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Cyprus leaders to decide the fate of collapsed church in buffer zone, Technical Committee Head tells CNA
CNA - Antonios Gkildakis - CYPRUS/Nicosia# 15/02/2019 18:03


The restoration of a recently collapsed church, located within Nicosia’s buffer zone, is a matter for the two leaders to decide, Takis Hadjidemetriou, the Greek Cypriot Head of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage told CNA on Friday.

Part of St. James church, which was in need for immediate restoration works, collapsed after recent heavy rainfall. The issue was raised during separate meetings, Hadjidemetriou and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Ali Tuncay, had recently with President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, respectively.

Replying to CNA questions on the matter, Hadjidemetriou said that the monument’s restoration was the only issue discussed during his meeting with President Anastasiades, last Wednesday.

The handling of this issue “goes beyond the capabilities of the Technical Committee

(CNA)

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