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 more prejudiced against individuals from other communities, this was generally on a smaller scale in the […]
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…….. Photography provides us with glimpses of the past that we never had in human history before the mid 1800’s.
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.