Seminar report: Tasoula Hadjitofi – from refugee to icon hunter

Tasoula Hadjitofi

On 19 July 2017, Lobby for Cyprus held its annual Cyprus Week seminar at Theatro Technis in London. The theme of this year’s event was cultural destruction and the protection of heritage in areas of conflict. Continue reading

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Refugee voices

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Memories of life before and during the Turkish invasion of 1974: a teenage refugee from Kyrenia fled with few belongings such as family photos and her diary, which gives a day-by-day account of her escape. Her brother, shown above, was listing as missing. His remains were recently found – he was murdered by Turkish troops.

The stories of those who fled and those who made the painful visit to their homes and lands in occupied Cyprus  Continue reading

Seminar report: The ‘Disappeared’ of Cyprus

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On 16 July, Lobby for Cyprus held its annual seminar at Cyprus Week, which takes place at Theatro Technis in London every year. The theme of this year’s event was a remembrance of those listed as missing following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus  in 1974. In collaboration with the Organisation of Relatives of Missing Cypriots (UK), the tragic stories of the missing persons of Cyprus were told from the perspective of their relatives. Continue reading