By Ismail Veli…….. The list of foreign rule in Cyprus is long and full of endless debate, hate, and no doubt nostalgia is part of most Cypriots thoughts about their history.
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.
By Ismail Veli…… Unlike today, the conditions prevailing in Cyprus in the 1920-30’s was a Cyprus that would be unrecognisable to the youth of today.
By Ismail Veli…….. Census and statistics are often used to analyse health, growth, work prospects, government spending etc. To me statistics, internal migration from rural to urban and international movement of the human race throughout history provides an opportunity to assess past and present circumstances.
Polycarpe Joaillier 1848-1904 By Ismail Veli…….. Polycarpe Joaillier a French photographer was based in Constantinople. He was one of the most diverse photographers in the Ottoman Empire.