Evretou – The village left behind

At the invasion of Cyprus by the Turks in 1974 Turkish Cypriots fled their homes on mass. Even 45 years later whole villages remain standing, abandoned.

Evretou sits on the banks of the reservoir by the same name. Shells of buildings, stripped of possessions, stand empty.

These particular images were taken of upper Evretou during a visit in April 2019. The lower portion of the village was unreachable due to recent rainfall raising the level of the reservoir and blocking the road to it.

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