Alevi Cultural Centre in Girne : Foundations laid


Building of the TRNC Alevi Cultural Centre has been started on the area allocated by the Municipality of Girne.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Turkish Cypriot Alevi Cultural Centre, Girne Branch. Nidai Güngördü, Mayor of Girne, Metin Kaya, Head of Alevi Cultural Centre of TRNC, Mahmut Canber, President of Turkish Cypriot Artisans and Craftsmen, and citizens attended the ceremony. In February a protocol was signed between Girne Municipality and the TRNC Alevi Cultural Centre in order to provide a local Branch for the Centre.

Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü spoke at the ceremony and stated that they are helping the Cultural Centre to build their own local building by pointing out that they attach great importance to faith, human rights and freedoms as a Municipal Council.  Güngördü hopes that the locality will be a good one for the Centre.

Metin Kaya, Head of the TRNC Alevi Cultural Centre, said that the centre which was established in 1994 had branches throughout the country but that there were no branches in Girne and that they felt a great need for it. Metin Kaya stated that they will be able to introduce their own cultures and beliefs and share them by pointing out that they will be closer to the members due to the new locality in Girne. Kaya thanked the Mayor of Girne, Nidai Güngördü and the members of the council for the area given for the local building.

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