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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...

Turkey's Cavusoglu Repeats Threats to Annex and Open Cyprus' Ghost Town of Varosha

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu repeated on Thursday his threat that Turkey intends to annex and open to the public the ghost town of Varosha in the occupied part of Famagusta province on Cyprus. Speaking to the television network CNN Turk,...

Turkey to Create "Consulate" in Cyprus' Ghost Town of Famagusta

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Sunday that his country will open  a "consulate" in the former resort city of Famagusta, in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus. Cavusoglu, during a visit to the occupied part of the island, stated...

Cyprus to Bring Turkish Plans for "Ghost Town" of Varosha to EU's Highest Level

The Republic of Cyprus is ready to place the issue of the illegal Turkish plans to occupy the ''ghost town' of Varosha, near the line that separates Cyprus, before the EU's highest level at the upcoming European Council, it was...

Cyprus Denounces Turkish Moves at Varosha as Clear Violation of UN Resolutions

Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou on Thursday said Turkish Cypriot moves in the closed-off town of Varosha were a clear violation of UN resolutions after it emerged that experts had started an inventory of abandoned buildings. Turkish Cypriot "Foreign Minister"...