A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images
A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images

Cyprus beach resort loved by Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot to reopen for first time since 1974 conflict

  • Authorities in Northern Cyprus said Varosha, the abandoned resort in no-man’s land, would be reopened ahead of Sunday’s elections, bringing tourism benefits
  • Move was condemned by Greek Cypriots and stirs up memories of the Turkish invasion that saw the island partitioned

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A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images
A hotel stands in the abandoned Varosha resort in Northern Cyprus. Authorities say the famous beach area is to reopen. Photo: Getty Images
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