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European Parliament Calls for Sanctions Against Turkey Over Varosha

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Cypriot coastal town of Varosha on Thursday, calling on the European Council to impose sanctions on Turkey over the partial reopening of the town, which violates UN Security Council resolutions. The resolution,...

Kennedy Avenue in Varosha Renamed to Honor Turkish Invasion General

In another shocking move by Turkey and the Turkish-backed regime in occupied northern Cyprus, the street in the occupied town of Varosha which had been named after American President John F. Kennedy has now been renamed Semih Sancar Avenue. Coming...

Turkey's Erdogan in Occupied Cyprus, Sets Up Provocative 'Fiesta' in Varosha

In yet another gesture of complete disregard for international law, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited on Sunday the occupied territories of Cyprus and the no man's land area of Varosha in Famagusta. Keeping the promise he gave in October...

Turkish Cypriots Rally Against Erdogan's Plan for a Picnic at Varosha

Hundreds of Turkish Cypriots took to the streets in occupied Nicosia on Tuesday to protest Turkey's "interference" days before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the resort of Varosha, which was illegally opened last month. Erdogan has promised...

Erdogan Plans to Have Picnic in the Occupied Cypriot Town of Varosha

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he would visit occupied northern Cyprus on Nov. 15 and expressed the wish to have a picnic in Varosha. "I believe it would be beneficial to have a picnic there all...

Pompeo Says Opening of Cypriot Ghost Town is "Provocative", Must be Reversed

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced deep concern about Turkey's reopening part of a beachfront resort of Varosha, which was abandoned since Turkey invaded the island in 1974, calling it provocative and seeking its reversal, the State Department said...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: No Talks With Turkey as Long as Provocations Continue

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday that dialogue with Turkey is stalled following the resumption of activity by Oruc Reis and the reopening of Famagusta's Varosha beach front. Speaking after a meeting with visiting Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister...

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...

UN Calls on Turkey to Revoke Decision to Open Varosha

The United Nations Security Council on Friday called on Turkey to stop unilateral actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and revoke the decision to open the Varosha coastal town in the occupied part of Cyprus. In a statement issued by all...