Demonstration for Opening Derinya on Saturday

A bi-communal protest march will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 10am demanding the opening of the Derinya border crossing point.

The demonstration is being organised by the Famagusta Initiative and the ‘Famagusta – Our Town’ Organisation.

A statement read by Okan Dagli on behalf of the Famagusta Initiative said, “The city of Famagusta is divided into two. One side is condemned to live with us as a lifeless body. We cannot accept this and we cannot approve of it”.

Dagli further said: “Our demand is the opening immediately of all the crossing points and ways that will unite us”.

In a statement read by Pavlos Iakovou on behalf of the ‘Famagusta – Our Town’ organisation, said “the aim is to create a homeland in which people will feel themselves not as Turkish Cypriot or Greek Cypriot but as Cypriot”.


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