Varosha, solitude by violence

Photos taken by myself on a Samsung S5 in January of 2017

Varosha (Greek: Βαρώσια [locally [vaˈɾoʃa]]; Turkish: Maraş or Kapalı Maraş) is an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta.

Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Its inhabitants fled during the invasion, when it came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned and under the occupation of the Turkish Armed Forces ever since. As of 2016, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town.

Entry is forbidden to the public.

Childs swing now covered by the dunes
Childs swing now covered by the dunes
Varosha Beach deserted since 1972
Varosha Beach deserted since 1972
Shhhhh dont tell anybody
Shhhhh dont tell anybody

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