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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Cyprus: Place Names in Cyprus

Peta eating a Greek Mac
The place names may change, but some things don't; here, Peta is tucking into a Greek Mac

With Cyprus being so bitterly divided, it comes as no surprise to find that a bit of geographical revisionism has been going on. This is particularly prevalent in the north, where all Greek writing has been obliterated from signposts, and place names have officially been changed to reflect the Turkish occupation of that part of the island. It means that places in northern Cyprus can have a number of different names, depending on whom you ask.