Famagusta

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Ottoman Centuries year 2002 publisher Harper Perennial isbn 978-0-688-08093-8 Lord Kinross, in his book, ''The Ottoman Centuries'', describes the situation before the siege as follows:


architectural history

not occupied (Turkish invasion of Cyprus) by Turkish (Turkey) forces in 1974. Ayia Napa is about from Protaras (Paralimni#Protaras), a town that has recently seen similar development, but still manages to remain low-key and remains more favourable for families and Cypriot locals. * Cleanup needed (updated by bot) ** 158 - 20th century, Aguamania, Aisle, André Jacob Roubo, ArchiLab, Architectural history, Architectural style, Architecture


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" Image gallery Historic buildings in Famagusta File:Kirchenportal Famagusta.jpg File:San Luca-Karmeliter 1.jpg File:St. Georg der Latiner C.jpg File:St. Peter & Paul C.jpg File:St. Georg der Griechen C 1.jpg File:St. Georg der Griechen C 2.jpg File:Karmeliter-Kirche C.jpg File:Nestorianische Kirche C.jpg File:Armenische Kirche C.jpg File:St. Zoni C.jpg File:St. Zoni 1 C.jpg File:St. Nikolaos C.jpg Varosha suburb

, Cyprus; and Ajaccio, Corsica. She also joined other units of the fleet and those of other nations in numerous national and multinational exercises. In addition, her role as flagship meant that many dignitaries visited her; among her guests were Constantine, King of Greece (Constantine II of Greece); Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly); several dozen ambassadors; and a host of prominent military figures. On 20 January 1967, ''Springfield's'' home port was changed from Villefranche

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He successfully repelled an attack from King Janus of Cyprus, who tried to take back the city of Famagusta on Cyprus, which had been captured by Genoa. After some struggles in the Mediterranean the Genoese freed themselves from French rule by 1409. In 1920, Ionian Bank lost its privilege of note issue. Two years later, IB acquired the Constantinople branch of Guaranty Trust Co. (Morgan Guaranty Trust Company) of New York, and possibly a sub-branch or agency in Smyrna. In 1924, IB continued its international expansion by opening a representative office in New York. Then in 1926, IB established a branch in Nicosia, Cyprus and next year agencies in Famagusta, Limassol and Larnaca. IB retreated from New York in 1928, closing its branch office there, and from Constantinople the next year by selling its branch there to Deutsche Bank. Lastly, in 1938, acquired more than two-thirds of the share capital of Popular Bank, (est. 1905). The first municipal elections happened in 1943. Two of the winning mayors were members of AKEL: Ploutis Servas in Limassol and Adam Adamantos in Famagusta, and the other six where Greek nationalists (nationalism). In 1946 the situation was reversed: 6 were either members or supported by AKEL, including Ioannis Klerides in Nicosia. During the war between the Ottomans and the Republic of Venice (Ottoman–Venetian War (1570–1573)), Nasi's negotiations with the Jewish community in Venetian-ruled Cyprus were uncovered, and, as a result, the Jewish population of Famagusta (with the exception of Jews who were natives of the city) was expelled in June 1568 (''see History of the Jews in Cyprus''). Urman & McCracken Flesher, p.62 It is believed that he intended parts of Cyprus to be a Jewish colony, and encouraged the Ottoman annexation of Cyprus in the war to that end; he was granted a coat of arms by Selim that indicated he would be given viceregal rank (Viceroy) in that colony. Morris, p.154 Nasi's relative Abraham Beneviste (''Righetto Marrano'') was arrested in 1570, on charges of having set fire to the Venetian Arsenal on Nasi's instigation. Urman & McCracken Flesher, p.63 The beginning of the Late Bronze Age does not differ from the closing years of the previous period. Unrest, tension and anxiety mark all these years, probably because of some sort of engagement with the Hyksos who ruled Egypt at this time but were expelled from there in the mid-16th century. Soon afterwards peaceful conditions prevailed in the Eastern Mediterranean that witnessed a flowering of trade relations and the growing of urban centres. Chief among them was Enkomi the earliest predecessor of modern Famagusta, though several other harbour towns also sprung up along the southern coast of Cyprus. Around 1500 BC Thutmose III claimed Cyprus and imposed a tax on the island. James I Peter succumbed to his lethargy, and the rule passed on to James I (James I of Cyprus) (1382–1398), his uncle and now prisoner in Genoa. He was released on harsh terms, including the proviso that all ships coming into Cyprus land in now Genoese Famagusta. The King also had to raise taxes in order to pay. He added the title the King of Armenia in 1393, though it was useless as well. James James won victories over the major forts, including Genoese Famagusta, and was solidly placed on the throne in 1464. Charlotte had unsuccessfully tried to secure aid from outside, including from the pope who was disgusted with her Greek and lack of French. According the legend, James fell in love with his wife Caterina Cornaro while walking with her uncle who purposely dropped an image of her. The two were wed by proxy, and Caterina was adopted by the Venetian state, securing the passage of the island to the signory. James died in 1473, and his short-lived son the next year, and the Venetians were eyed with suspicion. In 1473, the Catalans on the island formed a revolt supporting Ferdinand II (Ferdinand II of Aragon) of Aragon, that was put down by the Venetians. In 1479, the party of Queen Charlotte plotted to assassinate the queen, but it was betrayed and quashed. Due also to the looming threat of the Ottoman Turks, Venice used the Queen's brother to convince her to abdicate the throne in 1489, ushering in the Venetian period. In 1562 the Greeks (Greek Cypriot) raised a failed revolt. In 1566, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Turks (Ottoman Empire) was succeeded by his son Selim (Selim II) "the fool", an epithet given to him by western historians. Suleiman had been advised by his grand vizier to leave Cyprus alone, due to friendly relations with the signory and the prosperity that the Ottomans were enjoying as a result of trade with them. Because it was customary for the new ruler to conquer new territory, and Selim didn't care for the advice of this vizier, he sent an insulting request for cession of the island to the signory. This request claimed for the immediate ceding of the island, citing the condominium of 649-965AD and the debts of James the Bastard to the Caliphate as reasons why this island was the property of the Muslims; this was pure instigation citing these rather bogus reasons. The Venetians prepared for invasion, updating sites as Nicosia, Kyrenia, and Famagusta. The Lusignan walls were restored; they were made shorter and thicker to adjust to more formidable artillery of the period. Earth was also put on top of the walls, to better handle the impact. Nicosia indeed was perhaps the vangaurd of military technology at the time. Bastions stationed around the roughly circular plan allowed the gunners collectively full range of 360 degrees. In 1489, the first year of Venetian control, Turks attacked the Karpasia (Karpass Peninsula) Peninsula, pillaging and taking captives to be sold into slavery Library of Congress In 1539 the Turkish fleet attacked and destroyed Limassol Library of Congress . Fearing the ever-expanding Ottoman Empire, the Venetians had fortified Famagusta, Nicosia, and Kyrenia, but most other cities were easy prey. * Limassol Derby – AEL Limassol vs Aris Limassol * Famagusta Derby – Anorthosis Famagusta vs Nea Salamis Famagusta * Larnaca Derby – AEK Larnaca vs Alki Larnaca thumb right House of `Abbúd which Ásíyih and her family lived in (Image:HouseOfAbbud.jpg) A royal command was issued in July 1868 condemning the Bábís Bahá'ís to perpetual imprisonment and isolation in far-flung outposts of the Ottoman Empire — Famagusta, Cyprus for Mirza Yahya and his followers, and `Akká (Acre, Israel), in Ottoman Palestine, for Bahá'u'lláh and his followers.


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governor of Cyprus, was flayed alive after the Conquest of Famagusta by the Turks (Ottoman Empire). * Krokodeilos Kladas, a military leader flayed by the Turks. During the Lusignan period. Lapithos boasted a greater population than Limassol, Famagusta or Paphos. It was known under the name ''Le field de la Pison'', believed to be a false etymology for ''Lapithos''. It is known that a few years before the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) Turkish conquest


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inhabitants had to pay for a new Government house to be built. The total amount being £34315 payable by 30 June 1932 .The amount payable for each town was Nicosia £14,000, Limassol £5,500, Famagusta £5000, Larnaca £2000, Paphos £500 and the villages £6315. Kevork K Keshishian (1990 )Nicosia the Capital of Cyprus Then and Now Ottoman invasion He was a judge and military defense engineer in Famagusta on Cyprus when the island was invaded by Ottoman Turks (Ottoman Empire) in 1571. Besieged by the Turks (Cyprus under the Ottoman Empire), he invented machines to defend Famagusta against their attacks. When the island was conquered, Maggi was sent to the dungeons at Istanbul where, locked in chains, he wrote from memory two detailed treatises, ''De tintinnabulis'', on bell (bell (instrument))s and carillons, and the explicitly illustrated ''De equuleo'', on torture devices. History The original home ground of Nea Salamis FC was GSE in Famagusta, but due to the Turkish occupation of the town (Occupied territories) since 1974 they cannot use it. After that, Nea Salamis FC moved, temporarily, to Larnaca and built their own stadium. Name ''Ammochostos'' is the Greek name of Famagusta and it was named like that for the memory of the town because the stadium's owner Salamina is a Famagustan team but they cannot use their stadium in Famagusta because of the Turkish occupation of the town (Occupied territories).


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Famagusta FC and Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, both of the Cypriot First Division, which are now based in Larnaca. Famagusta is represented by Mağusa Türk Gücü in the Turkish Cypriot First Division. Dr. Fazıl Küçük Stadium is the largest football stadium in Famagusta. http: www.ktff.net index.php?tpl show_all_league&league_id 19


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of Cyprus . Marriage, Death and Succession In Venice, on July 30, 1468, seeking political support, he married a 14-year old Venetian, Catherine Cornaro, by proxy. She finally travelled to Cyprus and married in person at Famagusta in October or November, 1472. James died a few months later, amidst some suspicion that he might have been poisoned by agents of Venice (Republic of Venice), possibly by Catherine's uncles. According to his will, Caterina, who was pregnant, became regent

Famagusta

'''Famagusta''' ) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. ''De facto'', it is the capital of the Gazimağusa District of Northern Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia (Nicosia District), and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the medieval period (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa (Republic of Genoa) and Venice (Republic of Venice)), Famagusta was the island's most important port city, and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe.

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