University will restore Ayios Vasileios church, Panayia Kanakaria is falling into ruins

Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi (09.04.16) reported that the illegal Keryneia University will restore the church of Ayios Vasileios in occupied Karakoumi village which is in a bad condition.

According to the paper, the church, which is dated on the 19th century, is located at the campus of the illegal University and its restoration will take place in the framework of “Historical value claiming and protection project”.

Speaking to the paper, the “rector” of the illegal Keryneia University Cemre Gunsel Haskasap, stated that the church is part of Cyprus culture heritage and a very important building for the island of Cyprus. She also said that the restoration works will be completed soon.

In addition, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.04.16) reports that the church of Panayia Kanakaria in occupied Lythrangomi village is falling into ruins due to the lack of interest by the “officials”. The paper writes that the church was restored in the past; however it needs constant care and attention. It also writes that the church is locked despite having Greek Cypriots and tourists visiting very often.

Source: PIO



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