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1. Varosha resolution: PACE calls for return to legal owners

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/varosha-resolution-pace-calls-for-return-to-legal-owners

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday approved a resolution calling for the return of Varosha to its lawful inhabitants......

2. The $10 billion plan to rebuild Cyprus's ghost town

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/the-$10-billion-plan-to-rebuild-cyprus-s-ghost-town

The Turkish newspaper Sözcü has drawn attention to Varosha, an abandoned area in Famagusta, calling it the "Las Vegas of the Mediterranean." The paper says it would take $10 billion to bring the ghost town back to life after being abandoned for 50 years....

3. Allegations of 'Vegas of the Med' status rattle Cyprus talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-allegations-of-vegas-of-the-med-status-rattle-cyprus-talks

Competent sources that spoke to CNA on Tuesday described reports in a British daily as orchestrated ones, that attempt to undermine the efforts to return to the Cyprus talks....

4. Cyprus marks 49 years since Turkey's dramatic military expansion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-marks-49-years-since-turkey-s-dramatic-military-expansion

Today commemorates the forty-ninth anniversary of the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. In this phase, Turkish military forces, having initially invaded the island on July 20, 1974,...

5. Varosha's haunting appeal to tourists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/varosha-s-haunting-appeal-to-tourists

Few places in the world can claim to have been favored by both Hollywood actors such as Elizabeth Taylor and thrill seekers under very different circumstances. ...

6. 'Full speed ahead to manage the partition'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/full-speed-ahead-to-manage-the-partition

Varosha was considered the last hope for a solution to the Cyprus problem and was "the negotiating card" of the Turkish side, as the former leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mehmet Ali Talat,...

7. Cyprus working on comprehensive refugee policy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-working-on-comprehensive-refugee-policy

The government is working on a comprehensive refugee policy, President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides said on Monday....

8. Leaked UN report on Cyprus raises eyebrows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/leaked-un-report-on-cyprus-raises-eyebrows

A draft report by the UN Secretary General on the peacekeeping force in divided Cyprus has been leaked to Greek Cypriot media, prompting political pundits to point to bleak and candid references to a host of divisive issues including...

9. Menendez: 'US needs to hold Erdogan accountable for his behavior'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/menendez-us-needs-to-hold-erdogan-accountable-for-his-behavior

Turkish President Erdogan should stop all overflights of Greece and withdraw every last Turkish soldier from Cyprus, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Robert Menendez, said on Monday....

10. House up in arms over north’s Varosha plans

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-up-in-arms-over-north-s-varosha-plans

The parliament in the Republic of Cyprus is calling on the European Union and United Nations to ‘take concrete measures' against Turkish Cypriot plans to open the entire ghost town of Varosha, following comments made on the campaign trail by politicians in the north...

11. What connects them to the other side?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/what-connects-them-to-the-other-side

High school students walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. The demonstration ended around eleven o'clock in the morning....

12. Tatar on Varosha: Public buildings may be opened in the coming days

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tatar-on-varosha-public-buildings-may-be-opened-in-the-coming-days

Public and municipal buildings may be opened in Varosha in the next period, Ersin Tatar reiterated, claiming that their decision to open the enclosed area, which is no longer a ghost town and many tourists from Turkey and other countries definitely visit Varosha when they come to the occupied territories, was very correct....

13. Woman with knife in Cyprus arrested at pro-Russia event

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/knife-wielding-woman-arrested-on-russia-flag-day-in-cyprus

A woman in Larnaca has been arrested in connection with a knife incident during an event for Russian National Flag Day in the southern Cypriot town...

14. Divided Cyprus marks Tillyria bombing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-cyprus-marks-tylliria-bombing

Dozens of buses in Cyprus have crossed into an abandoned fishing village where Turkish Cypriots go every year to commemorate Turkish bombing of Tillyria, an event in 1964 remembered by Greek Cypriots as a failure to crush a rebellion against law and order during intercommunal violence...

15. EU should play more active role towards Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-should-play-more-active-role-towards-turkey

The EU should have a more active role and exert pressure on Turkey to terminate its hostile attitude and focus on its European course Cypriot MP Ηarris Georgiades, Chair of the Foreign affairs committee told Piero Fassino, rapporteur for Famagusta of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe....

16. EC: Actions in Varosha a step in the wrong direction

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-actions-in-varosha-a-step-in-the-wrong-direction

Both Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership are fully aware of the position of the European Union on Varosha, Commission spokesperson Stefan De Keersmaecker told the Cyprus News Agency, responding to a question on the opening of more parts of the beach of the fenced-off area, which he said was a step in the wrong direction....

17. Kasoulides conveys need for reversal of actions in Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kasoulides-conveys-need-for-reversal-of-actions-in-varosha

Cyprus Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, stressed, on Monday, the need for the implementation of the UN resolutions on Famagusta and for the reversal of Turkish actions in the fenced-off city of Famagusta during a meeting with the UNSG's Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, Colin Stewart, which lasted for about half an hour....

18. Varosha - Occupying forces opening another part of the beach

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/varosha-occupying-forces-opening-another-part-of-the-beach

The Turkish occupying forces in Cyprus have started work to open up a new area along the beach in the fenced-off area of Varosha, on the eastern coast of Cyprus....

19. Greek Cypriots in last ditch effort to 'save Varosha'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-cypriots-in-last-ditch-effort-to-save-ghost-town

The foreign minister of the Republic of Cyprus says a proposal to lift international embargos on Ercan airport in the north is “the only way to save Varosha” for Greek Cypriots, but it may be too little too late for the seasoned diplomat as Turkish Cypriots say the ghost town is now off the table...

20. New UK Minister for Europe supports bizonal, bicommunal federation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-uk-minister-for-europe-supports-bizonal-bicommunal-federation

Chris Heaton-Harris, the recently appointed Minister for Europe in the UK government, has reiterated London’s support for the UN-led process to advocate a solution in Cyprus “in line with UN parameters based on the model of a Bi-zonal, Bi-communal Federation with political equality.”...

21. Greek Cypriots fear Trojan horse in ghost town

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-cypriots-see-trojan-horse-in-ghost-town

Greek Cypriot officials in the south are calling once again on Varosha title deed holders to stay away from a “legal trap” in the north, pointing to Ottoman religious foundations officially acknowledged as interested parties by a commission that examines property claims in the divided island’s ghost town...

22. Security Council renews UNFICYP but scolds both sides

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/security-council-renews-unficyp-but-scolds-both-sides

The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for another six months, but not without causing angst in both sides of the divided island...

23. Security Council expected to renew UNFICYP mandate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/security-council-expected-to-renew-unficyp-mandate

The UN Security Council is expected to approve a resolution on Thursday morning (New York time) that will renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until July 31st, 2022....

24. Cyprus hopes for Turkey’s dress down in December

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-still-hopes-for-turkey-s-dress-down-in-december

Nicosia says it is displeased over delays in reprimanding Turkey over actions in Varosha, while also expressing readiness to support punishing Ankara over its stance on migration...

25. North clears new entrance in Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-clears-new-entrance-in-varosha

Dozens of Greek Cypriots from Varosha who were displaced in 1974 may be a step closer to returning to their homes, after Turkish Cypriot authorities in the north began clearing a new entrance to the ghost town, but the government in the south is urging caution with serious consequences to peace talks...

26. Cavusoglu boos Greek ‘maximalist demands’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-boos-greek-‘maximalist-demands

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara is in favor of settling maritime disputes fairly and in accordance with international law against 'maximalist demands' by Greeks and Greek Cypriots...

27. North soon to establish Varosha czar

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-soon-to-establish-varosha-czar

An international conference on Varosha is in the works according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who accused European officials of turning their backs on Turkish Cypriots and further insisted that any steps on Cyprus’ ghost town will be 'in accordance with the law'...

28. Putin wants UN guarantees for Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/putin-wants-un-guarantees-for-cyprus

Russian President Vladimir Putin says breaches of UN resolutions on Cyprus are 'inadmissible' in a letter response to his Cypriot counterpart, adding that Moscow backs a federation-based settlement and calls for all permanent members of the Security Council to take on guarantees for the island...

29. Nicosia, Ankara worlds apart over resolution

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-and-ankara-worlds-apart-over-resolution

Nicosia has welcomed a Security Council resolution that renewed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus and also delved into other aspects of the Cyprus Problem, with Ankara crying foul and saying the UN violated its own rules...

30. Nicosia scores points on UNFICYP draft

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-scores-points-on-unficyp-draft

Nicosia scored a diplomatic victory on Wednesday on an UNFICYP draft resolution, after members of the Security Council asked to retain narrow language on a federal solution and remove references suggesting a federal framework could be room for finding common ground...

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