News Local Community cleanup event at Turkish-occupied Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery

Community cleanup event at Turkish-occupied Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery

Α community cleanup event to protect and preserve the Ayios Panteleimonas Monastery, in the Turkish-occupied village of Myrtou, will take place on Thursday, January 10.

Representatives from the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in the “Caring for our Cultural Heritage” event, a joint announcement says. Media representatives are also invited to attend.

The monastery was recently damaged, after vandals broke the entrance doors and window panes, caused damages in the fencing, and painted non-political graffiti on the walls.

Last month, Takis Hadjidemetriou, the Greek Cypriot Head of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, told CNA that the damages will be restored soon with the contribution of Greek and Turkish Cypriot volunteers.

“There are volunteers who want to show with their participation that society doesn’t tolerate or accept these things,” Hadjidemetriou he said at the time.

Since 2012 approximately €14.7 million has been provided by the European Union to implement the priorities of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage for the preservation of the island-‐wide cultural heritage in Cyprus. Projects are implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

France recalls ambassador to Ankara over Erdogan comments

  France condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks questioning the mental health of President Macron and recalled its ambassador to Ankara for consultations. The French...

130 cases today, most from private initiative-28 patients in hospital

  One hundred and thirty new Covid-19 cases were announced today, out of 4 thousand 285 tests, taking the total number of confirmed patients to...

Greece approaches four-digit covid cases, 935 today

  The second coronavirus wave is climaxing in Greece as it recorded 935 cases today, the highest number since the second wave begun gathering pace...

Erdogan says Macron needs ‘mental treatment’ over attitude to Muslims

  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched yet another scathing tirade of insults on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, saying he needed mental treatment over his...

We are independent, Michaelides tells AG over golden passports

  We are not under anyone's custodianship, the Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides told Attorney General Yiorgos Savvides, who earlier called on his office to stay...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...