Discovering North Cyprus 27/02/2017, The Great Hamam or Grand Turkish Bath

By Engin Dervişağa…….

I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you our interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” from the The Great Hamam or Grand Turkish Bath in Lefkosa.

On the site of the bath, the Lusignan church of St. George of the Latins was constructed from 1306 to 1309 but this was damaged by flood water from the Pedieos River which flowed in through the city walls.

The building was rebuilt as a Turkish bath between 1571 and 1590 during the first years of the Ottoman rule in the island. During the Ottoman period, it was a popular social center where women socialized and exchanged news.

grand-bath-lefkosa

The bath was renovated in 2007 and 2008 with the help of the UNDP and USAID

This show will be transmitted on BRT2 on Monday 27th February at 19.00pm and repeated on Sunday 5th March at 12.20pm. 

To go direct to BRT2 TV to watch these shows by live streaming on your PC at Cyprus local time click here  and select the BRT2 channel in the viewing screen.

I also produce the Vox Pop TV show which features interviews with many people living in North Cyprus and this is screened on BRT2 on Sundays at 15.oopm and again on Tuesdays at 18.30pm If you wish you can also watch a number of my past Vox Pop shows which can be selected for viewing by clicking here

For Radio Lovers do also tune in and join me on BRT Radio on Saturday  at 19.00pm for my programme Top Twenty which is compiled by DJ Bora and this show is repeated on Sunday at 15.00pm. We are transmitting this on 6.150 MH/z. Short-wave, 87.8 and 105 FM Stereo.

You can also tune in to live streaming of this radio show on your PC by clicking here and select FM105 Bayrak International.

For those local readers who have interesting hobbies or interests who think it could make an interesting subject for my Vox Pop TV show, do please send me a message.

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