The 8th Culture and Art Days organised by Girne Municipality was held at the Amphitheatre on Saturday 12th May  with a concert of music by Turkey’s Edip Akbayram, where more than 2,000 people attended.

Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü spoke at the concert and stated that this year’s slogan for the Culture and Art Days was “peace through art” and starting with the concert by Edip Akbayram. Nidai Güngördü expressed his belief that art is a unifying force for humanity and hoped that the activities that had started would be instrumental in peace and tolerance. At the end of his speech, Güngördü offered his thanks to the artist on behalf of himself, Municipal Councillors and Girne residents.

Edip Akbayram stated that he had visited Cyprus many times in his art life of 50 years and said that he experienced different excitement every time he came.   He said he was very impressed by the event and the atmosphere of the Girne Amphitheatre and the energy of the audience which was so good.