|Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque is the old St. Nicolas Cathedral in Famagusta Northern Cyprus|
The European Union Donating money for Turkish mosques in occupied northern Cyprus.(Novopress - GoogleTranslate).BRUSSELS ( via the website of Lionel Baland ) - MEP Philip Claeys of the Vlaams Belang was discovered that the EU will give money for Turkish mosques located in the northern part of Cyprus occupied by Turkey.
In 1974, the Turkish army invaded Cyprus and occupied the north of the island. The Greeks were driven out, thousands of them were killed. Hundreds of Greek Orthodox churches and monasteries have been destroyed by the Turks looted, burned and since then neglected.
Since 2004, Cyprus is a member of the European Union, but Turkey continues to occupy the part located in the North. The Turks refuse to maintain the remnants of the Orthodox churches in their area.
After a long opposition of the Turks, the European Commission has now decided to establish a priority list of 11 monuments in both communities must receive money. The Turks have placed as provocation, four mosques on the list. No problem for the European Union is committed to pay 4 million euros and more money will follow.
For Philip Claeys, "the European Union will have to pay the benefit to the occupants of buildings that are the symbol of occupation. Not surprising that the European Union is taken seriously anywhere in the world. 'Hmmmm.......Erdogan: “Thank God Almighty,” said Mr. Erdogan in 1994, when he was the mayor of Istanbul. “I am a servant of Shariah.” Read the full story here.