In 2002, 34 year old Tarik Aydinar illegally crossed the border to the South.
He has apparently been living in the South for the last 11 years. However he was arrested on August 18th as he was attempting to cross back into the TRNC. Again he attempted to cross over illegally but was caught and arrested.
Mr Aydinar said that he had returned because he had heard that his mother was seriously ill.
However, the judge at Nicosia crown court decided that he be detained until his case comes to court.