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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Famagusta Video

I found the link to this video from David Koyzi's website. It is video footage taken last year of Famagusta including the ghost town of Varosha in the occupied North. A small bit of info on Famagusta: When Famagusta was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1571, the Cypriot inhabitants were expelled from the old walled city but did not leave the area and settled close by to the south. Varosh means suburb in Turkish, so Varosha refers to the suburb of Famagusta. Today, Famagusta can mean both, the old walled town of Famagusta and the ghost town of Varosha.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting video, didn’t realize how big the town was.

Anonymous said...

It truly is a ghost town.

What is war? Why does it even exist? I will never understand it.