AROUND 300 people turned out for the inauguration of the reopening of the Othello Tower in Famagusta on Thursday night where Shakespeare’s Othello was performed by a bi-communal amateur group.
The tower and citadel, which is the biggest restoration work of the bi-communal Committee for Cultural Heritage, was co-funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Commission. Restoration, that cost more than €1m, lasted a year.
Leading the red carpet attendees, which included diplomats and officials, were the joint Greek and Turkish Cypriot heads of the committee, Takis Hadjidemetriou and Ali Tuncay, who were instrumental in the restoration of the building.
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