US joins condemnation of Turkish plan for Cyprus ‘ghost town’

Turkey’s president told move to open up Varosha in northern Cyprus will clash with UN resolutions

Turkey’s pledge to resettle an abandoned Greek town in northern Cyprus has been universally condemned, with Washington joining the EU and UK in calling the move “unacceptable”.

The criticism grew within hours of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, using the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion into Cyprus to unveil the plan, as he pushed for a two-state solution to the island’s division during a visit to Nicosia.

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