Voters cast ballots in presidential election in breakaway northern Cyprus | AFP

Voters cast their ballots as Northern Cyprus — which is recognised only by Turkey — holds a presidential election amid rising tensions on the island over the ghost town of Varosha.

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Cyprus: Visitors in Varosha for the first time since 1974 | AFP

Northern Cyprus reopens the coastal area of Varosha. The suburb of Famagusta has been sealed off since 1974 after the Turkish invasion of that year, launched in response to a Greek Cypriot coup seeking to annex the whole island to Greece.

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