For a pilot opening of part of it Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Greek Cypriots to reclaim their property in Varosia.
Speaking from occupied Nicosia, where a military parade took place on the day of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the Turkish President said that it was time for the region to take the next step, and that the time for the next phase had come.
“Varosi, which has been inactive for years, instead of being a symbol of non-solution and impasse, will become a symbol of the future of Cyprus’ prosperity,” Erdogan said, noting that “we do not look at anyone’s lands or property, nor let them do the same for the pseudo-state.
He stressed that the only solution to the Cyprus problem remains that of the two states, while talking about a brotherly relationship between Turkish Cypriots and the Turkish side.
A little while ago, the news was also announced by the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar: “By decision of our cabinet, the status of the military zone of the region corresponding to 3.5% of the closed Varos will be abolished and the second phase of the initiative will begin. “for Varosi”, he stated characteristically.