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Sea of Clothes Remains Abandoned 46 Years Later in Occupied Famagusta

The photos published in the Cypriot daily Politis on Saturday show the devastation caused to the ordinary lives of people of Varosha in Famagusta following the Turkish invasion and occupation of the island in 1974. Thousands of clothing items, mostly...

Cypriots Watch Helplessly as Turkey Colonizes Occupied Varosha

Hundreds of Cypriots, mostly refugees who fled the advancing Turkish Army in 1974, gathered on Thursday near Varosha, the once-cosmopolitan beach resort of Famagusta, to protest Erdogan's decision to open up the ghost town despite UN resolutions. The demonstration took...

EU, Russia Condemn Turkey's Illegal Opening of Varosha

Turkey's decision to open the beach at Varosha, the fenced-off southern quarter of the city of Famagusta in Turkish-occupied Cyprus, on Thursday has led to widespread condemnation around the globe. “This decision is a blatant violation of the UN Security...

Turkey to Open Cyprus' Occupied Town, Further Fueling East Med Tensions

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot self-declared government announced on Tuesday that they will open the beach town of Varosha or Varosia on Cyprus, which has remained empty and abandoned since the illegal invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974. Ersin...

Cypriot Ghost Town of Varosha to Reopen to Visitors Soon

The leader of occupied northern Cyprus announced on Friday that the once-glittering resort city of Varosha will soon be reopened in a bid to attract tourism and trade. Reuters is reporting that Ersin Tatar, the leader who has assumed the...

Cyprus to Protest Turkey's Illegal Famagusta Plans at EU's Highest Level

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will hold bilateral meetings with top EU officials in the coming days where he is expected to raise the matter of the fenced-off part of Turkish-occupied Famagusta, Cyprus' Government Spokesperson Kyriacos Koushos said on Monday. President Anastasiades...

Turkey Mulls Reopening Ghost town of Varosha in Occupied Northern Cyprus

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay visited the occupied part of Cyprus on Saturday, from where he announced that Ankara is looking to re-open the ghost town of Varosha in Famagusta, 46 years after the Turkish invasion of the island. Oktay...

UN Security Council Warns Against Action Concerning Varosha in Cyprus

The Security Council on Wednesday warned against any action that would change the status quo of Varosha, a part of the Cypriot city of Famagusta which has been an uninhabited no-man's-land since 1974. In a press statement, the Security Council...

UN Security Council to Discuss Tension Over Cyprus' Ghost City of Varosha

The UN Security Council will hold a closed meeting for unofficial consultations on Varosha, the fenced-off part of Cyprus's former resort city of Famagusta, on Wednesday. Security Council members are expected to be briefed on the situation and developments in...

Famagusta: Cyprus to Appeal to the UN Security Council Next Week

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades told reporters on Friday evening in New York that Cyprus will appeal to the UN Security Council over Turkish plans to reopen the ghost town of Varosha in Famagusta next...