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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...

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...

"The Beach in Front of My House Will Open While I Am Still a Refugee"

Turkey continued its seemingly never-ending string of provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean by announcing on Tuesday -- along with the government of the self-declared "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" -- the reopening of the seaside town of Varosha, which...

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...