Varosha: Ghost City of Cyprus
In 1974, the glamorous resort town of Varosha in Cyprus was abandoned by its 35,000 mainly Greek Cypriot residents after the Turkish army invaded the northern part of the island. Now fenced off and forlorn, Varosha has never been resettled, being set aside by the Turkish authorities as a possible bargaining chip should negotiations ever begin with the south. Today, nearly 40 years after being abandoned, Varosha remains one of the largest modern ruins in existence.

For more on my visit to Varosha see ragpickinghistory.co.uk/2013/03/30/into-the-forbidden-zon...
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