Daylight Saving Time: Divided Cyprus now split by time
- Luxemburger Wort - English Edition
(AFP) Cypriots on Sunday woke up to find that their Mediterranean island is divided not only by a UN-patrolled ceasefire line but also by a time difference. When the clocks go back in the Greek Cypriot south, the time will not change in the Turkish ...
Paphos marina hits new stumbling block
- Cyprus Mail
Demetriades said he believes the joint venture company will overcome this hurdle, and already a consortium of three Cyprus
banks are prepared to back the venture financially. He said that the relevant banks are the Bank of Cyprus
– which is the leading ...
Kasoulides on a working visit to Moscow on Monday
- Cyprus Mail
According to the press release, as a result of the EU's anti-Russian sanctions and Russian countermeasures, trade and economic cooperation between Cyprus
-Russia had declined and both countries are looking for ways of rectifying the situation.
Cyprus Premiership: Ndugga's Mormenekse away to Lefke
- Kawowo Sports
top flight football league resumes on Monday with one single game when Mormenekse F.C travels to Nicosia for a date with Lefke. Mormenekse, home to Ugandan international Lawrence Ndugga has played five games, winning and losing twice ...
House President begins official visit to Iran
- Cyprus Mail
The Chairman of the Foreign Policy and National Security Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi is also the Chairman of the Friendship Group of Iran with Cyprus
. Syllouris will also meet with the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, ...
Malta triumphs against Cyprus
The defence from Cyprus
didn't allow Malta to finish some promising moves. Cyprus
had the wind behind them but struggled to get out of their half. Malta turned down several penalty kicks in front, to keep imposing their superiority in the front row ...
Cyprus' new division: two time zones now a reality
- Cyprus Mail
could very well now be included in the list of countries with more than one time zones, albeit much bigger ones or those with sovereignty over other areas. France for instance, has the most time zones, 12, as it also has sovereignty over a ...
'Quality care for all women'
- Cyprus Mail
As well, someone from the Bank of Cyprus
oncology centre is present, as the hospital unit closely cooperates with the centre. The new unit treats all women who have breast cancer, early and advanced stages. But all treatment does not necessarily take ...
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In 1960 Cyprus became independent of Britain (it had been a crown colony since 1925) as the Republic of Cyprus. The long-standing conflict between the Greek Cypriot ...
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Cyprus (/ˈsaɪprəs/; Greek: Κύπρος IPA: [ˈcipros]; Turkish: Kıbrıs IPA: [ˈkɯbɾɯs]), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.The earliest known human activity on the island dates to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, and Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world. Cyprus was settled by Mycenaean Greeks in two waves in the 2nd millennium BC. As a strategic location in the Middle East, it was subsequently occupied by several major powers, including the empires of the Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians, from whom the island was seized in 333 BC by Alexander the Great. Subsequent rule by Ptolemaic Egypt, the Classical and Eastern Roman Empire, Arab caliphates for a short period, the French Lusignan dynasty and the Venetians, was followed by over three centuries of Ottoman rule between 1571 and 1878 (de jure until 1914).Cyprus was placed under British administration based on Cyprus Convention in 1878 and formally annexed by Britain in 1914. While Turkish Cypriots made up 18% of the population, the partition of Cyprus and creation of a Turkish state in the north became a policy of Turkish Cypriot leaders and Turkey in the 1950s. Turkish leaders for a period advocated the annexation of Cyprus to Turkey as Cyprus was considered an "extension of Anatolia" by them; while since the 19th century, the majority Greek Cypriot population and its Orthodox church had been pursuing union with Greece, which became a Greek national policy in the 1950s. Following nationalist violence in the 1950s, Cyprus was granted independence in 1960. In 1963, the 11-year intercommunal violence between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots started, which displaced more than 25,000 Turkish Cypriots and brought the end of Turkish Cypriot representation in the republic. On 15 July 1974, a coup d'état was staged by Greek Cypriot nationalists and elements of the Greek military junta in an attempt at enosis, the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece. This action precipitated the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, which led to the capture of the present-day territory of Northern Cyprus the following month, after a ceasefire collapsed, and the displacement of over 150,000 Greek Cypriots and 50,000 Turkish Cypriots. A separate Turkish Cypriot state in the north was established by unilateral declaration in 1983; the move was widely condemned by the international community, with Turkey alone recognizing the new state. These events and the resulting political situation are matters of a continuing dispute.The Cyprus Republic has de jure sovereignty over the island of Cyprus, as well as its territorial sea and exclusive economic area, according to international law (except for the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, administered as Sovereign Base Areas, 2.8% of the territory). However, the Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic, located in the south and west, and comprising about 59% of the island's area; and the north, administered by the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 37% of the island's area. Another nearly 4% of the island's area is covered by the UN buffer zone. The international community considers the northern part of the island as territory of the Republic of Cyprus occupied by Turkish forces. The occupation is viewed as illegal under international law, amounting to illegal occupation of EU territory since Cyprus became a member of the European Union.Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus is a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the eurozone.