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The beauty of the Karpas towards sunset  
   

The beauty of the Karpas towards sunset

Encounters and explorations on the Karpas Peninsula

May 11th 2011
Towards the exit of Yenirerenköy, we pick up a hitchhiker, an old, traditional-looking man with moustache and hat. He looks a bit confused first upon seeing who has stopped for him, but when he asks "Dipkarpaz?", and we nod assertively, he gets in anyway. He says he's a "Kurdi", and that he speaks "no English, Türkçe, Türkçe!". Upon hearing I'm from Almanya, he oohs and aahs a bit and ... read more
Middle East » Cyprus » Famagusta » Karpass Peninsula

Cypriot Flag A former British colony, Cyprus received independence in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capi... ... read more
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