Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (08.09.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot writer and peace activist Leyla Kiralp has built a monument for her late husband Ahmet Mustafa and all Cypriot missing persons at her village, Mari in the government-controlled area of the island. Mustafa had been assassinated at Tohni village on 14 August 1974.
Kiralp told Kibris that she built the monument with money she earned from a book and that no Turkish Cypriot political party responded positively to her invitation to attend the opening ceremony. She said that only representatives from Greek Cypriot AKEL left-wing party attended the opening ceremony, while Greek Cypriot DISY right-wing party sent flowers. She noted that she had also invited Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci.