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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...

Speculation Mounts that Cyprus Ghost City Varosha Will Open Under UN Control

The United Nations have not been informed of any plans by the Turkish Cypriot side to hand over the fenced-off city of Varosha to UN control, the Cyprus Mail was told on Saturday. A UN spokesperson was commenting on an...

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...

Epiphany Celebrated in Famagusta for the First Time Since War

For the first time after the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus Greek-Cypriots were allowed to celebrate Epiphany in Famagusta. Symbolizing a blessing of the waters, and the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, Epiphany is an important day for the...

Greek Island Spinalonga Included in Creepiest Ghost Towns of the World

Our planet is full of towns and villages that have been abandoned, leaving behind an empty shell of what they once used to be. However, several of these “creepy” places are visited by thousands of travelers and thrill seekers...

New Turkish Cypriot Leader Offers Varosha In Exchange for Port; Airport

By Andriana Petratos The newly elected leader of Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Mustafa Akinci, during his sworn-in ceremony mentioned that he is willing to open up occupied Varosha in exchange for the reopening of Tymvos port and airport. During his address, Akinci said:...

Ghost Resort in Cyprus Might Become Peace Offering

The deserted tourist resort in Varosha, Cyprus, might play a serious role in a 41-year-old diplomatic dispute between the Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus and the legitimate Cypriot government. The resort in Varosha, near the city of Famagusta, was a splendid example...

Famagusta's Othello Tower To Be Restored

Restoration work on the Othello Tower in the Turkish-occupied Cypriot city of Famagusta will begin in the next few days, according to Takis Hadjidemetriou, chairman of the Joint Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The Othello Tower built by the Venetians...