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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.


Kemal Mustafa Atatürk (Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ) bust

Προτομή Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ Πύλα (2) n

Προτομή Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ Πύλα n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Turkish Cypriot elementary school yard of Pyla. Larnaka district. 

Dimensions: 200 cm x 68 cm x 70 cm

Category: Turkish Cypriots 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned at the end of the 1990s by the Turkish Cypriot Ministry of Education of TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) which is not recognized as a state except for Turkey. Pyla is the only village in Cyprus still inhabited by its original Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot population. 


Ihsan Ali (Ιχσάν Αλή) bust

Ιχσάν Αλί (1)N Ιχσάν Αλί (4)n

Artist: Kyriakos Kallis

Location: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, behind the Second World War Volunteers’ Memorial, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 147 cm x 47 cm

Category: Turkish Cypriots, Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ihsan Ali was a Turkish Cypriot doctor and benefactor who defended Cyprus’ right for freedom, democracy and egalitarianism. His bust was commissioned by Ihsan Ali Foundation in 2003. The unveiling took place on November 8th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 4.98, documents December 7, 2000; June 21, 2001; June 26, 2003; November 11, 2003; Meeting Minutes March 4, 2003.