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Bayram holiday causing long delays at Metehan crossing

Bayram holiday causing long delays at Metehan crossing

September 15
11:25 2016

Long tail backs at the Metehan border crossing have led to calls for the reopening of the Ledra Palace crossing to vehicles. That crossing is only used by pedestrians and UN and diplomatic vehicles.

The nine day extended Bayram holiday has led to many Turkish Cypriot motorists to cross to the south for shopping, visiting friends or sightseeing. The fact that there is only a single lane open, manned by one Turkish Cypriot officer has led to a bottleneck for traffic.

The problem is repeated on the other side, going south to north.

Kibris Gazetesi reports that the motorists they spoke to have accused the coalition of trying to discourage people from crossing over into the south.

Cyprus Weekly

 

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