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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

Cyprus talks reap first major progress in more than a decade

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed May 28 to open further crossing points linking the two parts and to merge their electricity networks, a U.N. envoy has said. It was seen as the most positive sign in more than a decade that relations are thawing between the divided sides, Reuters concluded in its related report.

New measures : Checkpoints opened and telecoms connected

Cyprus leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have announced new confidence-building measures after their meeting today, Thursday May 28th, which started at 9:30am and finished at 14:00 at the Nicosia Airport under UN auspices. New check points will be opened in Lefka and Derynia, the electricity systems on both sides will be connected along with