TWO-HEADED TROJAN HORSE

TWO-HEADED TROJAN HORSE

This horse is not as mythological as you might think at first glance. The beast we are thinking of is a political “Trojan horse” and the heads are on both ends. It can trot in both directions, forward and backwards, simultaneously.

This 21st Century two-headed-beast was established recently by China and Greek Cyprus. The President of Greek Cyprus, Mr. Thassos Papadopulos, paid a visit to China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the People’s Republic of China.

Though their relative size is noteworthy, China having a popula-tion of 1.3 billion, and Greek Cyprus a mere 750 thousand, they de-clared their mutual gratitude to each other last night and ...

22 Ocak 2007
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INTRODUCTORY ARTICLE BY PROF. DR. ATA ATUN

INTRODUCTORY ARTICLE BY PROF. DR. ATA ATUN

You’ll be reading my maiden article in “my column” on Jan 21st, 2007, right after the first couple of issues of Today’s ZAMAN.

Most probably you’ll be wondering “who’s this guy” and what would be the contents of his column.

Actually I am a Turkish Cypriot and an academician with a very interesting background.

Well educated in US universities and elected as a Member of Par-liament, representing the constituency of Famagusta in the National Assembly at the age of 26.

Of course, after entering the politics at so young age, I couldn’t escape from it, nor the politics could wiped me out.

Political experience as a parliamentarian, turned out to be a fur-ther postgraduate study for me, later in my life.

In depth history knowledge on top ...

8 Ocak 2007
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ST. DOMINIC CHURCH WAITING TO BE EXPLORED IN THE OLDTOWN OF FAMAGUSTA

ST. DOMINIC CHURCH WAITING TO BE EXPLORED IN THE OLDTOWN OF FAMAGUSTA

1) Abstract :

The names and identities of the Antique Monuments, with in the oldtown of Famagusta, Cyprus are determined according to the historical documents or to the historical records in hand or in the national archives. Most of the times, due lack of the true records or original documents or real details, wrong information or wrong names are in daily use.

With in the city walls of  Oldtown, popularly known as Oldtown of Famagusta, nearly 1300 years old and situated in the eastern cost of the island of Cyprus, the name “Ayia Photou Church” is given to two side by side antique monuments, 20 m. apart, which are now in  ruins. These two ruins are situated at the north east sector of the town and are very close to the midpoint of  Torrion del...

8 Mayıs 2006
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ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST

Abstract

Island of Cyprus could be well claimed to be the most visited place and best cartographically documented island in the world due to it’s location on the main maritime passage way from Europe to Holy Land and end of Silk Road to Europe. The island’s strategic importance through its situation at the cross-roads of Europe, Asia and Africa explains Cyprus’s turbulent history and the importance of its ports and cities.

A German archaeologist wrote in 1880, “He who would become and remain a great power in the East must hold Cyprus in his hand. That this is true, is proved by the history of the world during the last three-and-a-half millenia, from the time of Thutmes II of Egypt to the days of Queen Victoria....

7 Eylül 2004
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Structural analysis of the main apse vault of St. George of Greeks Cathedral built c.1390 at Famagusta, Cyprus

Structural analysis of the main apse vault of  St. George of Greeks Cathedral built c.1390 at Famagusta, Cyprus

Abstract

Foundation date of the Cathedral Church of St. George of the Greeks[1] can be dated with a high degree of probability to the end of the XIV century. This magnificent building was built on the edge of the Greek quarter, which occupied almost the whole of the southern end of the city of Famagusta.

The history says that this building was abandoned after 1571, as it had suffered severely from the fire of the battery established by the Turks on the rock to the south-east of the harbour and the marks of cannon-balls can be seen on the walls of the apse.

The building was built so strong that it could stand any kind of battering and to earthquake to a certain extend. In detail survey was done to find out the building techniqu...

7 Nisan 2004
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