Council of Europe calls for reversal of Turkish decisions on Varosha

The Council of Europe calls for the reversal of a Turkish decision to further re-open the fenced-off area of Varosha and hopes for renewed settlement talks in Cyprus, while expressing readiness to support UN efforts in this respect.

In a declaration issued on Wednesday, the Council of Europe’s Secretary General, Marija Pejcinovic Buric, expresses concern by the announcements of the President of Turkey and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community on 20 July regarding the further re-opening of the fenced-off area of Varosha.

“Such unilateral action is regrettable as it would be in contradiction with the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions which are fully recognised by the Council of Europe.

Source: Cyprus News Agency