Nicosia Old City: Cyprus’s divided capital

Nicosia Old City: Cyprus’s divided capital

When I decided to go to Cyprus, one of the places I was most keen to see was the island capital Nicosia. Known as Lefkosia by the Greek-speaking population and Lefkoşa by the Turkish speakers of North Cyprus, Nicosia is a city divided, and one that has only been openly accessible to both sides of the line in the last decade. Despite the long history of Nicosia, the city was fundamentally altered by the arrival in Cyprus of the Turks in 1974; the invasion left the island split into two, with the Read more [...]