Uprooted: The disappearing community of Eptakomi

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Eptakomi Association UK & Lobby for Cyprus event, 18 July 2018

More than 44 years since they were forcibly uprooted from their homes and lands in Turkish-occupied Cyprus, members of the forcibly displaced community of Eptakomi (Eptakomides) share their harrowing experiences of shattered lives: Continue reading

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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

Looted treasures returned to Cyprus following German court decision

Cypriot heritage looted from Turkish occupied north of Cyprus

“With all that has been going on in the Middle East, the world seems to have failed to notice that the fox has been given the keys to the chicken coop,” said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus.

He was referring to the fact that Turkey was named chair of the world heritage committee of UNESCO at its 8 July 2015 meeting in Bonn, Germany. Continue reading