Reports say plans to repopulate northern village abandoned

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Turkish Cypriot authorities have said that residents of a village in the north that had to be abandoned after it was included in a military zone won’t be going back before a settlement of the Cyprus problem, various media reported on Monday.

It was reported in March that the Turkish military had begun clearing the once-mixed village of Ayia Marina (Gurpinar) which would have allowed its former Maronite and Turkish Cypriot residents to move in, although no specific deadline was given.

Reports said that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci had promised Maronite former residents that they would...


Reports say plans to repopulate northern village abandoned


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