HELP US SAVE THIS CYPRIOT SYMBOL OF PEACE!

HELP US SAVE THIS CYPRIOT SYMBOL OF PEACE!

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Silia Christodoulou started this petition to Sysklipos villagers and

Sysklipos is a village in Kyrenia District on the island of Cyprus located 3 km East of Larnaka tis Lapithou. It is inhabited by Turkish speaking Cypriot refugees from Paphos under the de facto control of the so called “Turkish republic of northern Cyprus”. The 1974 war has ripped the island in two. Troops are still on the island. The presence of the UN has not yet managed to help the international community deal with the so called "Cyprus Problem".

The village has been recognized as the place of one of the most martyric genocides still affecting the population that mourns the loss of land, people and all sorts of objects guarantying the precious memories related to their lives before that loss. The ideal of Peace circulating on the island cannot erase the past. The 45 year old bloodshed still reclaims revenge for some people across the country whilst others seek new ways to deal with the trauma in their families. But we believe Peace is possible and we are ready to do whatever it takes to be heard!

Sysklipos is still a virgin lost paradise for all those who have visited it, yet bereavement processes are impossible as all refugees involved despite their ethnic background cannot enjoy their properties. Something should be done for the generations still alive and those to come. Some have had the chance to flee when the massive execution took place but the ghost of the past still haunts their lives despite any efforts of resilience. 

Sysklipos church, Panayia the Eleoussa, and many houses have been destroyed or abandoned. The Cypriot government  promised to proceed to a solid renovation but the locals still feel abandonned and forgotten. The risks of collapse are imminent!

Please help us preserve this religious tresor, this historic symbol of the byzantine era that has been brutally vandalized!

Please help us bring back the concept of DEMOCRACY on the sacred soils of our ancestors!

People need YOU to participate in order to restore PANAGIA ELEOUSSA, help us preserve and reassure the pursuit of happiness for those still needing it. We need your support to get our request to the European Parliament! Please sign for the preservation of our Paneuropean Cultural Heritage!

 

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