October 25, 2016December 7, 2016 ~ ronpotterwriter Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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There’s a similar village, Kayaköy, in southern Turkey, Ron, about 2 miles south of Fethiye. Before 1923, the time of the great population exchange, it was a thriving mixed Muslim/Christian community. This is what man’s interference does to people. See https://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/the-story-behind-turkeys-abandoned-religious-ghost-town/.
Local rumour has it, however, that the departing Greeks put a curse on the village in order to ensure it stayed deserted.
Didn’t Luis de Bernieres write ‘Birds without wings’ about this village?