Akinci expresses condolences over death of columnist Loucas Charalambous updated

first_imgTurkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci expressed sadness on Thursday over the death of Sunday Mail columnist Loucas Charalambous on Tuesday.“I am deeply saddened to hear the passing away of Loucas Charalambous, whom I didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person; but appreciated very much his vision for the future of our island and always honest and objective analyses of the situation. May he rest in peace,” Akinci said in a message on social media.The union of Turkish Cypriot journalists also expressed condolences.“We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of our Greek Cypriot colleague Loucas Charalambous. On behalf of Press Workers’ Trade Union we send our deepest condolences to the family of Loucas Charalambous and to all Greek Cypriot press workers. A good heart has stopped beating, may he rest in peace.”Charalambous, 67, died in his sleep on Tuesday night. A post mortem showed that the cause had been heart failure.A columnist for close to 20 years, Charalambous was never afraid to express views that ruffled feathers and exposed the hypocrisy of politicians.He always wrote with honesty and integrity, which even his biggest critics would acknowledge.He was a committed supporter of a Cyprus settlement, often exposing the rhetoric and hollow promises of rejectionists in his weekly column.His funeral will be held on Friday at 4.30pm at Ayios Vasilios church in Strovolos.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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