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The above photo was taken in an occupied village in the northern part of Cyprus. Here you can see the cemetery of Greek Cypriot Christians, which in the hands of the Turkish occupiers have been completely abandoned, looted or destroyed.  

Our association gives great priority in the preservation of the Cypriot cultural heritage, which is concurrently European.

Destruction of Cultural Heritage

The president of EuroCulture took part in a mission with members of Europarliament. The members of Europarliament were surprised by the vandalism they saw while visiting Greek-Orthodox churches in the occupied part of Cyprus (Oct 2011).  Mr Symeonides, the president of EuroCulture, explained in detail the Cyprus problem.

Culture in the occupied part of Cyprus (cemeteries, churches) is being destroyed year by year.  520 churches have been destroyed, used as stables or converted into mosques.  Icons, frescoes and religious relics are being systematically stolen and sold abroad.

EuroCulture amongst its other activities is promoting efforts aiming at protecting those unique monuments of Cyprus and European history.

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The President of our association, visited with two Europarliament members, the occupied part of Cyprus, and examined the destruction of the European cultural heritage.   

Visit in the occupied part of Cyprus

Friends, members and supporters of the EUROCULTURE association during our visit to the occupied north on Saturday 3/9/16, from where the photos were taken.

As it is known, our association, a non-profit organisation, has a very strong interest in all social, cultural and educational matters, but mainly in the conservation and protection of our monuments, in the occupied area of Cyprus.

All the participants expressed their satisfaction for the pilgrimage but also their disappointment at the destruction, looting, devastation and humiliation of the occupied churches, monasteries and cemeteries that has occurred by the Turkish occupying forces.

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