Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (26.11.15) under the title: “Let’s do the necessary and open the crossing points”, reports that the Famagusta Initiative, in a written statement yesterday, gave information concerning the process for the opening of Deryneia and Lefka-Apliki crossing points and called the Turkish Cypriot side to regulate the soonest possible the issue of the Deryneia road.
The Famagusta Initiative explained in the statement that the “process for the opening” of the two crossing points continues. It added that as they were informed by the Mayor of Deryneia in a meeting they held, the Greek Cypriot side has prepared the 300 metre road and is waiting for the Turkish Cypriot side to proceed with the necessary regulation in order to asphalt the 2.7km road which is in its responsibility.
Referring to the meeting the Famagusta Initiative held last week with the so-called minister of interior Asim Akansoy with whom they discussed the issue, the Initiative said that they were informed by Akansoy concerning the process of the works for the opening of the two crossing points and added that Akansoy promised them to speed up the works.
The Initiative explained in the statement the social, cultural and economic benefits from the opening of the two crossing points and called the Turkish Cypriot side not to wait for the European Commission to approve the amount of 1.2 million euro which was demanded for the asphalt of the road, the electricity and the water infrastructure in the area, since, the process will be prolonged.
“We consider that by all means, the state is able economically to make the infrastructure and to asphalt the road”, said the Initiative.