Greek Cypriot authorities began clearing the way foranother crossing point at Pyrgos-Limnitis about 45 kilometers(25 miles) northwest of Nicosia that would cut journey timesto and from the capital by more than half.
Communications Minister Haris Thrassou told state radio theinfrastructure work would take several weeks to complete.
The minister said the decision to start construction on the crossing wasmade in anticipation of the Turkish side also agreeing to create an accesspoint there.
The Greek Cypriot government has taken the initiative after it demolished awall in
However, the government is adamant that people cannot cross Ledra as long asTurkish troops remain in the northern sector of
A UN bid to reunite the island failed in 2004 when the Greek Cypriotsvoted against the plan in a referendum, although the Turkish Cypriots votedoverwhelmingly in favour.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16