Turkey says Cyprus town of Varosha to reopen amid Greek objection

21 July 2021 03:48 PM
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  • Turkey says Cyprus town of Varosha to reopen amid Greek objection

Decision to reopen two drew international condemnation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling it provocative and unacceptable.

Authorities in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus announced on Tuesday a partial reopening of an abandoned town for potential resettlement, drawing a strong rebuke from Greek Cypriot and international leaders including the United States.

Varosha, an eerie collection of derelict high-rise hotels and residences, has been deserted since a 1974 war that split the island, a military zone nobody has been allowed to enter.


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