|Γαλάτεια (Greek) Mehmetçik (Turkish)|
|Country||de jure Cyprus
de facto Northern Cyprus
|District||de jure Famagusta District
de facto İskele District
|• Mayor||Cemil Saricizmeli|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Website||Turkish Cypriot municipality|
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).
Twin towns – Sister cities
Galateia is twinned with:
- KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census], TRNC State Planning Organization, 6 August 2013, p. 17
- "Osmangazi - Twin Towns". © Osmangazi-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
- "Bağcılar- Twin Towns". © Bağcılar-City.sk. Retrieved 2013-10-19.