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More on turtles! We like turtles. This time, we report from the Karpas peninsula of northern Cyprus. The waters around the peninsula are home to both green turtles and loggerhead turtles.

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The turtles have not yet arrived. But they will. Come mid-May, the beaches and coves of the Karpas Peninsula will suddenly become the incubators for the next generation of sea turtles. For both the green turtle and the loggerhead turtle, the waters around the peninsula are home. Karpas is an extension of Cyprus that points with determination towards the Levant - the easternmost extremity of the divided island at Cape Apostolos Andreas (Zafer Burnu in Turkish) is just eighty kilometres from the Syrian port of Latakia.

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 13.