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Γαλάτεια (Greek) Mehmetçik (Turkish)
Galateia is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°25′21″N 34°4′27″E / 35.42250°N 34.07417°E / 35.42250; 34.07417Coordinates: 35°25′21″N 34°4′27″E / 35.42250°N 34.07417°E / 35.42250; 34.07417
Country de jure  Cyprus
de facto  Northern Cyprus
District de jure Famagusta District
de facto İskele District
 • Mayor Cemil Saricizmeli
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,610
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website Turkish Cypriot municipality

Galateia (Greek: Γαλάτεια, Turkish: Mehmetçik) is village located on the Karpass peninsula in Northern Cyprus.

Village has a football team, which currently participates to North Cyprus 2nd Division.

Also village is famous with its well-known grape festival during the summer times. From all around Cyprus, people travels to spend time in this festival.

The village and its habitats are also well-known Zivania and Sucuk producers. Village has wine-yards and grapes are one of the most product which villagers exports to other areas of Cyprus.


This was a Turkish-Cypriot enclave pre-1974 with no Greek-Cypriot inhabitants, unlike the vast majority of the surrounding villages in the Karpas peninsula. It is also believed to have been a hot-bed of Turkish-Cypriot militancy (through membership of paramilitary groups like Volkan and TMT) during the troubled times of the struggle for Independence (1955-1959) and post Independence (1963-74 period).

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Galateia is twinned with:


  1. ^ KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census], TRNC State Planning Organization, 6 August 2013, p. 17 
  2. ^ "Osmangazi - Twin Towns". © Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Bağcılar- Twin Towns". © Bağcı Retrieved 2013-10-19.