started this petition to
on the west entrance of Old
that was working
and was a
meeting place for all Cypriots
, Greek-Cypriots, Turkish-Cypriots, Latins, Maronites and Armenians, even after the 1963 inter-communal struggle. Unfortunately it has been abandoned and left to rot for 46 years, because its a part of
No Man's Land
area since 1974.
The recent events of its temporary support by
, the reactions of the occupying
and the involvement of
has led us to the conclusion that now is the right time to demand its full regeneration and the opening of the corner road adjacent as a new crossing between the divided parts of Nicosia.
Here you can see
and the fact that its situated on a functioning part of
, thus making no sense leaving that historic building fall.
Now is the time to act and bring back the social peace hub of Nicosia!
building must be regenerated fully as a coffee shop
and the road on the corner
must open as a controlled crossing
We propose that
UNFICYP takes up the role of monitoring the whole project
in cooperation with the owners of the building, the two communities and the local authorities.
The immediate area of the coffee shop is hosting up to today religious centers of the
. Moreover it has been used as a prime commercial area also by
traders and citizens. Today the area is more like a culture-hub. With the cathedrals, the monuments, the theaters, the archaeological museum and the public garden just outside the walls.
The above mentioned and the fact that the building is positioned on the west entrance (
) of the
, are ensuring a
multicultural social hub
when the regeneration and the opening of the roads shall be done.
The photos are from the group
"Λευκωσία του Χτες - Yesteryears of Nicosia"