Talking to Radio France about living in a Fragmented Island

Two weeks ago I got a phone call from a journalist, Caroline Gillet, from Radio France. She said that she was making portraits about young people all over the Europe and listened to our BCC Outlook Radio program with Vasia Markides and interested to make an interview with young Cypriots about the current fragmentation of the island. Soon later she became my guest in Famagusta with her work partner Amélie Fontaine and with a Greek speaking Cypriot friend Yannis. Standing at the Palm Beach, we talked while looking to the forbidden zone of Varosha.  Here I like to share our talk. Thanks for all our friends all over the world who are helping us to spread out the Famagusta Ecocity Project. Thank you Caroline, Amélie and Yannis!

YIANNIS et CEREN > la ville fantôme  

“La nouvelle génération de Chypriotes vit séparée : au nord, il y a les Turcs, au sud les Grecs et entre les deux, la lignre verte, des checkpoints et des préjugés.. Même si ceux qui ont moins de trente ans n’ont pas connu la guerre, ils vivent au quotidien avec ces divisions.”  (The new generation of Cypriots living apart: in the north, there are Turks, Greeks and south between the two, the green line, checkpoints and prejudices .. Although those under thirty have not experienced war, they live daily with these divisions.)

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Copy right: Interview de Yiannis et Ceren sur la plage, avec Caroline Gillet, pour “I like europe” en direct de Nicosie © Radio France / Amélie Fontaine – 2013

“Yiannis vient du sud, Ceren du nord. Ils ont accepté de se retrouver à mi chemin et passer une journée ensemble. Pour voir à quel point ils se méconnaissent. Le rendez-vous était fixé dans la ville symbole de Varosha. Une ville fantôme.” (Yiannis comes from the south, north Ceren. They agreed to meet halfway and spend a day together. To see how they ignore. The appointment was set in the city symbol of Varosha. A ghost town.)

Cross portrait Yiannis and Ceren video:

» Radio France “I like europe” program: Yannis and Ceren interview

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