Cyprus crossing to be opened on Thursday

Lokmaci gate (Ledra Street crossing), which remained closed for 45 years since the start of communal conflict in Cyprus in 1963, is scheduled to open on Thursday, Lefkosa Municipality officials said on Wednesday.

Cyprus crossing to be opened on Thursday

The gate will be open for pedestrian crossing between Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot Administration.

A ceremony will be organized at the crossing. Aides of Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders, mayors of Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides of Lefkosa and UN representatives in the island will attend the ceremony, officials said.

Lokmaci will be the fifth crossing gate to open between Turkish and Greek sides of Lefkosa since 2003.

On March 21st, TRNC President Mehmet Ali Talat and leader of Greek Cypriot Administration Dimitris Christofias agreed to open the gate at their first meeting.


Last Mod: 02 Nisan 2008, 16:32
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