Tag Archives: Famagusta

Reinvention of a walled city

Reinvention of a walled city

Sitting in a coffee shop found in the old grocery market at the foot of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral within the walled city of Famagusta, there’s no doubt why the historic city was placed on the World Monuments Watch a couple of years back. Adjacent to the city’s main square that notably became the coronation

Peace event in Famagusta

The Famagusta Initiative together with Famagusta-Our Town groups are organising a bicommunal event titled ‘Oranges in the Sea’ on the shores by the closed-off city of Varosha this Sunday in support of reunification and peace in Cyprus. The event, which will make a re-ference to the pre-1974 orange festivals in Famagusta, will begin in the

Kyprianou warns ‘later solution won’t be better’

Akel leader Andros Kyprianou has warned both communities in Cyprus to not miss the chance of reaching a settlement now, arguing that a later solution will not be better. Kyprianou, who was a guest of a conference organised by the Famagusta Initiative on Tuesday evening, noted that he had discussed the issue of guarantees with

[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