Turkish Cypriots mark troop landing with museum
Authorities in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus are reportedly planing to create an openair museum at Pentemili beach, west of Kyrenia, to mark the spot where Turkish troops landed when they invaded and ethnically divided the island on July 20, 1974. According to TurkishCypriot media, the initiative was announced by Huseyin Ozgurgun, the so-called prime minister of the breakaway state recognized only by Ankara. He said the plans for the museum are ready and work is about to proceed. High-level talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots to reunify the island collapsed last month in CransMontana, Switzerland.