Cyprus

Country Cyprus
Capital Nicosia
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Cypriot Arabic, Cypriot Greek & English

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A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to seize control of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot-occupied area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. The election of a new Cypriot president in 2008 served as the impetus for the UN to encourage both the Turkish and Cypriot Governments to reopen unification negotiations. In September 2008, the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities started negotiations under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot Government, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of European Union states.

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Cyprus - Wikipedia
Cyprus - CIA World Fact Book
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The Cyprus issue and its misperception in the West - Daily SabahThe Cyprus issue and its misperception in the West  Daily Sabah

Health Ministry calls new coronavirus meeting; Cyprus embassy in Rome issues advice - In-Cyprus.comHealth Ministry calls new coronavirus meeting; Cyprus embassy in Rome issues advice  In-Cyprus.com

Life Along the Border That Cuts Cyprus in Two - Atlas ObscuraLife Along the Border That Cuts Cyprus in Two  Atlas Obscura

Cyprus won't attract companies operating in black-listed jurisdictions - In-Cyprus.comCyprus won't attract companies operating in black-listed jurisdictions  In-Cyprus.com

Alternatives outside federation bolster division in Cyprus, says Turkish Cypriot leader - Hurriyet Daily NewsAlternatives outside federation bolster division in Cyprus, says Turkish Cypriot leader  Hurriyet Daily News

Carnival fever - Cyprus MailCarnival fever  Cyprus Mail

Reorganisation and recognition: Cyprus minister reflects on two years of progress - ShipInsightReorganisation and recognition: Cyprus minister reflects on two years of progress  ShipInsight

Suspected coronavirus cases in Cyprus - Greek City TimesSuspected coronavirus cases in Cyprus  Greek City Times

Cyprus-Greece ferry link awaits EU green light - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideCyprus-Greece ferry link awaits EU green light  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Foreign Office restates support for Cyprus settlement, opposition to Turkish drilling - In-Cyprus.comForeign Office restates support for Cyprus settlement, opposition to Turkish drilling  In-Cyprus.com

Eurostat: 73% of Cypriot enteprises use social media - In-Cyprus.comEurostat: 73% of Cypriot enteprises use social media  In-Cyprus.com

Explosion at house in Limassol - Cyprus MailExplosion at house in Limassol  Cyprus Mail

Technical Committee going ahead with restoration of Orounda mosque - In-Cyprus.comTechnical Committee going ahead with restoration of Orounda mosque  In-Cyprus.com

American Academy Limassol donates cash from fundraising - Cyprus MailAmerican Academy Limassol donates cash from fundraising  Cyprus Mail

Killing highlights migrants’ living conditions, tensions in Nicosia’s old city (Updated) - Cyprus MailKilling highlights migrants’ living conditions, tensions in Nicosia’s old city (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

HSBC becomes correspondent bank for Bank of Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comHSBC becomes correspondent bank for Bank of Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

Unique concept of the Cyprus Glamping Park - In-Cyprus.comUnique concept of the Cyprus Glamping Park  In-Cyprus.com

Putting a ceiling on specific bank charges a possibility - In-Cyprus.comPutting a ceiling on specific bank charges a possibility  In-Cyprus.com

Charity donates medical equipment worth over €7000 - In-Cyprus.comCharity donates medical equipment worth over €7000  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus “strongly and persistently” raises reduced EU migration fund issue - In-Cyprus.comCyprus “strongly and persistently” raises reduced EU migration fund issue  In-Cyprus.com

Foreign Ministry issues travel advice for Italy, South Korea - In-Cyprus.comForeign Ministry issues travel advice for Italy, South Korea  In-Cyprus.com

Mainly fine, temperatures to rise to 20 C inland - In-Cyprus.comMainly fine, temperatures to rise to 20 C inland  In-Cyprus.com

France stands by Greece, Cyprus, French defence minister says - In-Cyprus.comFrance stands by Greece, Cyprus, French defence minister says  In-Cyprus.com

A golden opportunity in Cyprus should not be missed - Hurriyet Daily NewsA golden opportunity in Cyprus should not be missed  Hurriyet Daily News

Northern Cyprus unveils first domestically produced car Günsel - Daily SabahNorthern Cyprus unveils first domestically produced car Günsel  Daily Sabah

New hope over status of open contract civil servants - In-Cyprus.comNew hope over status of open contract civil servants  In-Cyprus.com

University of Nicosia team wins this year's CFA Research Challenge - In-Cyprus.comUniversity of Nicosia team wins this year's CFA Research Challenge  In-Cyprus.com

Larnaca Mayor wants central postal office relocated - In-Cyprus.comLarnaca Mayor wants central postal office relocated  In-Cyprus.com

Communities seeking to fiddle with municipal mergers - Cyprus MailCommunities seeking to fiddle with municipal mergers  Cyprus Mail

Review of Parklane hotel, in Limassol, Cyprus, which offers football coaching from Dimitar Berbatov - Daily MailReview of Parklane hotel, in Limassol, Cyprus, which offers football coaching from Dimitar Berbatov  Daily Mail

5 benefits of education in Cyprus for foreign students - Cyprus Mail5 benefits of education in Cyprus for foreign students  Cyprus Mail

Briton's 5-day 'accommodation' in dog cage starts (photos, video) - In-Cyprus.comBriton's 5-day 'accommodation' in dog cage starts (photos, video)  In-Cyprus.com

Xenion: providing an unforgettable education experience - In-Cyprus.comXenion: providing an unforgettable education experience  In-Cyprus.com

Lidl in Stovolos is expanding - In-Cyprus.comLidl in Stovolos is expanding  In-Cyprus.com

New strategic investment in Cyprus by Greece's Jumbo group - In-Cyprus.comNew strategic investment in Cyprus by Greece's Jumbo group  In-Cyprus.com

Despite Turkey's demands, Cyprus refuses to back down - NavyTimes.comDespite Turkey's demands, Cyprus refuses to back down  NavyTimes.com

The Jolly Joker: style & elegance in Nicosia - In-Cyprus.comThe Jolly Joker: style & elegance in Nicosia  In-Cyprus.com

Man arrested for suspected car arson - Cyprus MailMan arrested for suspected car arson  Cyprus Mail

Grammar School: academic, student-oriented all-round education - In-Cyprus.comGrammar School: academic, student-oriented all-round education  In-Cyprus.com

Tourism ministry launches scheme to subsidise rural restaurants - Cyprus MailTourism ministry launches scheme to subsidise rural restaurants  Cyprus Mail

France’s Largest Naval Vessel Docks in Limassol, Cyprus in Show of Strength - Greek ReporterFrance’s Largest Naval Vessel Docks in Limassol, Cyprus in Show of Strength  Greek Reporter

Cyprus President to pay official visit to Bulgaria - Focus NewsCyprus President to pay official visit to Bulgaria  Focus News

Cyprus Warns Allies They’re Giving Erdogan Free Rein in Region - BloombergCyprus Warns Allies They’re Giving Erdogan Free Rein in Region  Bloomberg

Two men jailed over cocaine haul - Cyprus MailTwo men jailed over cocaine haul  Cyprus Mail

Koraly Dimitriadis awarded Moreland Writers Residency and Cyprus travel grant for USA - Neos KosmosKoraly Dimitriadis awarded Moreland Writers Residency and Cyprus travel grant for USA  Neos Kosmos

Minister to brief party leaders over match-fixing - Cyprus MailMinister to brief party leaders over match-fixing  Cyprus Mail

InvestCyprus creates specialised unit to help achieve 2030 tourist targets - In-Cyprus.comInvestCyprus creates specialised unit to help achieve 2030 tourist targets  In-Cyprus.com

Turkish Cypriot leader warns Cyprus is facing permanent partition - The GuardianTurkish Cypriot leader warns Cyprus is facing permanent partition  The Guardian

CYPRUS: Government fears pay blow-out - PS NewsCYPRUS: Government fears pay blow-out  PS News

A world made out of paper - Cyprus MailA world made out of paper  Cyprus Mail

Study: Cyprus Peace Deal Would See Economy, Incomes Grow - The New York TimesStudy: Cyprus Peace Deal Would See Economy, Incomes Grow  The New York Times

MOKAS confiscates assets worth €221.5m - In-Cyprus.comMOKAS confiscates assets worth €221.5m  In-Cyprus.com

Strong demand for offices in Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comStrong demand for offices in Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

Asylum Seekers Find a New Route to Europe, Flowing Into a Divided Cyprus - The New York TimesAsylum Seekers Find a New Route to Europe, Flowing Into a Divided Cyprus  The New York Times

Cyprus and Norway preparing to sign energy MoU (Updated) - Cyprus MailCyprus and Norway preparing to sign energy MoU (Updated)  Cyprus Mail

Covid 19: Authorities designate isolation areas as part of preparations - In-Cyprus.comCovid 19: Authorities designate isolation areas as part of preparations  In-Cyprus.com

Local and foreign high-profile women attend Cyprus' “Women in Diplomacy” event - In-Cyprus.comLocal and foreign high-profile women attend Cyprus' “Women in Diplomacy” event  In-Cyprus.com

Coronavirus outbreak: Aegean offers free rebooking, flights continue as scheduled - In-Cyprus.comCoronavirus outbreak: Aegean offers free rebooking, flights continue as scheduled  In-Cyprus.com

Thousands pay their final respects to Kobe Bryant - Cyprus MailThousands pay their final respects to Kobe Bryant  Cyprus Mail

Turkey denies claims on ending guarantorship system for Cyprus - Daily SabahTurkey denies claims on ending guarantorship system for Cyprus  Daily Sabah

Clashes break out on Greek island against migrant camp - In-Cyprus.comClashes break out on Greek island against migrant camp  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto - CointelegraphCyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto  Cointelegraph

US Repatriates Coins to Cyprus - ArchaeologyUS Repatriates Coins to Cyprus  Archaeology

One man’s trek around island’s coast gets underway - Cyprus MailOne man’s trek around island’s coast gets underway  Cyprus Mail

Anti-poverty event warns that 23.9% of Cyprus population is at risk of poverty - In-Cyprus.comAnti-poverty event warns that 23.9% of Cyprus population is at risk of poverty  In-Cyprus.com

Recycling company refusing to collect our rubbish, says Famagusta village - Cyprus MailRecycling company refusing to collect our rubbish, says Famagusta village  Cyprus Mail

Motorcycle accident in Paphos leaves two Britons seriously injured - In-Cyprus.comMotorcycle accident in Paphos leaves two Britons seriously injured  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus present at the European Shipping Week - Cyprus MailCyprus present at the European Shipping Week  Cyprus Mail

We’re the card sharks of Europe - Cyprus MailWe’re the card sharks of Europe  Cyprus Mail

Greece stands by Cyprus, PM tells Averof | News - www.ekathimerini.comGreece stands by Cyprus, PM tells Averof | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Olive oil 'for peace' in divided Cyprus - ?Oil for peace - Economic TimesOlive oil 'for peace' in divided Cyprus - ?Oil for peace  Economic Times

House president presents code of conduct for MPs - Cyprus MailHouse president presents code of conduct for MPs  Cyprus Mail

Nicosia stabbing victim named, 22 year old arrested, second man sought - In-Cyprus.comNicosia stabbing victim named, 22 year old arrested, second man sought  In-Cyprus.com

Congress Adopts Exxon Mobil-Backed Law Promoting New Gas Pipeline, Arms to Cyprus - The InterceptCongress Adopts Exxon Mobil-Backed Law Promoting New Gas Pipeline, Arms to Cyprus  The Intercept

Company in north says it has produced Cyprus’ first electric car - Cyprus MailCompany in north says it has produced Cyprus’ first electric car  Cyprus Mail

Serbian business people increasingly abandoning Cyprus as tax haven - Serbina Monitor in EnglishSerbian business people increasingly abandoning Cyprus as tax haven  Serbina Monitor in English

Take a walk in a book at new Goethe exhibition - Cyprus MailTake a walk in a book at new Goethe exhibition  Cyprus Mail

45 years on, 'lost' masterpieces see light in split Cyprus - The Associated Press45 years on, 'lost' masterpieces see light in split Cyprus  The Associated Press

Talk faces up to today’s challenges - Cyprus MailTalk faces up to today’s challenges  Cyprus Mail

EU says not yet planning travel restrictions over virus - In-Cyprus.comEU says not yet planning travel restrictions over virus  In-Cyprus.com

Man sought for Nicosia stabbing death (photo) - In-Cyprus.comMan sought for Nicosia stabbing death (photo)  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus prepares for new world order: negative interest rates - Cyprus MailCyprus prepares for new world order: negative interest rates  Cyprus Mail

President Anastasiades raises Cyprus issue and halloumi case during meeting with Von Der Leyen - In-Cyprus.comPresident Anastasiades raises Cyprus issue and halloumi case during meeting with Von Der Leyen  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus cats: the cutest islanders - In-Cyprus.comCyprus cats: the cutest islanders  In-Cyprus.com

Athens gives green light to sea links with Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comAthens gives green light to sea links with Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

Calming eastern Mediterranean requires Cyprus solution - AhvalCalming eastern Mediterranean requires Cyprus solution  Ahval

Cyprus urged to go after laundering of foreign illicit cash - The Associated PressCyprus urged to go after laundering of foreign illicit cash  The Associated Press

Costa Coffee ready-to-drink comes to Cyprus - In-Cyprus.comCosta Coffee ready-to-drink comes to Cyprus  In-Cyprus.com

The Long Walk - postman walking from Milton Keynes to Cyprus in aid of charity | St Albans and Harpenden News - Herts AdvertiserThe Long Walk - postman walking from Milton Keynes to Cyprus in aid of charity | St Albans and Harpenden News  Herts Advertiser

EU Slams Cyprus, Portugal For AML Reform Delays - pymnts.comEU Slams Cyprus, Portugal For AML Reform Delays  pymnts.com

We can only hope if Akinci wins in April - Cyprus MailWe can only hope if Akinci wins in April  Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day (video) - In-Cyprus.comCyprus Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day (video)  In-Cyprus.com

Turkish officials to attend Varosha meeting to discuss opening Cyprus’ ghost town - AhvalTurkish officials to attend Varosha meeting to discuss opening Cyprus’ ghost town  Ahval

The weatherman - Cyprus MailThe weatherman  Cyprus Mail

«The WWII in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the WWII». Lecture in Nicosia - In-Cyprus.com«The WWII in Cyprus – and Cyprus in the WWII». Lecture in Nicosia  In-Cyprus.com

Cyprus treats new suspected coronavirus case - Financial MirrorCyprus treats new suspected coronavirus case  Financial Mirror

Irony and Joy: more Beethoven celebrations - Cyprus MailIrony and Joy: more Beethoven celebrations  Cyprus Mail

Ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus gets the green light from Athens - Greek City TimesFerry connection between Greece and Cyprus gets the green light from Athens  Greek City Times

Cyprus’ poor are ‘no longer invisible’ - Cyprus MailCyprus’ poor are ‘no longer invisible’  Cyprus Mail

Greece's New Democracy opens offices in Cyprus (Updated) - Cyprus MailGreece's New Democracy opens offices in Cyprus (Updated)  Cyprus Mail