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Akinci and Erhurman Discuss Border Crossings

Akinci and Erhurman Discuss Border Crossings

June 29
16:22 2018

President Mustafa Akıncı and Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman discussed the Maronite community residing in the TRNC, as well as preparations towards opening the Derinya and Aplıç crossing points during their weekly meeting held yesterday

After his meeting with President Akıncı, Prime Minister Erhürman said that one of the tenders for works at the border crossing points had been completed and the other one will be finalised in mid-July. He noted, however, that it would not be necessary to wait for the tenders to be completed before opening the crossing points.

The prime minister stated that he hoped that the Greek Cypriot side will show the same determination and commitment towards the opening of the crossing points to enable the borders to be open by the end of the summer, as planned. Erhürman said that the Turkish Cypriot side has clearly expressed its will to open the Derinya crossing point, and he noted that works are continuing at the same pace for the Aplıç crossing point as well.

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