Famagusta Initiative” asks once again the return of the fenced off town of Varosha to its legal owners
Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris (05.07.11), reports that the “Famagusta initiative”, in a written statement, says: “We will ruin this game. The only way ruining this game is to take steps for solution. This step must start from Famagusta, however this should be in the way that ‘step by step for solution’ and not based on ‘piece by piece for sale’. In the eve of the 7 July summit, we call all the sides that are in the negotiation table for a Cyprus settlement to take concrete steps for a solution that can be materialized.”
In the written statement, “Famagusta Initiative” asks for the fenced off town of Varosha to be returned to its legal owners under UN control, and at the same time the occupied port of Famagusta to be opened to international sea traffic under the supervision of the EU.
“Famagusta Initiative” also said that some circles want to wipe from history the Turkish Cypriots with a fast clearance method and replace them with other elements. The Initiative also claimed that while they resist with their culture, their tradition, their value and their institutions, these circles ignore them.