The Pile-Yiğitler Road Project of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) continues to work.
According to the information received from the authorities, the work, which started in the morning and continued at a low pace due to the weekend, was suspended in the afternoon.
Work will continue on Sunday
It has been learned that the works will continue on Sunday as well as half a day at a low tempo.
After the United Nations (UN) Peace Corps soldiers who wanted to prevent the project were pushed back on the Green Line by the TRNC police on Friday, the Peace Corps soldiers who came to the region today watched the work over the Green Line, which was foreseen by the Turkish Cypriot side.
The Undersecretary of the TRNC Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a written statement on this subject that the UN Peacekeeping Force sent personnel to the region today, but they did not interfere with the work.
UN Peacekeeping Force also attacked civilians
Beyarmudu Mayor Bülent Bebek, who is responsible for providing municipal services to the Turkish Cypriots living in the UN-controlled village of Pile, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the TRNC side has been waiting for 22 years for the Pile-Yiğitler Road Project, and that after the work that started on Thursday, UN Peacekeeping Force soldiers arrived on Friday morning with 22 vehicles and dozens of personnel. He said he was trying to prevent the work by coming to the area.
Explaining that 8 police officers and 2 civilians who own land on the Green Line were injured during the UN Peacekeeping Force’s intervention on Friday, Bebek said, “They even attacked our civilian citizens who have a dairy in the region. They claim that this is Greek land. No, this is TRNC land. We conveyed it to them as well. It’s ours. “We will not give in. This road will be built.” he said.
Stating that the UN Peacekeeping Force allowed the construction of two separate roads from the Greek Cypriot Administration to the village of Pile in 1996 and 2006, Bebek drew attention to the fact that the UN took a biased stance when the TRNC started to build roads.