Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar has condemned the recent arson attempt on a mosque located in the southern part of the divided island of Cyprus.
In a statement, Tatar condemned the attempt to burn the Grand Mosque in Larnaca and called on the Greek Cypriot authorities to prevent such attacks and arrest those responsible at the earliest.
Elsie Slonim, the only civilian woman living in a buffer zone in the largest city of divided Cyprus, has died at the age of 104, according to a statement by Turkish Cypriot police authorities.
Having lived a life of adventures for more than a century, Slonim died from a respiratory failure at her house next to the Turkish military unit on the Dereboyu border in Nicosia.
By Friday morning, Cypriot police had managed to track down 14 of the churchgoers who had taken part in an illegal service at Ayios Georgios Spileon Monastery in Limassol's Erimi village on Thursday, which soon turned into a fiasco as participants had locked themselves in rooms upon the sight of the police while some managed to escape.