Why Greece And Turkey Are Fighting Over Cyprus


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Published on May 6, 2015
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Since 1974 Cyprus has been unofficially divided in two: one part is ethnically Greek, while the other is Turkish. However, there are signs that the two sides may reunite soon. So why is Cyprus divided?

Cyprus: The ancient island of Aphrodite that has seen many modern struggles
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/e…
“Strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has stood at one of the geographical, cultural and economic fault-lines between East and West since ancient times.”

Is the Turkish Cypriot Population Shrinking
http://www.prio.org/Global/upload/Cyp…
“The demography of north Cyprus is one of the most contested issues arising out of the island’s division.”

The History of the Cyprus Conflict: A Background w/Peacebuilding Strategies
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/02…
“The conflict in Cyprus resulting in the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974 and stalemating in the subsequent partition and frozen dynamics which exist today, represents in many ways the latest conflict between the Greek and Turkish states or a ‘significant part of the larger Greco-Turkish issue with a thousand year history.'”

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