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Memorial to the Styllon dead and missing

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Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: “Andreas Savva Alexandrou” Community Park, Mari village. Laranaka district.

Dimensions: 120 cm x 67~85 cm x 50~65 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Three busts and three pedestals constitute the memorial. The listed as missing Andreas Nikolaou Karoulas (Ανδρέας Νικολάου Καρούλας) and Andreas Savva Alexandrou (Ανδρέας Σάββα Αλεξάνδρου), after whom the community park is named, are commemorated with busts. There is also a bust dedicated to the dead Dimitris Petrou Dimitriou (Δημήτρης Πέτρου Δημητρίου). Contrary to the norm, the dead Georgios Christou Katsanis (Γεώργιος Χρίστου Κατσάνης) is commemorated only with a named plaque on one of the three pedestals that bears more names of, listed as missing, soldiers. 

The memorial was commissioned by the Mari Community Committee and the unveiling took place on July 20th 2010.

Stylloi is a village in the occupied part of Ammochostos district. Nevertheless, its’ authorities are regularly elected by their ex-inhabitants in the free part of the island. The same policy is applied to all the occupied municipalities and communities. On the other hand, Mari is a village almost exclusively inhabited by Greek Cypriot refugees, part of them coming from Stylloi.