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Steps to a united Varosha By @FundaSilver

Steps to a united Varosha By @FundaSilver

Local activist Dr. Okan Dagli has described waiting for a solution to reopen the closed city of Varosha as a “waste of time” because important action can be taken before then. Dagli works with the Bicommunal Famagusta Initiative (BFI), a group which was formed in 2013. The collective was originally known as Famagusta Initiative in

Peace event in Famagusta

The Famagusta Initiative together with Famagusta-Our Town groups are organising a bicommunal event titled ‘Oranges in the Sea’ on the shores by the closed-off city of Varosha this Sunday in support of reunification and peace in Cyprus. The event, which will make a re-ference to the pre-1974 orange festivals in Famagusta, will begin in the

Very important the return of fenced off city of Varosha to its legal owners

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (24.11.15) reports that Cemal Ozyigit, chairman of the Social Democracy Party (TDP), has said that opening the occupied fenced off city of Varosha and transferring it to its legal owners is very important for Famagusta and the area. Addressing the 5th regular congress of his party in occupied Famagusta, Ozyigit

“Shocking decision for Varosha”,fenced off city is not an EVKAF property

Under the title “Shocking decision for Varosha”, Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (14.11.15) reported that the so-called high administrative court in the occupied area of Cyprus has taken a decision in a case examined since 2012, which will pave the way of about 500 Greek Cypriot refugees, who had applied to the “Property Compensation Commission”

British MPs to discuss return of Varosha to its lawful inhabitants

British MPs will on Monday take part in a debate on the return of the sealed-off town of Varosha, in Famagusta, to its lawful inhabitants, according to a UK parliament announcement. The debate, to take place in the House of Commons Chamber, was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee. Read the rest on: http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/11/12/british-mps-to-discuss-varosha/

A master plan for Famagusta

The handing back and revival of Varosha, besides its political and confidence building importance, presents many spatial planning challenges. I wish to put forward here my own contribution to an already developing debate on Famagusta aiming to offer an overall spatial planning perspective matching the complexity of the issues involved.   The Master Plan concept

Getting Varosha back on track

In 2013, a bicommunal effort began with a vision for an integrated, sustainable and environmentally responsible Famagusta. The group documented core environmental principles and initiatives in an attempt to raise awareness about options and opportunities that exist to bring peace and understanding to one of Cyprus’ most unique locations. Known as the Famagusta Ecocity Project,

Espen Barth Eide:Leaders in 100% agreement over EU character of federal Cyprus

UNSG’s Special Adviser to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has said Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci are in 100% agreement about the European Union character of a federal Cyprus after a solution. Eide, who was speaking on Thursday evening at an event in the Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR) in the old town of