Limited Access to Derinya Beach Condemned

Unite Cyprus Now has published the following statement on its Facebook page:

“UCN is appalled by the fact that the Derinya beach has once again opened to Turkish Cypriot and Turkish nationals only. This ethnically segregated beach is a shameful display of discrimination and racism in the 21st century. We condemn the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot authorities for this gross violation of human rights and freedoms, and call on all Turkish Cypriot and Turkish people, who believe in the right to equality and non-discrimination for everyone, to boycott the Derinya beach.”

The beach was opened last year by an agreement between Famagusta Municipality and the Commander of the Security Forces. However, access is only permitted for mainland Turks and Turkish Cypriots on production of an ID card, between May and October.

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