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Eptakomi is a village in the Famagusta district, located on the Karpasia/Karpaz peninsula, 20 kilometers southwest of Yialousa(205) and almost six kilometers northwest of Komikebir/Büyükkonuk. The name means “seven villages” in Greek. On the other hand, the Turkish alternative name of the village, Yedikonuk, means “seven guests.”
Historical Population:

As can be seen from the chart above, Eptakomi was always a mixed village, and Greek Cypriots constituted the majority until 1974. Over the course of the twentieth century, the Greek Cypriot proportion of the population fluctuated between 70% and 80%. In 1960, Greek Cypriots constituted almost 76% of the population.


There was no displacement in 1963-4 during the intercommunal strife. However, many of Eptakomi’s Greek Cypriot inhabitants were displaced in August 1974, fleeing from the advancing Turkish army to the southern part of the island. Some, however, attempted to remain in the village and were enclaved there until early 1976. By December 1976 there were no Greek Cypriots left in the village. Currently, like the rest of the displaced Greek Cypriots, the Greek Cypriots of Eptakomi are scattered throughout the island’s south with some pockets in Agios Thomas(255) and Platanisteia(276) villages of Limassol district. The displaced population of Eptakomi could be estimated to be around 580-600, since its Greek Cypriot population was 580 in 1973.

Current Inhabitants:

Currently Eptakomi/Yedikonuk is mainly inhabited by its original Turkish Cypriot villagers. However, in 1976 and 1977 the village was also used for the settlement of some Turkish nationals. These primarily derived from the Adana province in southern Anatolia, with a smaller number from the Ordu province in the Black Sea area. The 2006 Turkish Cypriot census puts the total population of the village at 859.  

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