Deal reached on opening Dherynia crossing

Deal reached on opening Dherynia crossing

An agreement has been reached that will pave the way for the opening of the crossing point at Dherynia, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Both sides have been at odds over the opening. The Greek Cypriot side wanted to use the existing road to Varosha but the Turkish side cited security issues, and wanted a new road built away from a Turkish army outpost.

Another concern was that the area might become a shrine to Greek Cypriots Tassos Isaac and Solomos Solomou, both murdered near the old road in 1996 after anti-occupation demos.

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