The fall of Varosha remembered

Monday marks the 49th anniversary of the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus that seized larger areas of the Republic, including the second city Famagusta. On August 14 1974, Turkish

Authorities probe Varosha hotels opening

The government will investigate reports that a Turkish businessman opened booking reservations for 2025 for hotels in the fenced-off area of Turkish-occupied Varosha. It is claimed he bought four hotels, 86 apartments and 20

Turkish Cypriots vow to open all Varosha

In a move likely to create more friction, Turkish Cypriot authorities said they plan to open the entire fenced-off ghost town of Varosha in phases. In an interview with the Turkish daily

President slams Turkey’s Varoshia ‘sun beds’ jibe

Turkey’s insistence on opening up fenced-off Varoshia and belittling the Greek Cypriot response is the epitome of revisionism, slammed President Nicos Anastasiades. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said dismissively that the Greek

Turkish side expands Varosha opening

Turkish occupation forces have started work to open up a new area along the beachfront of fenced-off Varosha, a sign the breakaway north is aiming to resettle the resort despite international condemnation.

EU mulls Turkey sanctions over Varosha

EU foreign ministers have assessed measures – including sanctions – they could take against Turkey for reopening the fenced-off abandoned beach resort of Varosha. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said


Spiderman of the Mediterranean

What was said or disagreed at Crans Montana before the Cyprus peace process collapsed four years ago may never be known, but its consequences linger. Classified papers have been leaked that seeks

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