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Explainer: The conflict between Turkey and Cyprus over the Varosha ghost town

Turkey is supporting the development of a former tourist resort in Northern Cyprus, prompting condemnation from the Republic of Cyprus, Israel, the United States and others.
Closed off area of Verosha

Turkey and its ally the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are moving ahead with their plan to develop the town of Varosha. The UN-recognized Republic of Cyprus opposes the move, and the issue relates to the dispute between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on the island, as well as disagreements Turkey has with its eastern Mediterranean neighbors. 

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