U.S. condemns announcement on transfer of town to Turkish Cypriot control

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July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States condemned the announcement on Tuesday that parts of an abandoned town in Cyprus would be transferred to Turkish Cypriot control, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)