Agios Ermolaos

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Agios Ermolaos
Aγιος Ερμόλαος (Greek) Şirinevler (Turkish)
Agios Ermolaos is located in Cyprus
Agios Ermolaos
Agios Ermolaos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°16′39″N 33°10′19″E / 35.27750°N 33.17194°E / 35.27750; 33.17194Coordinates: 35°16′39″N 33°10′19″E / 35.27750°N 33.17194°E / 35.27750; 33.17194
Country de jure  Cyprus
District Kyrenia District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Agios Ermolaos (Greek: Aγιος Ερμόλαος, Turkish: Şirinevler) is a village in Kyrenia District located 5 km east of Kontemenos.

Since the Turkish invasion in 1974, the village has been solely inhabited by Turkish mainland settlers.[1] Turkish settlements are illegal under the municipal law of Cyprus.[2] Judge Loukēs G. Loukaidēs claims that such settlements are also illegal under international law and the Permanent Court of International Justice stated that repartition of Turkish settlers must take place to eliminate consequences of the "illegal act" of settlement.[2]


  1. ^ Cyprus. Grapheion Dēmosiōn Plērophoriōn (1979). Colonisation of occupied areas. Public Information Office. p. 3. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Loukēs G. Loukaidēs (29 May 1995). "5". Essays on the developing law of human rights. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. pp. 108–135. ISBN 978-0-7923-3276-3. Retrieved 14 July 2011.