzena, Louroujina, Lurucina or Akincilar, call it what you like. This village with an estimated 900 years of history has been through the Lusignan, Venetian, Ottoman, British and Independence, rule but never has it come close to extinction as it faces today.
By Ismail Veli…. I have a friend from Jordan whose grandmother Nadire Derwish Ali was born in 1911 in the Tahtakale area of Nicosia, opposite the Famagusta Gate. in the Caglayan area.