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Taşkınköy
A statue of Turkish Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit at a Y-junction between Taşkınköy and Göçmenköy
A statue of Turkish Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit at a Y-junction between Taşkınköy and Göçmenköy
Taşkınköy is located in Cyprus
Taşkınköy
Coordinates: 35°12′26″N 33°20′45″E / 35.20722°N 33.34583°E / 35.20722; 33.34583Coordinates: 35°12′26″N 33°20′45″E / 35.20722°N 33.34583°E / 35.20722; 33.34583
Country Cyprus
 • DistrictNicosia District
Country (controlled by) Northern Cyprus
 • DistrictLefkoşa District
 • MunicipalityNicosia Turkish Municipality
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total3,847

Taşkınköy is a quarter of North Nicosia in Northern Cyprus. As of 2011, it had a population of 3,847.

The first settlement in the area was after the 1974 conflict, as houses were built by a labor union, Türk-Sen. The area was named "Taşkınköy" after Necati Taşkın, the chairman of the labor union who was killed in a crash while the construction was still underway.[2]

Today, the area hosts a vibrant shopping street, with occasional shopping festivals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KKTC 2011 Nüfus ve Konut Sayımı" [TRNC 2011 Population and Housing Census] (PDF) (in Turkish). TRNC State Planning Organization. 6 August 2013. p. 16.
  2. ^ Hakeri, Bener Hakkı (1992). "Taşkınköy". Kıbrıs Türk Ansiklopedisi. II. Kıbrıs Gazetesi Yayınları. p. 347.
  3. ^ Taşkınköy Çarşısı'nda cumartesi günü indirim şöleni yapılacak (Kıbrıs Postası) Retrieved on 30 December 2014.