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Nicosia.....

  1. 1. Nicosia The Green Line
  2. 2. At the beginning… <ul><li>The WALL was built in 1974, in order to divide the Greek Cypriot part from the Turkish half. </li></ul><ul><li>It divided Nicosia into two parts, crossing Ledra Street. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ledra street <ul><li>Ledra Street perfectly represents the difference between the Greek and the Turkish part. </li></ul><ul><li>In the first we can find the wealthy part of the city; instead, the Turkish part is crumbling down. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Green Line <ul><li>The term Green Line refers to the cease-fire line that  de facto  divides the island nation of Cyprus into two, cutting through the capital of Nicosia. It was first established in 1964. </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic across the buffer zone was very limited until 2003, when the number of crossings and the rules governing them were relaxed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Another breach in the wall <ul><li>Nicosia had been divided for a quarter-century—since Turkey’s 1974 invasion—and the government of the Republic of Cyprus was busily preparing the country for accession to the European Union. </li></ul><ul><li>In the ensuing decade, several checkpoint crossings were opened by authorities in the occupied north in 2003. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The fall <ul><li>In March 2008, a wall that for decades had stood at the boundary between the Greek Cypriot controlled side and the UN buffer zone was demolished.  </li></ul><ul><li>The wall had cut across Ledra Street in the heart of Nicosia and was seen as a strong symbol of the island's 32-year division. </li></ul><ul><li>On 3 April 2008, Ledra street was reopened in the presence of Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Realized by Emilio Ainis school Messina

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