Illuminate a Steamship Route: Steamships in Cyprus and Lighthouses of Cyprus (1850-1878)

Illuminate a Steamship Route: Steamships in Cyprus and Lighthouses of Cyprus (1850-1878)

Mesut KARAKULAK , Halim KILIÇ

Abstract

Cyprus, which is not regarded as a highly profitable administrative unit after the Ottoman conquest, has changed in terms of management and economic structure after Tanzimat reforms. In this study, this economic process has been evaluated based on the process of Cyprus’ involvement in the route of steamships that was developed in the first half of the nineteenth century and spreading all over the world, affecting all aspects of life from economical wars to everyday life and one of the most important tools of the era in which Ottoman State partly get out of date this technological adaptation. Construction of the modern sea lighthouse system, which is an inseparable part of the steamships’ web, in the island and the process of transition to the British administration of Cyprus lighthouses, which have gained importance for control of the Eastern Mediterranean after fell under the British rule of Cyprus, and debates on this issue has been examined on the basis of Cyprus place in security strategies.

Keywords: Kıbrıs, Buharlılar, Osmanlı Deniz Fenerleri, İngiltere

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ISSN: 1307-9778 E-ISSN: 1309-5137

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