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Sisklipos is situated on the southern slopes of the western part of the Five Finger mountains, ten kilometers east of Myrtou/Çamlıbel and three kilometers north of Agios Ermolaos/Şirinevler . Sysklipos was always exclusively inhabited by Greek Cypriots. The origin of the name is obscure. However, the village’s name was changed to “Akçiçek” in 1975 by Turkish Cypriots, meaning “White Flower.”

Historical Population

As can be seen from the chart above, the village was almost always inhabited exclusively by Greek Cypriots. During the first half of the twentieth century its population had a substantial increase from 252 in 1901 to 454 in 1946. However, for reasons that are not clear, its population declined to 337 persons in 1960.


All of the village’s inhabitants were displaced between 20 July and 15 August. Currently, like the rest of the displaced Greek Cypriots, the Greek Cypriots of Sysklipos are scattered throughout the island’s south with a small pocket in Nicosia. The displaced population of Sysklipos can be estimated to be around 260, since its Greek Cypriot population was 256 in 1960.

Current Inhabitants:

Currently the village is mainly inhabited by displaced Turkish Cypriots from the Sarama/Kuşluca(335) and Meladeia/Malatya(324) villages in the Paphos district. However, half of the village is not inhabited, and as a result the uninhabited buildings are in ruins. Because of lack of employment in the village, the majority of the youth have left to find work in the cities. The 2006 census puts the population of the village at 95, or less than one-third of its 1960 population.  

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