other day I met Musa Kayra, well-known caricaturist, to talk about the state of
the art of cartoon association in North Cyprus. But I wondered what he was
doing outside the duties for the association?
“I am rather busy with a new project,
that is the getting together of all Limassol refugees. We had our first grand
gathering last year on 3rd June at a picnic place alongside the highway
between Kyrenia and Nicosia, 5000 people attended and it was very
touching. We have been working to found an association of Limassol refugees.
For the next gathering which will take place on 26th May, we will organise
the publishing of the second edition of the book ‘Nisan Yüzügü’ by
Engin Nasit, who was a commander of the Mücahits. Furthermore, we will prepare
an album until the 26th including the photos of people from
Limassol. I am scanning and adding the many photos that come in to my
archive. These are all sorts of photos, families and their home, all with
In the new Kyrenia Cultural Centre we
shall have a space for a Museum for the Limassol Refugees, it is to retain an
affinity to one’s cultural roots…..”
What a nice idea, it shows how important
for many the dreams of home are.