Cyprus



 


Aantekeningen: Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, Kypriakí Dhimokratía) is a Eurasian island country in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey (Anatolia). It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, attracting over 2.4 million tourists per year. A former British colony, it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1960 and became a Commonwealth republic in 1961. The Republic of Cyprus is a developed country, and has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004.
In 1974, following a period of violence between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and an attempted Greek-sponsored coup, Turkey invaded and occupied one third of the island; this led to the displacement of thousands of Cypriots and the establishment of a separate Turkish Cypriot regime to govern the invaded area in the north. This and the resulting political situation is a matter of ongoing dispute.
The island of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into four main parts:
* the area under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, the internationally recognized state, in the south of the island;
* the area not under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, styling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognized only by Turkey), in the north;
* the United Nations-controlled Green Line, separating the two; and
* two Sovereign Base Areas (Akrotiri and Dhekelia), over which the UK retained jurisdiction after Cypriot independence.
Etymology
The name Cyprus has a somewhat uncertain etymology. Suggestion is that it comes from the Greek word for the Mediterranean cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens), κυπάρισσος (kypárissos) or…

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1 Georgiou, Stavros  1900Cyprus I680823

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