Cyprus Mail

Tekke closed Monday  morning to accommodate Bayram pilgrims

AROUND 1,000 Turkish Cypriots will visit the Hala Sultan Tekke at the Larnaca Salt Lake on Monday, the first day of Bayram.

The Cyprus News Agency  quoted Turkish Cypriot press saying the two negotiators in the peace talks, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret Ozersay, agreed that the visit will go ahead next week.

All visitors will have to take their IDs with them. Around 1,000 pilgrims will make the trip to the historic religious site, leaving from the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint at 6.45am on Monday with a police escort.

Meanwhile, theAntiquitiesDepartmentyesterdayannouncedthatduetotheexpectedvisitofalargenumberofpeopleatthesite, theHalaSultanTekkewill not be accessible from 7.30am until 1pm on Monday.


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