Stories


Celebrating shared heritage: restoring monuments and relationships

“Cultural Heritage in Tanners’ Mosque has become an example of how a monument can become a symbol of peace and coexistence.”  


Bringing communities together, exploring shared heritage

On a warm October evening a group of Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots and people from other communities of Cyprus sit together at a village coffee shop in the Paphos area.  


Highest level of political commitment needed to fight COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has shocked the world with the agility and speed of its spread.  


Young people in Cyprus are speaking up about heritage

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot volunteers are uniting in an initiative to protect and promote their shared cultural heritage.  


Cypriot communities piecing together their shared heritage

A cardboard model of the ancient walled city of Nicosia sits on a table at the Home For Cooperation. It was crafted by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot children. A symbolic result of a summer family…  


A new generation of Cypriots uncovers the missing

Healing the wounds of a divided island.  


Athina and Ilkay: two women, one common heritage

Athina Papadopoulou and İlkay Feridun are two conservation architects from Cyprus..  


Ravelin/Landgate: cultural heritage brings a message of peace.

Hundreds of Greek Cyopriots and Turkish Cypriots came together on 19 June 2018 to celebrate completion of conservation works to the Ravelin/Land Gate in Famagusta.  


Working together to protect our heritage

Ali Tuncay and Glafkos Constantinides are two of ten (5 Greek Cypriot and 5 Turkish Cypriot) custodians of cultural heritage in Cyprus. Appointed by their respective leaders in 2008 to be members of…  


Working on shared heritage brings Cypriots across borders together

Conservation projects across the island, led by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, with EU and UNDP support, are not only re-establishing community links between villages and their former…  

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