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Common Sense: Turkey and Cyprus

The Cyprus issue is bound to be one that will turn heads in either anger or support. For some background, in 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus after attempts by the (Greek) Cypriot government to unify with Greece, and in the process form a government that wholly excluded the (largely nominally, since the 1920s) Muslim Turkish Cypriots. 1,390 more words


Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

It is a self declared state of 300,000 people on the north half of the island of Cyprus with a U.N. enforced DMZ (the green line). 225 more words