09.06.2020 – The occupation regime that is controlled by Turkey in the northern areas of Cyprus is still keeping the checkpoints closed while the authorities of the free areas of Cyprus open them. The occupation regime and its pseudo-state are asking for the Turkish-speaking Cypriot workers who are employed in the free areas of Cyprus to sign a document accepting not to come back to the occupied areas until the regime decides to open the checkpoints.
Despite this oppression, a big number of Cypriot workers have started to pass the barricades in order to continue their work to feed their families who reside in the occupied areas. Many of them do not have a place to stay and it is reported that they are prepared to sleep in their vehicles.
That is why, as Union of Cypriots, we have established a network for arranging the accommodation for Turkish-speaking Cypriot laborers. We are sharing with our members and public the following announcement:
“We are witnessing another oppression directed to Turkish-speaking Cypriots by the regime in the occupied areas controlled by Turkey. Turkish-speaking Cypriot laborers who come to work in the free area of the Republic of Cyprus and have no place to stay until barricades open, and Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking Cypriots who want to provide them with accommodation can contact us. As the Union of Cypriots, we announce to the public that we have initiated such a work to serve as a network for these people to reach each other.“
Cyprus for Cypriots!
Union of Cypriots – Kıbrıslılar Birliği – Ένωσις Κυπρίων