Agios Afksentios Church returned to its Greek Cypriot owners

The once derelict church of Agios Afksentios in north Cyprus village of Büyükkonuk (Komi Kebir), was returned to its Greek Cypriot owners after complete conservation during a ceremony by the Technical Committee on Cultural heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF).

Speakers told the gathering at the church, packed with refugee villagers of Komi Kebir and locals, that only through accepting and respecting the existence, principles and cultural heritage of each community, can Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots co-exist and flourish in a peaceful atmosphere, Turkish Cypriot Co-chairman of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage Ali Tuncay said after more than two hundred meetings of the TC, many visits to hundreds of monuments on both sides of the island, thousands of hours of technical work of experts in the Advisory Boards and the UNDP-PFF, fulfilling the task given by the leaders of both sides, “we have also achieved a lot among ourselves”. “The most important achievement of the Committee is the establishment of trust between its members”, he said adding that the committee has also become a forum for dialogue on the protection of the cultural heritage between the two sides.

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  1. Alexander NeoAlexander Neo said:

    I am sorry, but this is behond despicable. Not only do you use the illegal name, but you use it first and the original in parenthesis…

  2. Fatih YalçınerFatih Yalçıner said:

    no news from south part’s little mosque!

  3. The Cypriot PuzzleThe Cypriot Puzzle said:

    not us, kp-daily who wrote the article. We’re just reposting

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