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The Turkish fairytale city ended up as a ghost town

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Some cities are simply dying. People leave, the streets become quieter, and isolation creates a creepy form of a lonely ghost town. This beautiful city has not been abandoned, there is simply no one to live in it yet


As in a dark fairy tale, hundreds of abandoned identical villas line the hills of the "Burj Al Babas" complex in central Turkey, the construction of which was suspended after the investor declared bankruptcy.

The construction of a luxury settlement halfway between Istanbul and Ankara began in 2014, and an amazing video recorded by a drone shows that 732 mini castles were left unfinished in various phases.
The downturn in the Turkish economy has led Sarot Group to suspend further construction and declare bankruptcy due to a 27 $ m debt. The design of the villas is inspired by the appearance of French castles, with a square tower and a circular tower. All houses are identical, built on three levels on 30 square meters of land. The exterior is expected to remain uniform, while the interior can be adapted to the owner's style.


In addition to villas, the project envisages the construction of common rooms that would contain swimming pools, Turkish baths, aqua park, fitness center, whose services would be free for the residents of the luxury resort.
Depending on the location, the price of houses ranged from 370,000 to 530,000 dollars. Despite the suspension, Sarot Group Deputy CEO Mezher Yerdelen hopes construction will continue nonetheless.


The luxury resort has become a ghost town, and how it looks, see in the video.


Even today, at first glance, it looks like a place from a fairy tale, but its fate is now completely uncertain. Will this "ghost town" ever be inhabited by humans?

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nice place

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1 year ago

it's all beautifully designed and made, but when there is no one to live in it and when, as you wrote, it is a ghost town, then it is built in vain when there is no one to live in it and they are beautiful

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2 years ago

at the same time a wonderful and terribly much material was expended, they had better have planted the forest.

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2 years ago

Nicely place,all hoeses are the same,it really looks strange.I prefer place with different houses.I hope ine day people will live there,maybe it would be boring.

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2 years ago

I would like the construction to continue. It looks like a fairy tale

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2 years ago

Such a pity, this place looks amazing! I hope someone could take over and make this a magical place like a fairy tale! I would love to visit there if ever!

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2 years ago

This is really a fairy tale, I would like to see ..too bad that no one lives because there are ghosts :)

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2 years ago

This somehow looks more like an elite place to me, if they lower the prices it is possible that people will settle, if it costs that much then it is difficult for someone to buy.

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2 years ago

Kupicemo ja i tii selimo se tamo kad zaradimo btc haha

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2 years ago

It just needs good will, investors will be found, it really looks nice.

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2 years ago

It is a pity that a city like this does not end.

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2 years ago

That place will be inhabited, just to pass this crazy pandemic. These villas really look amazing!

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2 years ago