Tag: EVKAF

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Minister’s ‘ghost town’ announcement spooks Greek Cypriots

Controversial new moves that could lead to the reopening of the ‘ghost town’ of Maraş in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have been announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay, spooking Greek Cypriot officials. A group of experts are to be sent in to conduct a “scientific inventory” […]

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Praise for “miracle” of Turkish/Greek Cypriot co-operation and role of EVKAF in 5 million Euro monastery restoration

The historic St Apostolos Andreas monastery, located in the Karpaz peninsula in north Cyprus, has been declared open once more after an extensive repair programme lasting two years and costing 5 million Euros. The money was contributed jointly and equally by the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus and EVKAF, the TRNC’s major Islamic charitable foundation. […]

News - Features
‘Evkaf is the real owner of Maraş / Varosha’

According to Taner Derviş, most of Maraş – the ghost town claimed by Greek Cypriots as inalienably “theirs” – still legally belongs to Evkaf, a Muslim charity dating back to the Ottoman conquest of 1571. The former director of Evkaf says these rights have been re-confirmed in every Cyprus Constitution since then.  Under Turkish Cypriot […]