Hundreds of Turkish-Cypriots living in the sectors of the island still controlled by the Greek-Cypriots have been preparing to move to the northern sector -- held by the Turks since last year's invasion.
SV "Welcome to Turkish Sector" sign ZOOM OUT TO Street in Paphos
GV PAN Sign TO Mosque
SV Greek priest in Turkish area
CU & SVs Turks in street (5 shots)
GV PAN Border street between two communities
GV Stavrokonou village
SV Turkish command post and flag (2 shots)
SV & CUs Turks in street (4 shots)
GV U.N. post (left) and Turkish post to right
GV PAN Earthwork fortifications in mountains, PAN TO Turkish post and flag (2 shots)
SV & CU Turkish check bus entering village (2 shots)
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Background: Hundreds of Turkish-Cypriots living in the sectors of the island still controlled by the Greek-Cypriots have been preparing to move to the northern sector -- held by the Turks since last year's invasion.
Under last week's agreement between leaders of the two Cypriot communities meeting in Vienna, 9,000 Turkish-Cypriots mainly from the enclave in the Paphos area will be free to cross to the north if they want to.
In return, a similar number of Greek-Cypriots living in enclaves in the north will be allowed to stay in the Turkish-controlled sector if they wish to do so.
The Turks still in the Greek-Cypriot sector are scattered throughout some 60 villages. In fact, six villages have still not surrendered since fighting ended following the invasion by Turkey. The Turkish crescent flag still flies over them, and the villages are barricaded against Greek-Cypriot National Guardsmen who surround them.
At one of the villages filmed in this coverage -- Stavrokonou -- many of the Turkish Cypriots seemed delighted with the news that they would be able to go north. But in other communities, Turks said they wanted to stay on the south, and keep their homes and land.