Turkish Cyprus decides to reopen disputed Varosha to tourism

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:20Jun2019

The Cyprus conflict escalates with a sudden and unexpected move by TRNC:


The Turkish Cypriot government has decided to reopen Varosha, once a leading tourism destination for Hollywood stars but which later turned into a ghost town following the split of the island, after a 45-year seclusion.

“No steps have been taken on the issue. This is a long haul decision and it will help us clarify our projects [for Varosha],” Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Ersin Tatar told Turkish broadcaster A Haber on June 18.

“Greek Cyprus might have objections but at the end of the day this place is under our administration. Of course, we have to evaluate the issue with Turkey. What should be done will be done. This is only a beginning.”