Tourists Begin To Visit Ghost Town In Cyprus That Was Abandoned In 1970s

Tourists Begin To Visit Ghost Town In Cyprus That Was Abandoned In 1970s

Turkish troops reopened on October 8, 2020, parts of Varosha, that became a ghost town amid war in 1974, sparking controversy. A seaside suburb of the historic city of Famagusta, Varosha was Cyprus’s premier resort in its early 1970s heyday, frequented by Hollywood stars and other celebrities. But the 1974 Turkish invasion that divided the small island prompted a mass exodus of the city’s Greek Cypriot inhabitants, consolidating an ethnic divide that has persisted to this day. Watch full bulletin.

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