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UN Security Council to gather to discuss reopening of Maraş

UN Secretary‑General Antonio Guterres voiced concern over the decision. He recalled that the UN's position on Maras remains unchanged and is guided by relevant Security Council resolutions.
08.10.2020 - 09:07

The UN Security Council will discuss the planned reopening of the coastline of the Turkish Cypriot town of Maraş on Friday, according to diplomatic sources.

The session, which will be held behind closed doors, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time.


The coastline of the abandoned town of Maraş in the Turkish Cypriot city of Gazimagusa will reopen Thursday, Ersin Tatar, the premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus announced Tuesday in a joint news conference with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the capital Ankara.

UN Secretary‑General Antonio Guterres said any unilateral actions that could trigger tensions on the island should be avoided and called on all parties to engage in dialogue to resolve differences.