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Efforts underway to ease tension after flag incident in Turkish-occupied Lysi, UN in contact with both sides
CNA - Antonios Gkildakis - CYPRUS/Nicosia 14/09/2019 13:53

Efforts are being made to ease tension, after an incident involving the removal of a Turkish flag by a 16 year old Greek Cypriot in the Turkish-occupied village of Lysi, with the UN facilitating the exchange of messages between the two sides. From the Greek Cypriot side, the initiative to alleviate tension is undertaken at civilian level, without government involvement, as CNA learns.
Asked to comment on the matter, UNFICYP Spokesperson Aleem Siddique told CNA that “the incident has been brought to our attention by the Turkish Cypriot side and we are following up.


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