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North Cyprus says reopening beach area abandoned since 1974 conflict

ANKARA, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Northern Cyprus will reopen the beach section of the town of Varosha on Thursday, the breakaway state’s premier said, referring to a former resort abandoned in no-man’s land since a Turkish invasion in 1974 that split the island.

The announcement could further stoke Turkish tensions with Cyprus and Greece. Ersin Tatar, the Turkish Cypriot prime minister, made it at a joint news conference with President Tayyip Erdogan who said Turkey fully supported the decision. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ali Kucukgocmen Writing by Daren Butler Editing by)

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