A proposal by President Mustafa Akinci that car insurance be made valid on both sides of divided Cyprus has received the support of Turkish Cypriot motorists.
President Akinci made the suggestion within in the framework of confidence building measures during his meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades on 9 August. The move would increase the flow of traffic to and from North Cyprus. Currently motorists crossing from either side are obliged to buy extra insurance.
However, president of the Northern Cyprus Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, Raif Çukurov has said that the idea would be difficult to implement.