Messages for the opening of Varosha were sent via Twitter by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, as well as the Turkish Ministry of Defense.
In his message, as reported by protothema.gr, the Turkish vice president states that “the beautiful shores of Varosha, which are the pearl of the Mediterranean, have been filled again with the voices of people after 46 years. I firmly believe that Varosha will be a symbol of peace and prosperity and revitalize the economy.”
Akdeniz’in incisi Maraş’ın güzel sahilleri 46 yıl sonra yeniden insan sesleriyle doldu.#Maraş’ın Ada’da hem barış ve refahın simgesi hem de KKTC ekonomisinin can damarı olacağına inancım tamdır. pic.twitter.com/cJWbMb1RFx
— Fuat Oktay (@fuatoktay) October 8, 2020
The Turkish Ministry of Defense, in its message on Twitter, states that “a part of the fenced city of Varosha opened today that belongs to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (pseudo-state) and has been closed for 46 years to the public. May this symbolic step, filled with nostalgia, bring good luck to the TRNC and our brothers who live there.”
Turkish media refer to “historic moments,” commenting that Greece and Greek Cypriots have lost their temper.