Tag Archives: Famagusta

[Event] Theophaneia in Famagusta

[Event] Theophaneia in Famagusta

Theofaneia to be celebrated in Famagusta on Wednesday January 6, for the first time after 42 years. There will be a church service at the local church of Ayios Georgios Exorinos inside city walls from 7:30am until 10:30am. After the service, believers can gather at Glossa beach where the traditional blessing of the waters will

Theophaneia to be celebrated in Famagusta for the first time after 42 years

Orthodox Christians in Cyprus will be once again observing the Epiphany in Famagusta on Wednesday January 6, marking the festivity in the ancient town after a 42-year-old absence. Due to the division on the island, Greek Cypriot believers hailing from Famagusta had to celebrate the Epiphany, or the Feast of Lights, in towns and districts

Committee of the regions calls on EU to open Varosha

The Committee of the Regions president Markku Markkula has called on Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Juncker to support President of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities, Alexis Galanos ’ proposal for the revitalisation of the Turkish occupied sealed-off town of Varosha. Galanos presented President Markkula with the specific proposal, on the sidelines of the CoR

[Video] Debate about Famagusta in UK Parliament

On Monday 16 November MPs took part in a debate on the return of the sealed-off section of Famagusta to its lawful inhabitants in the House of Commons Chamber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from David Burrowes, Matthew Offord and Sir Alan Meale on 3 November. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/british-mps-debated-famagusta-in-the-commons/ Video

A Taste of Famagusta By @MelissaHekkers

Working towards promoting development while improving the climate of reconciliation in the wider Famagusta region, the Renewal Project has singled out the culinary aspect of the region in recognition of the prominent role food takes in shaping our social interactions. Currently releasing four short video-clips through its online platform, Renewal’s ‘Taste of Famagusta’ project reveals

British MP to submit motion for the return of Famagusta

Conservative MP David Burrowes said he will submit a motion calling for the return of the sealed-off section of Famagusta to its lawful inhabitants, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday. Burrowes and other MPs presented a petition to Number 10 Downing Street, signed by over 50,000 people asking what steps the UK is taking

Hippolytus was put on in Famagusta’s Salamis amphitheatre after 42 years

The ancient Greek tragedy “Hippolytus” by Euripides was staged on 11 September by the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus (THOC) at the ancient open amphitheatre of Salamis, just north of Famagusta in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus. Hippolytus was performed in Greek, with English and Turkish subtitles. It was organised in collaboration with the Famagusta

Five sites in North to be conserved under @UNDP_PFF projects

The United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP) has recently signed two new contracts for the preparation of designs for future emergency measures/heritage conservation projects in the north under the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, a UNDP announcement said. With funding from the EU, new designs are being prepared for the Archangelos Michael Church in Lefkonoiko village

Fifty- fifty in Varosha reconstruction after a solution is reached

Under the title “Fifty- fifty in Varosha”, Turkish Cypriot daily Detay newspaper (31.08.15) reports that Cafer Gurcafer, the chairman of the Turkish Cypriots “Union of the Building Contractors, stated that the union has agreed with the Greek Cypriot Building Constructors to share the work that is needed to be done in the fenced off city