THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CROSSING POINT SIMULTANEOUSLY. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE EITHER IN THE NORTH OR THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CROSSING POINT. THE PAGE OF THE EVENT IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CHECKPOIN THE PAGE OF THE EVENT IN THE SOUTHERN PART THE CHECKPOINT https://www.facebook.com/events/1443507465960138/ AND FROM THE NORTHERN PART https://www.facebook.com/events/414188808765166/
We have to raise our voice, as both south and the north of Famagusta area, facing with shrinking economic climate, the shops are going bankrupt each and every day, youth are leaving the region or migrating to other countries.
At the moment we need to take additional 17 kilometers in order to reach Deryneia from Two and a Half Mile / Strovilia check point. If Deryneia crossing point opens, this will reduce to 800 meters uniting Deryneia and Famagusta with new ties. Such an opening will reduce the distance, improve the intercommunal relations, meet the humanitarian needs and improve the market potential of the economic actors in the region as it will be allowing them to trade their goods and services.
Recently, UN Human Rights Committee supported the efforts for the opening of the new crossing points and emphasized that increasing number of checkpoints contributes the intercommunal trust and dialog.
Both the local and international dynamics are emphasizing the opening of Deryneia crossing point. Now, YOU have to to push for it.
All Famagustians we are going to meet at the Deryneia check point on 16th May 2015 Saturday from 10.00 – 11.00. For better future lets come together and unite our forces.
Famagusta Initiative, Famagusta Walled City Association, Famagusta Youth Centre, Famagusta Woman Center, Cyprus Songs Association, Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Shopkeepers and Artisans, Union of Customs Workers, EMU Academics’ Union, Baraka Cultural Centre, United Cyprus Party, New Cyprus Party, Social Democrat Party …
(This call is open for any other organisations that wishes to support)
PS: For those who are wishing to participate the demonstration in the Northern part of the Deryneia check point, there is a lack of parking spaces, it will be good to organise accordingly.