Two historical mosques to benefit from Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage emergency measures

Sep 11, 2014

Mosques of Tserkezoi/Çerkez and Evretou/Evretu.


Nicosia, 11/09/2014
– The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is pleased to announce the startup of two new emergency measures projects to the mosques of Evretou/Evretu and Tserkezoi/Çerkez.

Both projects are fully funded by the European Union
under Phase 2 of the “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus” project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) playing a major role in the realization of the Technical Committee’s work programme.

"These two mosques follow the conservation project to Denia/Denya mosque which was the first project of the Technical Committee completed in 2013. Within the Technical Committee, respecting diversity of cultural heritage is at the heart of the cooperation between the two communities. The cultural heritage is not just about stones and buildings. They also carry values from the past that are important for the future
.” Ali Tuncay said.

Emergency measures works will start next week in Evretou/Evretu and will be completed by mid-November 2014. Works at the mosque in Tserkezoi/Çerkez shall follow.

The first half of 2014 proved very fruitful for the work of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and we are pleased to resume our work from where we had left it. These two new emergency measures projects show once again, our firm commitment to preserve the diversity of our cultural, historical and religious heritage” says Takis Hadjidemetriou.

Emergency measures to the mosque in Evretou/Evretu will involve clearing/cleaning the mosque and surrounds, removal of collapsed parts, strengthening of walls and floors, installing doors and windows, constructing roof of the collapsed section and some masonry works.  In Tserkezoi/Çerkez, only two of the original walls of the mosque have survived to our days and will be consolidated, but existing traces of collapsed walls will be brought to light, defined and consolidated.

More information on on-going projects of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage can be found here: http://www.cy.undp.org/content/cyprus/en/home/operations/projects/partnershipforthefuture/support-to-cultural-heritage-monuments-of-great-importance-for-c.html

Contact information

For more information please contact UNDP-PFF at:

Mail: registry.pff.cy@undp.org
Tel. +357 22874733+357 22874733 or +90 392 2200027+90 392 2200027
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