It appears that Turkish Cypriot occupation authorities are becoming stricter in regard to people crossing the Green Line. It’s been reported that now Turkish Cypriots crossing into the Republic of Cyprus controlled areas are subjected to extra checks which in some cases included full body search. Under the new ‘regulation’ every person crossing to the free areas must present himself to the regime ‘police’ to receive a document allowing his passage. This includes passengers and drivers of vehicles crossing, which has become a reason for extra delays since they have to get off their vehicles for the check. It should be noted that everyday thousands of Turkish Cypriots cross to the free areas for work, shopping and recreational activities.
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