Khalil Boran was born in 1912 near Nicosia. At 101 years old, he is amongst the oldest citizens of the TRNC.
Having worked as a carpenter since the age of 13, Mr Boran says that he has seen his grandchildren’s grandchildren grow up around him.
Even now he cycles to market and is healthy and independent.
His secret, he says, is to be happy and hopeful!