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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...

Turkish Cypriots and Ankara Examine Scenarios for Closed City of Famagusta

The Turkish Cypriot side and Ankara are studying various scenarios for the future of Varosha and the closed city of Famagusta, a Kathimerini newspaper report says. Turkish and Turkish Cypriot plans provide for the opening of Varosha under Turkish Cypriot leadership. Along...

Turkish-Cypriots Ban Epitaph Procession in Famagusta

Turkish Cypriot authorities banned the Epitaph Procession in the Holy Temple of Agios Georgios Exorinos in occupied Famagusta. The Epitaph Procession was a ritual that was allowed in the past four years. However, Turkish Cypriot authorities decided that they will...

Hotels in Famagusta District at Full Capacity as Cyprus Tourism Peaks

Hotels in the Famagusta district have reached full capacity and officials note that this year, Cyprus is witnessing one of its best tourist seasons. The head of the Famagusta Tourism Development and Promotion Company, Lakis Avraamides, told CNA that "this...

Cyprus Foreign Minister: 'Turkey to Blame if Cyprus Talks Fail'

If the Cyprus negotiations fail, Turkey will bear the whole responsibility, if it insists on anachronistic solutions in regards to the security issue, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has stressed. Speaking at an anti-occupation event on Saturday evening, organized by the Famagusta...