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    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    • 'Disney' Desolation: A Tour of Turkish Luxury Ghost Town
    © AFP 2019 / Adem Altan
    A photo showing hundreds of houses part of the Sarot Group's Burj Al Babas project on 15 December 2018 close to the town centre of Mudurnu in the Bolu region.

    In 2014, the Sarot Group launched an ambitious undertaking to build Burj Al Babas, a housing estate consisting of 732 villas and a shopping centre. The project, however, stagnated after the developer filed for bankruptcy.

    The project to build over 730 luxury villas and a shopping centre — which began in 2014 — encountered difficulties after the Sarot Group declared bankruptcy.

    The firm made the decision after some of its Gulf customers couldn't pay for the villas they had bought as part of the $200 million project, Mezher Yerdelen, Sarot's deputy chairman, said. The villas are worth between $400,000 and 500,000 apiece.

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