Monday, September 21, 2015

German women 'living in Cyprus airport for a year'

A German mother and daughter who were deported from Israel after their visas expired have been living in Cyprus's Larnaca Airport for more than a year.

In a case reminiscent of the film The Terminal, the two women have making use of the terminal's shopping, restaurant, WiFi and bathroom facilities ever since they arrived in August 2014.

The two women, who have not been named, have been overnighting in sleeping bags on the concrete floor of the car park, refusing to change their circumstances even in the coldest winter months or the blazing Mediterranean summer heat.

 They appear unwilling to return to Germany despite offers of assistance from their home country's embassy and local officials. Full story...

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