WorldTRNC: The only authority regarding Covered Maraş belongs to our government.

TRNC: The only authority regarding Covered Maraş belongs to our government.


Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ministry of Foreign AffairsIn a written statement, it was stated that the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (GCA) continues its statements aimed at misleading the world public opinion regarding Covered Maraş.

In the statement, “We consider it useful to record once again that Closed Maraş is TRNC territory and the only authority regarding Covered Maraş belongs to the TRNC government. The TRNC government has not taken the decision to open a new beach in Covered Maraş, as the Greek Cypriot Administration claims. has started some improvement works on a beach that is currently open for use, primarily for security, for the benefit of those who use the beach. statements were included.

Emphasizing that the TRNC authorities will not get permission from any authority, especially the Greek Cypriot side, regarding the steps to be taken in Maraş, the statement said, “While there are many more important issues in the world, it is a great indicator of irresponsibility that the Greek Cypriot Administration of Cyprus is busy by deceiving both the UN and other regional and international institutions.” evaluation was made.

Maras expansion

At the Council of Ministers meeting on 18 June 2019 in the TRNC, it was decided to take steps to open Maraş, which has been closed since 1974, and to conduct a scientific inventory study with an expert team.

A part of the public Democracy Avenue and the beach part of Maraş, which is within the borders of the TRNC, was opened on 8 October 2020.

With the decision of the Council of Ministers, on 12 July 2021, one more region was demilitarized within the scope of the second phase of the Maraş opening, and thus 3.5 percent of Maraş was civilianized.

Turkish and TRNC authorities repeat their call to Greeks and other citizens who own real estate in Maraş to apply to the Immovable Property Commission.

With the return of former residents to their properties in the region in the future, it is aimed to open the whole of Maraş under Turkish rule.

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