A new era of symbolism sending the right messages

Our View: A new era of symbolism sending the right messages

PRESIDENT Anastasiades has come under a lot of criticism for his decision to attend tonight’s concert at the recently renovated Othello tower in Famagusta. The attendance of both leaders was confirmed by Espen Barth Eide yesterday, sparking the familiar reaction from the opposition parties.

House President Yiannakis Omirou said that “symbolism is often more important than the substance of an event,” explaining his reasoning thus: “Possible attendance of the President of the Cyprus Republic at a theatrical performance in the occupied area, will transmit the wrong symbolism that the Cyprus Republic, through its highest-ranked state official is present at events under conditions of military occupation.”

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