Dr. Okan Dagli
Okan Dağlı was born in 1964, Famagusta. He spent 11-years of his life in Istanbul where he
studied medicine. He has been actively practicing as a medical doctor since 1995, excluding
the period 2003-2009 when he was a member of the parliament from the Republican Turkish
Party. He was also served as a councillor of Famagusta between 1998 and 2002. For a period
of time, he had contributed to Yenidüzen Newspaper with his articles on health policies, and
football. He is recently contributing to the Havadis Newspaper’s supplement Poli with his
articles on Football and popular social history.
Okan Dağlı also published five books. His first book publication ‘Bi-communal Footballers’, includes the interviews with the footballers who had played in the bi-communal football teams. This book also gives brief analysis of Turkish Cypriot Football. His second publication named as ‘The Code of Solution in Cyprus’ and includes the activities of the Famagusta Initiative since its establishment, his articles on Famagusta-Varosha and some other articles written by several authors and academics. His third book published both in English and Turkish languages and named as ‘Street by Street Famagusta’. His third book is a unique example of a guide that gives the stories of the each of the 71 street in the Walled City of Famagusta . Fourth book is ‘From Past to Future Famagusta’. Its about the cultural and social life and also popular history of Famagusta. ‘Famagusta a crossroad of civilizations’ is the last one and you can read the history of the city, Famagustan’s bicommunal friendship, and their activities in the book.
Okan Dağlı is a passionate supporter of the Federal Solution in Cyprus. However, the idea that the settlement negotiations were started half a century ago on a leadership level being unable to bring a solution, led him and his friends to form the causes called Famagusta Initiative and the Solution and Peace Platform.
Uzun yıllardır Mağusa Suriçi kentini anlatan, bütünlüklü olarak bir Ortaçağ kentini köşe bucak ayrıntıları ile ele alan bir kitabın eksikliği vardı. Kent bilinci ile beraber yaşadığımız bu antik kenti genç kuşaklara sevdirecek ve 2300 yaşındaki ...