Empty shells are all that remain now of a once-thriving community on the Mediterranean shores of Turkey. A population swap between Greece and Turkey sent Christian Turks “back” to a place that they never knew as home. Today their former houses waste away, walls and foundations crumbling, the roofs long ago collapsed. The ghost village of Kayaköy with its four hundred abandoned houses sits in the harsh sun, its only inhabitants are now the tourists passing through on their way to Turkey’s southern beaches.
This article was originally published on Trazzler.