An award-winning marriage

An award-winning marriage

By Alexia Evripidou

That Michalis Michael and Sukran Ozerdem won one of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s Philanthropic Foundation’s annual 10,000 euro prizes earlier this week was both inspiring and sobering in equal measure.

Each year the easyJet founder gives cash awards for joint Greek and Turkish Cypriot bicommunal projects, most of them small businesses.

But Michalis and Sukran’s venture is more binding than most – they won because they are married and have a baby, one of the first bi-communal babies born since 1974.

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