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Hundreds join leaders for ‘music under the moonlight’

Hundreds join leaders for ‘music under the moonlight’

Around 700 people from both sides of the divide joined the two leaders, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, at Famagusta’s newly-renovated Othello Tower for an evening of Cypriot music on Tuesday night. The concert, ‘Our music under the moonlight’ performed by bi-communal group ‘Kyprogenia’, was the first event organised by the newly founded technical committee

Moving checkpoints outside Nicosia walled City for a bi-communal free zone

The oldest and the most valuable part of the last divided capital city of Europe with thousands of monuments is now under three different legal and administrative authorities. With Nicosia the first divided settlement on the island, yet also the subject of Cyprus’ first bi-communal project as developed by the municipalities of this city, could

[Video] – Birds of a Feather – stories from a conflict zone

On the south-eastern edge of Europe, two communities remain divided on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, playing host to one of the longest UN peacekeeping missions. This documentary looks at the contrasting personal memories formed on a post-conflict space after decades of physical separation. The well-oiled narratives of each community’s official histories have left little

Building bridges through bicommunal events

One of the criteria for European Capital of Culture (ECoC) – Pafos2017 is to forge links of understanding and cooperation between the estranged Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. But divided for more than 40 years since 1974 when the Turkish army invaded and occupied the northern third of Cyprus following a Greek coup, a