By Ismail Veli……. Lurucina in 1915 was by Cyprus standards a reasonable sized village. Apart from theft of sheep and minor incidents violence was rare, but in 1915 the village was shocked […]
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.
Jean Pascal Sébah By Ismail Veli…….. Pascal J. Sébah born in 1823 was of Syrian/Armenian origin. His father Hanna Sébah went to Constantinople (Now lstanbul) in order to find work, and eventually […]
By Ismail Veli…….. Our early experiences and feelings often tend to shape our lives, thoughts and aspirations. Unless a traumatic experience affects us, we often forget the hardship, sweat and toil and […]
By Ismail Veli…….. I often find it sad that today’s political problems and prejudices often cloud views of the past. Cyprus is a perfect example. The enmity between the Turks and Greeks […]
By Ismail Veli……… Tancrède R. Dumas 1830-1905 Ottoman society was as racially mixed as Europe is today. Society was fluid and advanced on merit. Unlike Europe in the 1800’s who were generally […]