Galini, Cyprus

Galini is located in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°08′10″N 32°46′02″E / 35.13611°N 32.76722°E / 35.13611; 32.76722Coordinates: 35°08′10″N 32°46′02″E / 35.13611°N 32.76722°E / 35.13611; 32.76722
Country (de jure) Cyprus
 • DistrictNicosia District
Country (de facto) Northern Cyprus[1]
 • DistrictLefke District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Galini (Greek: Γαληνή; Turkish: Ömerli) is a deserted[2] village in Cyprus, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north-west of Lefka in the Morphou Bay area. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.


In the census of 1960, Galini had an exclusively Greek Cypriot population of 1,295.[2]

Galini had a church dedicated to St. John the Theologian and five chapels. The chapels belong to St. Barbara, St. Nikolas, St. Kournoutos, St. Mavra and St. Eleftherios.

Galini was occupied by the Turkish army on 4 September 1974,[3] after a sudden attack. Six people were reported missing.

The village was renamed Ömerli (literally, "with Omer") in 1975 by the Turkish Cypriots.[2]


  1. ^ In 1983, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus unilaterally declared independence from the Republic of Cyprus. The de facto state is not recognised by any UN state except Turkey.
  2. ^ a b c "GALINI". Internal displacement in Cyprus. PRIO Cyprus Centre. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Diary of Events - Issue No.1 -". Peace-Cyprus.Org. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
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