The Archaeology Museum in İskele has been officially opened this week, with Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu marking the occasion with a speech at the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Ataoğlu said: “Many civilizations have existed in Cyprus during the island’s long history, and the historic remains, monuments, and artefacts of these past civilizations are being exhibited in museums. We will continue to work tirelessly for the preservation of our historical heritage.”

Ataoğlu stated that four more museums will be opened before the end of this year, and that over the past year, over one million people have visited the TRNC’s museums.

Ataoğlu emphasised that the Tourism and Environment Ministry matches international standards in terms of modern museology and said that constant innovations are being added to these works every day.