News Local The Turks open up beach area in Varosha

The Turks open up beach area in Varosha

Just after 12:00 the crossing point through the enclosed city of Famagusta toward the beach area in Varosha was opened.

Men in civilian, who were in front of the iron gate, removed the balustrades and told the people who were gathered there that they could go through. Nobody asked for any documents or IDs and the people started to move from the specific road to the beach.

Some of the people there were wrapped in the Turkish flag while others were holding both Turkish flags and flags of the pseudostate. Both citizens but also journalists were permitted to go through.

It is still unknown whether the so-called “prime minister” and candidate “president” Ersin Tatar will visit the area. The reason is that with a decision, the so-called “Supreme Electoral Council” in the occupied areas is prohibiting any ceremony or speech in the area of Varosha in view of the so-called elections.

The webpage of Bayrak has photos from the work taking place in the area and specifically on the road that will be used for access to the beach in Varosha.

So far there have been no announcement of any limitations regarding the people who ca go to the beach.

Read More: As Varosha illegally opens, UNFICYP “closely monitors developments”

philenews/CNA

Top Stories

162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...