North Cyprus reopens beach of resort abandoned since 1974 conflict

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Northern Cyprus reopened the beach of a resort abandoned since the 1974 conflict on the island, Turkish state media said on Thursday, taking a step supported by Ankara but condemned by Greek Cypriots and causing concern internationally.

State broadcaster TRT and other media said an area had been opened to the public in Varosha, a deserted suburb of the city of Famagusta on the eastern coast of the divided Mediterranean island.