Nicosia International Airport Perspective
saturday afternoons, hot, sticky needing air, Dad would take us to watch the planes take off and land from the groovalicious cafe at the airport. The new state of the art terminal was built in 1968, glass, skylights, catch me if you can glam. In July 1974 it was overtaken by Greek Nationalists during the coup to overthrow President Makarios. It opened briefly as a mad scramble of people fled the country and then the Turks invaded on July 20th and bombed it. Today it belongs to the pigeons and swallowtails, surrounded by the boys in blue berets.....