Residents of the peaceful and secluded village of Karaman called the police after a group of Greek Cypriots turned up in the village and told them to get out. Reportedly the hostile visitors threatened to set fire to the forests surrounding the village if they did not vacate their homes.
One resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that they had taken photographs of the centre of the village, which is mainly foreign-owned. She said that it was believed that the callers were members of the far-right Elam party, who had promised to torch the surrounding forests if the current residents did not leave their homes.
According to a police report, the callers, one of whom claimed to be an MEP, had knocked on doors and had harassed and threatened residents.