Park in Cyprus in memory of genocide victims

In Paphos city of Cyprus, Armenian Genocide Park will be opened.

The park project, that will be opened with a ceremony on April 30, was launched with the initiation of Vartkes Mahtesian, representative of Armenian society in Cypriot Parliament.

Speaking to Agos, Mahtesian said that Armenian Genocide Park was suggested in 2016 and then turned into a project. Accepted unanimously by Paphos Municipal Council, the project was launched with the approval of Mayor of Paphos Phedonas Phedonos. Deputy Mahtesian said, “This green area crossing the streets of Charalambos Mouskos and Evagoras Pllikarides is named as 'Armenian Genocide Park" for commemorating and honoring 1.5 million innocent people who were killed in 1915 Genocide." Also, a cross-stone (khachkar), which is in UNESCO cultural heritage list and considered as a symbol of Armenian land, will be put in the park. Mahtesian also said, "This park will also be the symbol of friendship and mutual respect of Armenian and Greek societies in Cyprus."


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