By Ismail Veli…….. Photography provides us with glimpses of the past that we never had in human history before the mid 1800’s.
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……… I have often written about the history of Lurucina. My website of ”Families of Lurucina” is extensive and covers every aspect of our roots and history uncovered thus far.
By Ismail Veli……. Mustafa Kemal’s love life was one of turbulence, pain and sometimes tragic.
By Ismail Veli……… Like Mustafa Kemal, Fikriye was born in Salonika in 1887, but was 6 years younger. Her uncle Galip Bey was Mustafa’s stepfather. Mustafa and Fikriye’s relationship eventually took on an […]
By Ismail Veli…….. Part 2 of Ataturk’s romantic life. While most accept that Ataturk had a turbulent private life there were some relations that had a profound impact on him. In ”part […]