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Erdogan plans ‘picnic’ in symbolic Cyprus ghost town

VAROSHA (Cyprus) © 2020 AFP

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning a controversial “picnic” Sunday in a once-famed Cyprus resort that has been left to rot since its Greek Cypriot inhabitants fled…

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His visit, just weeks after he helped a nationalist ally win election as Turkish Cypriot leader, is painful for the island’s Greek Cypriot majority, who have never given up their demand for the…

“We can have a picnic at Varosha,” Erdogan announced proudly last month after talks in Ankara with newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.

An idyllic vacation spot that was dubbed a…

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