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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"...

Turkish Cypriots Threaten to Resettle Abandoned Area in Famagusta

The administration in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus decided on Tuesday to open Varosha, an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta, for settlement, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported. "The Council of Ministers will evaluate the conditions...

Cypriots Mark Epiphany at Ghost Town of Famagusta (video)

Hundreds of Greek Cypriots marked the religious holiday of Epiphany on Sunday in a rare vigil which took place along the outskirts of the abandoned city of Famagusta in the occupied north of the country. It was only the fourth...

Liturgy Celebrated in Turkish-Occupied Famagusta

Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots attended an Orthodox Liturgy in the occupied region of Famagusta on Sunday morning. It was the first time Greek Cypriots were able to attend a Liturgy in the church of Saint George Exorinos (Agios Georgios...

Historic Church in Turkish-Occupied Cyprus Restored

Cyprus' Church of Saint Anne, located in the ancient city of Famagusta, has been restored, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported on Thursday. The city of Famagusta has been occupied by Turkish forces since 1974. The church dates from the...

Turkish Cypriot Police Remove Greek Cypriots Rallying in Famagusta

Turkish Cypriot police interrogated a group of protesting Greek Cypriots on Tuesday morning. The incident happened as the group was waiting on Glossa beach in Famagusta for the arrival of European Parliament lawmakers on fact-finding mission to the area that...

President Announces New Projects for Famagusta District Amount to 34.4 Million Euros

On Monday, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, announced that new projects for the government–controlled district of Famagusta, amount to 34.4 million euros. Anastasiades attended a meeting in Paralimni Municipality, that took place in the presence of ministers, mayors, community presidents and...