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The ghosts of Varosha

July 1974. Turkey invades Northern Cyprus in response to the nationalist coup that had tried to annex the island to Greece. The 44,000 inhabitants of Varosha fled from the approaching Turkish army. Since then the destroyed and looted city, surrounded by barbed wire, has become a ghost town. 47 years later access is again granted to the Forbidden City. For the first time, former residents, Greek Cypriot refugees, are allowed to visit it, but only as tourists.

  • Writers: Angélique Kourounis
  • Producers: RTSR Radio Télévsion Suisse Romande
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Giannis Misouridis
  • Editor: Chronis Theocharis
  • Sound: Thomas Iacobi
  • Awards

    RTSR Radio Télévision Suisse Romande Programme Faut pas croire March 5, 2022 world Premier Switzerland

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