Photos: Historic Greek Orthodox orphanage awaits salvation in Turkey
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 09:42 IST
The 120-year-old Prinkipo orphanage, occupying 20,000 square meters on a hilltop became home for some 5,800 minority Greek children from 1903 until 1964 when it was forced to shut down. On the island of Buyukada, the largest of the nine Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, this building, deeply tied to the country’s Greek minority, looks more like the shattered remains of a horror movie set than the majestic hotel and casino complex that it was originally intended to be. Parts of the roof have caved in, wooden panels are missing and the kitchen stoves have rusted.