The people of Famagusta must remain united to prevent the new position Turkey is trying to impose, mayor of the town Simos Ioannou said on Sunday.
Speaking after an extraordinary meeting of the municipal council held at the same time as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the north where he was to visit the newly reopened Varosha beach, Ioannou said “we are again at this point today, a few meters away from our beloved city and the few who today went to the roadblock represent the thousands of Famagusta residents and all the Greek Cypriots, even the Turkish Cypriots, who oppose these illegal plans that Erdogan is preparing in the city”.
After the meeting members of the municipal council walked to the checkpoint in Dherynia. A planned march there was cancelled because of coronavirus measures.
He said Turkish moves that have been going on for 18 months intend to change the course of the solution of the Cyprus problem by imposing a two state solution.