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Makrasyka is a village in the Famagusta district, located three kilometers west of Achna/Düzce village. The name of the village means “long figs” in Greek. After 1974, Turkish Cypriots changed the village’s name to İncirli, meaning “place with figs.” Goodwin claims that, in 1976, the new inhabitants of the village attempted to change the new alternative name İncirli to Uzunyol, meaning “long road.” However, this effort appears to have been unsuccessful, as the name still in use is İncirli. 
Historical Population

As can be seen from the chart above, the village was always an exclusively Greek Cypriot village. During the British period, the population of the village increased considerably, from 181 in 1891 to 747 in 1960.


All of the village’s inhabitants were displaced in 1974, as they fled from the advancing Turkish army to the southern part of the island. Currently, like the rest of the displaced Greek Cypriots, the Greek Cypriots of Makrasyka are scattered throughout the island’s south, with small pockets in the Larnaca district. The number of the Makrasyka Greek Cypriots who were displaced in 1974 was around 950 (920 in 1973 census).

Current Inhabitants:

Today the village is mainly inhabited by displaced Turkish Cypriots from villages in the Paphos district, such as Asprogia(296), Melandra(325), Anadiou(290), Mamountali(321) Kidasi(310), as well as from Avdimou(260) village in Limassol. In addition, some Turkish nationals from Adıyaman and Adana provinces in Turkey settled in the village in 1975-76. The 2006 Turkish Cypriot census puts the village’s total population at 432.  

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