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Military opposes hotel construction on Escape Beach

4 May 2017

The Turkish military has objected to the Council of Ministers’ decision regarding the construction of a hotel on a beach in Kyrenia.

The beach – Yavuz Cikarma plaji (Escape Beach) was where the Turkish army landed on the morning of July 20. The beach was leased to Altinbas Holding, despite the fact that the Turkish military had sent an official letter opposing the move.

In January, the Council of Ministers leased the plot, reportedly belonging to the EVKAF. to the Kennedy Trading Ltd for 49 years. The decision was withdrawn after objections raised by parliament.

It appears that on April 11, the Council of Ministers then leased the plot to Kennedy trading for investment for a period of 30 instead of 49 years.

Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Tufan Erhurman, leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), accused the government of amending the decision by decreasing the number of leasing years from 49 to 30, in order to bypass parliamentary authority.

According to Kibris Postasi, the Kennedy Trading Ltd belongs to Altinbas Holding.

Kibris Postasi

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