Ömer Lütfi Kanburoğlu, KKTC, Maraş derhal iskana açılmalıdır. Marash (Varosha) must open immediately
Maraş derhal iskana açılmalıdır
Maraş, diğer ismiyle hayalet şehir, Mağusa ilçesinde modern mimarisi ile 1974 senesi öncesinde dünyanın en lüks turizm merkezlerinden birisiydi.
1970-1974 yılları arasında en parlak dönemini yaşayan şehirde bulunan ünlüler arasında Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor ve Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot gibi sanatçılar yer almıştır.
Maraş el değiştirdikten sonra yaşayan herkesin göç etmesine dair alınan karar bölge halkını, otel sahiplerini şoke etmiştir. Bu kararın alındığı gün yeni tamamlanan ve bugün orduevi olarak kullanılan otelinin açılışını yapan bir kişinin binanın çatısından atlayarak intihar ettiği söylenir; fakat karar kesindir, TSK ve BM askerinin haricinde sivil halkın bu bölgeye giriş yapması artık yasaktır.
Plan, Kıbrıs adasının İngiliz üsleri bölgesi haricinde kalan kısımlarının bağımsız ve federal nitelikte bir devlet olacak şekilde birleştirilmesini öngörüyordu.
Nisan 2004'te adada yapılan referandum ile oylamaya sunulan plan, Türk tarafından % 64,91 oranında kabul gördüğü halde Rumların % 75,38'i reddettiği için hayata geçirilememiştir.
Türk tarafı Annan Planını onaylamasına rağmen Rumlar Annan Planını kabul etmeyerek hayatlarının en büyük hatasını yapmışlardır.
Eğer AKP hükümetinin şiddetle desteklediği Annan Planı onaylansa idi şimdi ne Maraş, ne de KKTC kalmamış, hepsi yok olup gitmişti. Bu konuda Rumlara bir teşekkür borçluyuz.
Bugün Yunanistan ile geldiğimiz noktada yapılacak tek şey kalmış, o da Maraş bölgesini hiç vakit kaybetmeden derhal iskâna açmaktır.
Hak sahipleri için makul bir yasal süre ilan edilir. Bölgedeki mülklerde yasal hak sahibi olanlar, ilan edilen süre içerisinde başvurup KKTC kanunlarına tabi olarak mülklerini geri alabilirler. Hatta mülklerini kullanılabilir hale getirmek için gereken tadilat ve tamirat kredisini Türkiye sağlayabilir.
Bu süre içinde başvurmayanların mülkleri KKTC hazinesine devrolup açık artırma yolu ile satışa çıkarılır.
Böylece yarım asırdır kapalı olan ve yılan hikâyesine dönen Maraş bölgesi huzura kavuşur.
firstname.lastname@example.org 31 Ağustos 2020
Marash must open immediately
Maraş, also known as the "ghost city", was one of the most luxurious tourism centers in the world before 1974 with its modern architecture in the district of Famagusta.
One of the favorite regions of Cyprus, Maraş (its Greek name Varosha) was captured by the Turkish Armed Forces on 13 August 1974 with the Second Cyprus Peace Operation.
Those living in Marash left everything behind and fled in fear as the Turkish army approached the city.
Maraş, one of the most famous holiday resorts in the Mediterranean before 1974, is in the Green Line buffer zone that divides Cyprus into two, and the region was closed to settlement and settlement after the agreements made.
In the region, only a UN building, an army house belonging to the TAF and a dormitory for girls are open to use. Except for those remaining in these three buildings, the entrance was closed.
The city's land value, which is estimated to exceed 100 billion dollars, began to be structured in the direction of tourism in 1960.
In the 1970s, more than fifty percent of the hotels on the island were located on the beach in the Marash region. The beach was 6.5 km. It is said that the sands on the coast were brought by Makarios from the Egyptian deserts. There are houses of many famous people, especially Sophia Loren, on the beach.
Only the number of beds in the hotels in the Maraş region is equal to the total number of beds in the TRNC.
Before 1974, there were 45 hotels with 10 thousand beds and 60 apartment-type hotels in Marash. It is rumored that the hotels, which are said to be full before the Peace Operation, were booked even after 25 years. It was seen that some of these hotels were booked by the British Royal family until the 2000s and in the 7-star Golden Sands hotel until 2015.
There are also around 3000 commercial workplaces, 99 entertainment centers, 25 cultural institutions, 21 banks and 2 sports facilities in the city.
Famous people in the city, which experienced its heyday between 1970 and 1974, included artists such as Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot.
Golden Sands Hotel, built by the British Royal family, is the world's first 7-star hotel; There is a rail system providing transportation inside and also the possibility to go directly to the rooms after entering the hotel by car.
The hotel, which belongs to the British Royal family and the steps are said to be covered in gold, remains closed as it was from that day, as the royal family specifically requested it, and it was not entered.
There are 4 thousand 649 private houses, 143 official offices, 9 churches, tombs and cemeteries, 8 schools throughout the city.
This region alone provided 53.7 percent of the total income of Cyprus in the tourism sector, especially in 1973.
After Turkey's military intervention Maras, except for UN military Armed Forces and civilians were closed.
The steel safes found in the properties in the region were collected one by one, all of them were written on and given a number. Their location was recorded in the inventory. These safes are stacked on top of each other to the ceiling, and they have been kept in warehouses that are on guard for 24 hours for half a century.
The doors of all 21 banks in Marash are sealed and closed with chains. The banks' own security guards stand guard in front of them all, contrary to some claims, none and nowhere is plundered or anything. This is the clearest indicator of how disciplined Turkish soldiers are.
The people of the region and the hotel owners were shocked by the decision taken to migrate everyone living after Maraş changed hands. It is said that a person who opened his hotel, which was recently completed on the day of this decision and is now used as an army house, committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the building; However, the decision is final. It is now forbidden for civilians to enter this area, except for the Turkish Armed Forces and UN soldiers.
Striking enough to be the subject of the movies left behind by the people leaving their homes with their cars in the garage and their plates on their tables.
The region has been abandoned and closed for half a century.
Considering the time that has passed, the city is actually in a very good condition thanks to the climate of the region; If such a region had been abandoned in the middle of Anatolia for 50 years, it would probably be destroyed by the effect of cold and hot, but as if Maraş was abandoned last year.
Time stopped in Marash after the morning of 1974, walls, doors, windows that have been in silence since then. Only the wind whistles on the streets ...
Except for three buildings that are under special protection and regularly maintained by UN soldiers, all the buildings have been abandoned to their fate.
Almost everyone is attempting to take pictures, as the area can only be reached by vehicle; however, it is forbidden to take any recordings from the area, you cannot take photos or videos. There is a certain speed limit There are certain rules even when driving from the zone, you have to go without falling below the speed limit and without stopping the car.
Only soldiers and their first-degree relatives can enter the area by vehicle. Since there is a Military Army House inside, soldiers and their families can also use the beach here.
Now, there are only Turkish Union and United Nations soldiers in the closed area. Apart from that, there are also private security guards of closed banks. The soldiers waiting at the border gate do not let anyone in.
Foreign tourists who want to see Marash cannot go beyond the Icon Church on the way to the region. Since 2016, tourists have also been banned from entering the church. Except for those with a military card, those staying in dormitories and registered taxis, no civilian vehicles or pedestrians are allowed into the Maraş area.
Although a significant part of the hotel and office buildings in Varosha is built with the investments of international institutions and organizations, their lands belong to the people of Cyprus.
It is said that this region is the property of the Turkish Cypriot foundations Abdullah Pasha Foundation, Lala Mustafa Pasha Foundation and Tekkelitika Foundation due to its historical roots.
It is calculated that approximately 10 billion dollars will be enough for the return of Varosha, which has been in an atmosphere as if nobody has lived here for years and has never been here.
Expectations include the rapid overhaul of idle structures and the recovery of usable 380 of unfinished constructions.
According to the United Nations plan, which was named after the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, brought to the agenda under the name of the "Annan Plan" in 2004 and submitted to the referendum of the Cypriot people and strongly supported by the AKP government, Maraş is left to the Greeks according to the United Nations plan, It was becoming history in the TRNC.
The plan envisaged the unification of the parts of the island other than the British bases area into an independent and federal state.
The plan, which was voted on in the referendum held on the island in April 2004, was not implemented because 75.38% of the Greeks rejected it, although it was accepted by the Turks at a rate of 64.91%.
Although the Turkish side approved the Annan Plan, the Greeks made the biggest mistake of their lives by not accepting the Annan Plan.
If the Greeks had approved the Annan Plan supported by the AKP government, now neither Maraş nor the TRNC was left, all of them were gone. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Greeks for this.
Today, at the point we come to with Greece, the only thing left to do is to open the Marash region to settlement immediately without wasting any time.
A reasonable legal period is announced for the right holders. Those who have legal rights in the properties in the region can apply within the announced period and take back their properties subject to the TRNC law. Even Turkey can provide loan modifications and repairs required to make available their property.
The properties of those who do not apply within this period are transferred to the TRNC treasury and put up for sale through auction.
Thus, the Maraş region, which has been closed for half a century and turned into a snake story, finds peace.