In congressional testimony, U.S. Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland on Wednesday condemned the Turkish Cypriot sides’ announcement of a partial reopening of the abandoned town of Varosha in divided Cyprus.
The announcement paves the way for potential resettlement, ratcheting up U.S. criticism.
Moreover, a senior U.S. diplomat has said that President Joe Biden is committed to maintaining sanctions on Turkey under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for buying Russian S-400 missile defenses.
And that he would impose further sanctions if Ankara bought additional major arms systems from Moscow.