Turkish religious foundation wants to claim 14% of Cyprus territory



Fourteen per cent of the island’s territory belonged to the Turkish religious foundation Evkaf before 1878, when it became a British protectorate, an official said on Thursday, announcing the launch of a legal campaign to claim the land.

Evkaf director Ibrahim Benter said that a recent search discovered that the number of properties belonging to the foundation was 2,200 and not 608 as it was widely thought. The properties include mosques, schools, water sources, etc.

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