16th century Cyprus and Serbs in Ottoman Empire

Did you know that when Ottoman Empire conquered Cyprus from Venice in 1571 Grand Vizier was Sokolu Mehmed Pasha and that the commander of the Ottoman army was Mustafa Lala Pasha both from Bosnia with Serbian origin. They like Pertev Mehmed Pasha, Piyale Mehmed Pasha, Zal Mahmud Pasha and Huseyin Pasha who also were ofContinue reading “16th century Cyprus and Serbs in Ottoman Empire”

Modus Vivendi, Cyprus history and future

“Cyprus, a little world in itself…no wild beasts or reptiles disturb the solitude. The water is set and cool, the wine is nectar, and the food plain but good; above all , I know that my grave will be respected and that kind hands will close my eyes.” (From the book “Historic Cyprus”) During exceptionallyContinue reading “Modus Vivendi, Cyprus history and future”