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Glafcos Clerides exhibition to be opened by the two leaders

Glafcos Clerides

Personal effects belonging to late president Glafcos Clerides will go on display in Nicosia at an exhibition that will be opened by the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities.

Clerides’ belongings will be displayed at the Severis Centre of Visual Arts and Research on Ermou Street in the old town of Nicosia.

Clerides’ daughter Katy said she was happy the exhibition would be opened by President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Monday September 7, at 7.30pm.

They will remind people of the Clerides’ vision to reunify his country, she said.

Among the effects on display would be Clerides’ WWII medals, photos, sound clips, and his library of some 3,000 books.

The books Clerides wrote have been translated into Turkish and will be available in both the official languages of the island.

Katy Clerides said everything on display was from her father’s personal property – the records he kept while in office have been handed over to the state archive.

Clerides died in November 2013 at the age of 94.

Elected president in 1993, Clerides went on to win a second term five years later. He contested the 2003 elections in a bid to reunify the island but was beaten by Tassos Papadopoulos who was supported by AKEL.

 

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