Access to the beachfront of the fenced-off town of Maraş will be given at *14.00 on Thursday.
Entry to Maraş’s Doctor Fazıl Küçük Stadium will be controlled from the cabin which was installed next to a sliding gate, after wire fencing was removed this morning.
Democratic Avenue will be used to access the coastline.
The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has said that reopening of the area, which is closed under the UN ceasefire agreement, was “a serious violation”.
“It will increase tensions and make it more difficult to reach an agreement on a particularly difficult situation for all of us in the Eastern Mediterranean,” he said.
UPDATE *Originally posted as opening at 11.00
BRT, Cyprus Mail