was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1945. He graduated from the
Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey, taking
an active part in student demonstrations and protests between
1968-1971 against the unscrupulous and corrupt regime of Turkey.
In 1972, a year after the military coup in Turkey, he emigrated to
Britain and settled in London completing an MA degree at the
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at Birbank College,
Presently he is
employed as a local government officer in London and is married
with 4 children. (Forgoing information was posted by Colin Robb, a
friend of Yaşar İsmailoğlu)
Yaşar İsmailoğlu is a well
known personality within the Turkish, Greek and Kurdish
communities widely recognised for his cultural and community work.
Cyprus I loved you so (1980)
Yarımın Acısı (Anguish of my half) (1995)
Why Aphrodite Why? (1995)
Oy Sevdasına Kurban Olduğum (1997)
Uzaklaşan Sesler (2000)
Stories and research
İntihar Mangası (1969, Anti-war stories)
Hasanbulliler-a criminological study (4th edition now in print) A
social chapter of Cypriot history.
Yaşar İsmailoğlu's research
work is frequently serialised in both London and Cyprus in a
number of Turkish language newspapers. His published articles
The roots of Partition (Colonial Administration)
Secondary-education systems in Cyprus under British Colonial
administration within the context of 'Divide and Rule' policy.
South Africa-apartheid Policy and law in Africa.
The Cyprus working-class and Trade Unions.
information above is taken from Yaşar İsmailoğlu's books.