early history
after 1974

Rauf R. Denktash
Necati M. Ertekun
Fusun C. Doskaya
World Press

U.N. Resolutions
London-Zurich Treaties 
Makarios' "13 points"
The Akritas Plan


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Cyprus is an island, situated in the Eastern Mediterranean . It is divided between the Greek Cypriot South and the Turkish Cypriot North. The two parts are separated by a buffer zone manned by the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). In the Greek Cypriot part, there are two British sovereign bases.

There are two communities on the island and they speak of themselves as Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. Greek Cypriots belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, speak Greek and share the culture of their motherland Greece, whereas Turkish Cypriots are Moslems, speak Turkish and assume their motherland Turkey’s values. The two communities do not have the feeling of belonging to a Cypriot nation and they have been completely separated.  

The story of Cyprus is long and exciting for the first time hearer. The island has a strategic position because it is on the main routes between Europe and Asia . Since the earliest days of its history, due to this strategic position, it has attracted the interest of many nations. It has been under the influence of different races and religions, including Myceneans, Kingdom of the Alexander the Great, the Roman and the Byzantine Empires, the Kingdom of King Richard the Lion Hearted, the Lusignan Family, the Republic of Venice , the Ottoman Empire and the Great Britain . It has been leased, sold and transferred among the leaders, without considering its inhabitants.

Photo of Cyprus taken from space

President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  Rauf R. Denktash

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