Varosha - abandoned beachside suburb

Vorosha, on the Turkish side of the island of Cyprus, was not so much abandoned by choice as it was abandoned by politics -
In 1974 the Turkish military invaded and carved up the island. Greek Cypriots in the north were forced to move south side of the line. Turkish Cypriots from the south were forced to move north. Greek Cypriot citizens in Varosha fled the Turkish invasion in terror. They expected to return to their homes within days. Instead, the Turks seized the empty city and wrapped it in fencing and wire. They forbid anyone from entering it to this day.

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