Presidential spokesman Barış Burcu made statements regarding the opening of the Derinya and Aplıç border crossings today.
He said that President Mustafa Akıncı, himself and the Presidency had used all the means available to them for the opening of the Derinya and Aplıç border crossings.
Making the statements on a program he attended via telephone on BRT, Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu said that three and a half years ago a political decision had been taken to open the border crossings and expressed the hope that the border crossing will benefit all.
“President Mustafa Akıncı himself and the entire Presidency had used all means available in the past 3 and a half years for the opening of the border crossing and finally the day has come where it has opened” said Burcu.
Noting that although 3 and a half years isn’t a short amount of time the Presidential spokesman said that everyone needed to work in harmony in order for the border crossings to open, there were things that Turkish Cypriots, Greek Cypriots and also the UN needed to complete.
“Some problems were experienced due to the former government” said Burcu and added that the opening of these two particular crossing borders was an unchangeable topic for the president.
Mr. Burcu thanked everyone who worked towards the opening of the border crossings and expressed the hope that a day will come that a solution will be found where border crossings will not be needed.