A traditional rural house in Yerani with the beautiful architecture.
Yerani is a village in Famagusta district, OCCUPIED ILLEGALLY by the Turkish army since 1974. It is located 4 kilometers North of the village Agios (Saint) Elias, and approximately 5 kilometers south of Karpasia.
The name of the village comes from the wild plant "Yeranion" which used to grow there abundantly. In Cyprus is known as "Tsartelloudhin".
The main trade in Yerani up until the 1974 barbaric Turkish invasion was agriculture, mainly harvesting wheat, and olives.
During the 1974 Turkish invasion the village was deserted by ALL GREEK CYPRIOTS, its lawful owners, as they were FORCED OUT by the turkish army. After the 1974 turkish invasion, the village was left empty, until the Turkish government moved settlers from Asia Minor. Yerani was renamed "Tumalar". Yerani village as well as Ardhana village, were the only Greek-Cypriot villages in the area, and they are surrounded by Turkish-Cypriot villages.
Audio about Yerani
Radio program "Den Ksechno" ( "I dont forget") broadcasted by the CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CyBC) PART A. Duration 00:31:16
Radio program "Den Ksechno" ( "I dont forget") broadcasted by the CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CyBC) PART B. Duration 00:19:15
The Detail Map of (click to enlarge)
occupied Yerani - Famagusta district
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Last updated: September 02, 2002 08:23:00 -0700 Pacific Time