The small mosque located in the community of Deneia, to the west of Nicosia, has been fully repaired, after an arson attack last month that burned most of the building`s roof and caused other damages.
According to an official announcement, repairs were undertaken at the orders of Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos by a Nicosia District crew, under the supervision of the Ministry`s Technical Services.
The costs are assumed by the Turkish Cypriot Property Management Service and the building`s management has been transferred to the local council.
The arson attack of February 21st, was the third incident targeting the mosque, since it was included in a list of restoration projects by the bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The government and the Church of Cyprus, as well as the Technical Committee and the UNDP, had all condemned the incident.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY