Category Archives: Political assassinations

Doros Loizos (Δώρος Λοΐζος) bust

 Δώρος Λοΐζου (1)n Δώρος Λοΐζου (2)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis 

Location: Crossroads of Kaniggos and Stasinou streets, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze 

Category: Public Figures, Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Doros Loizos was a poet and an active member of EDEK (ΕΔΕΚ) political party. He was murdered right after the coup, on August 30, 1974, not far from where his bust is placed. 

The initiative for his bust was taken by the London Socialist-Democratic Movement of Cyprus (ΕΔΕΚ/EDEK). The unveiling took place on August 30th 1985.

On the pedestal is written: “Anyway we will resist them; No matter who they are, no matter how powerful they are” (Πάντως εμείς θα τους αντισταθούμε. Όποιοι και νάναι, όσο δυνατοί και νάναι).

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.2, document October 29, 1984.

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Stelios Mavros (Στέλιος Μαύρος) bust

Προτομή Στέλιου Μαύρου (7)n Προτομή Στέλιου Μαύρου (10)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Stelios Mavros Park, Pano Platres. Limassol district

Dimensions: 154 cm (+44 cm steps) x 38 cm x 30 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Stelios Mavros was murdered in January 1974 by EOKA B’ supporters. No further information is available. The unveiling took place on September 17th 1978.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 16, 1978, p. 9.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), September 19, 1978, p. 2.

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Aristoklis Avgousti (Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή) bust

Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή (1)n Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Prastio Avdimou. Limassol district

Dimensions: 157 cm (30 cm the steps) x 70 cm x 40 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

He was murdered on June 3, 1973. No further information is available.

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Evripidis Nouros (Ευριπίδης Νούρος) bust

 Προτομή Ευριπίδη Νούρου (3)n Προτομή Ευριπίδη Νούρου (4)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Nationalist union “Evripidis Nouros” premises, Apesia. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 163 cm x 47 cm x 46 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nouros was murdered on August 15, 1962. The initiative was taken by the nationalist union “Evripidis Nouros” which coordinated the fundraising among its members. The bust was placed in 2000. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, document September 6, 2001. 

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Georgios Fotiou (Γεώργιος Φωτίου) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Φωτίου (1) n Προτομή Γεώργιου Φωτίου (3) n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Roundabout at Eleftherias St., Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Dimensions: 176 cm (+ 61 cm the pedestal) x 88 cm x 59 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Georgios Fotiou was murdered on April 5, 1973 by EOKA B’ supporters. The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee for the Fotiou bust. The unveiling took place on March 10th 1986. 

Selected sources:
~Ανεξάρτητος (Anexartitos), March 31, 1986, p. 2.
~Ανεξάρτητος (Anexartitos), April 6, 1987, p. 5.
~Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/4, Meeting Minutes May 23, 1985. 

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Kostas Misiaoulis (Κώστας Μισιαούλης) and Dervis Ali Kavazoglu (Ντερβίς Αλί Καβάζογλου) busts

Dervis Ali Kavazoglu n Kostas Misiaoulis n
Dervis Ali Kavazoglou                                        Kostas Miaoulis 

Προτομές Ντερβίς Αλί Καβάζογλου και Κώστα Μισιαούλη n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Athenou-Larnaka road, at the entrance of the village. Larnaka district. 

Material: Bronze 

Dimensions: 145 cm x 103 cm x 21~103 cm

Category: Inter-communal relations, Political Assassinations, Turkish Cypriots

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1996 by the Athienou popular unions and the cost was covered through fundraising. On the ground in front of the two busts is written: “Passer, remember that here fascists murdered the heroic martyrs of Greek Turkish friendship on April 11th 1965” (Εσύ διαβάτη που περνάς να θυμάσαι, εδώ δολοφονήθηκαν στις 11-4-1965 οι ηρωομάρτυρες της ελληνοτουρκικής φιλίας από τον φασισμό).

The unveiling took place on April 6th 1997.

Selected sources:
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 7, 1996, p. 6.

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Kyriakos (Κυριάκος) and Sotiris (Σωτήρης) Papalazarou (Παπαλαζάρου) busts

Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (4)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (7)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (8)nΠροτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (5)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (19)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Cholertia Agios Panteleimonas church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 161 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion, Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kyriakos Papalazarou was murdered in July 1973 by EOKA B’ supporters, and Sotiris Papalazarou was killed during the Turkish invasion in July 1974. Τhe memorial was commissioned by the United Democratic Youth Organization (EDON / ΕΔΟΝ, Ενιαία Δημοκρατική Οργάνωση Νεολαίας) and the unveiling took place on July 23th 1995.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 19, 1995, p. 4.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, document October 4, 1995.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes February 12 & 19, 1998.

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