Tag: EVKAF

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Evkaf announce scholarships in the name of late mountaineering hero Birkan Uzun

The Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has announced they are setting up a special university scholarship fund in memory of Birkan Uzun. The academically gifted Turkish Cypriot had conquered five of the world’s highest mountains before he tragically died in a skiing accident at the end of 2021. The scholarships, open to all students with […]

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“We’ll be cheering the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball Team on to success at the EuroCup 2 in Italy this weekend!”

Team sponsor the Evkaf Administration of Cyprus (Evkaf) has urged everyone to get behind the KKTC Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team this weekend, when they line up against four teams in an international tournament in Italy. The Vakıflar Wheelchair Basketball team will compete for the EuroCup 2 in Sardinia, Italy, playing four games in three days, […]

Exhibitions
Lefkoşa: From candle clocks to astrological compasses, see Evkaf’s fascinating exhibition of Turkish-Islamic scientific objects exhibition before it ends

Don’t miss the chance to see ‘The History of Turkish-Islamic Science in 100 Objects’, a stunning exhibition showcasing the contribution of Turks and Muslims to science between the 9th and 16th centuries. The exhibition is being held at the historic Bedesten, in the Old City of Lefkoşa (North Nicosia), as part of the 450thbirthday celebrations of Turkish […]

HP Features
Historic partial re-opening of Varosha attracts hundreds, but ramifications go beyond collapse of TRNC coalition government

Hundreds of people queued to enter Maraş, or Varosha in English, in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) on Thursday, 8 October, to see part of the deserted seaside resort. The historic moment came after the Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, backed by Turkey, decided on Tuesday to partially open the ghost town […]

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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” […]

News - TRNC
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. […]