‘Abandoning the climate of conflict’. Interview of Tuncay and Hadzidemetriou

‘Abandoning the climate of conflict’

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, set up in 2008, is one of the most successful examples of how Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots can effectively co-exist and function together, turning its chairmen, Takis Hadjidemetriou and Ali Tuncay, into custodians of the island`s cultural heritage.

The two men, two generations apart, are at the forefront of the committee, building on experience and a drive for cooperation and are two of the winners of the European Parliament’s European Citizen Prize 2015.

In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, the two shared their views on the reasons for the committee`s success, and their vision for the future.

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