It took 39 years…but at last the church was ready. For years both Turkish and Greek Cypriot Kyrenians were dreaming of the reunion with plenty of Kyrenian spirit and humor! The date was chosen and everyone worked hard from both sides……and suddenly the denial!!! so painful and disappointment as deep as the Kyrenian blue sea. Perhaps a lesson for both sides….we have to try much harder, will do!! Glafkos Kariolou
A reconciliation vesper is programmed to take place in the city of Kyrenia next 6th of May 2013. Embraced as an opportunity for citizen-led initiative to reconcile with neighbors and neighborhoods in the ever pending wait for a return from exile.
(pictured left), is current mayor of the city of Kyrenia in exile and has subscribed to the idea supported by it’s citizens.
The petition comes at a timely moment at the end of the term of Cyprus Presidency following advances in human rights discussions
, which however for Kyrenia and other towns which have been occupied since 1974 – no clarity can be seen as to the possibilities for an effective allowance to return. Although symbolically it would be for a church service and a chance to share typical festive sweets of easter – the logistics involved will prove to be challenging.
The petition which requires authorization by the UNFICYP
has already been circulated among different entities for support. This idea of a ‘Vesper’ or an “evening for reflection” has attracted support from different corners of Europe – a long awaited neglect to be remedied in 2013?
Only Time and dedication will tell.
Reconciliation calls for Cyprus and support that reach beyond ethnicity, religion and creed – it’s an appeal for basic human rights and human sense.
Medieval Ceramics in their Wider Context Cyprus
Cyprus explored through Ceramics
This symposium should provide a stimulus for all, discovering new keys of Ceramics so as to encourage more communication and cooperation in the further development and understanding of this artisan form in Cyprus
Leventis Foundation, Nicosia, May 10-12th
A personal account and first hand witness of the days when the border crossings opened the possibility for renewing with a lost territory. Sylvie participates in the preparations and rush to cross the border with her local friends 10 years ago.
26th April 2003 was the third day of the border opening between the occupied and unoccupied parts of Cyprus. Almost 29 years ago, in August 1974, Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus. Since that time the island has been divided by the Green Line, a strip of wasteland running coast to coast from east to west. The division of the island has been maintained by the UN security forces and armed border guards from both sides of the line. Continue reading
The Echo can be heard but it’s quite another reading freshly pressed account of vitality from a return visit to Cyprus.
Emma French Returns from Cyprus and admits “of course, there are purely pragmatic reasons to head to Cyprus. The current crisis has created an environment of good deals, and availability of accommodation is better and more diverse than you would expect over Easter and heading into the summer season. Put simply, Cyprus needs you”
More than a plea, we’d like to share with you
That we live this unique moment, as a time to assert our readiness and express the desire to meet you halfway in creating vital experiences for yours to treasure.
The permanent exhibition returns to stay at the Leventis Museum in Nicosia. After 37 years and many miles, “The World of Cyprus” Ο Κόσμος της Κύπρου by Adamantios Diamantis returns permanently in Cyprus. Here ends one chapter and begin another.
It finally arrived a week ago, as announced by the the director of the Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki: ” The painting has arrived in Cyprus after a decision by the Teloglion Arts Foundation in Thessaloniki under an agreement with the Foundation A. C . Leventis exchanges of exhibitions, art and educational and research programs with the Leventis Gallery and the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia.”