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  Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, Kypriakí Dimokratía; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is a Eurasian island nation in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea south of the Anatolian peninsula (Asia Minor) or modern-day Turkey.
Cyprus became part of the Byzantine Empire after the partitioning of the Roman Empire in AD 395, and remained so for almost 800 years, though with brief period of Arab domination and influence.
Cyprus was placed under British control on 4 June 1878 as a result of the Cyprus Convention, which granted control of the island to Britain in return for British support of the Ottoman Empire in the Russian-Turkish War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cyprus   (5660 words)

 Cyprus - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cyprus (in Greek Kypros Κύπρος and in Turkish Kıbrıs) is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 113 kilometres (70 miles) south of Turkey and around 120 km west of the Syrian coast.
Cyprus is geographically in Western Asia (or the Near East), though politically and culturally it is considered as being in Europe.
Cyprus joining the EU is in violation of the 1960 constitution which did not permit Cyprus to join an economic organisation unless both Turkey and Greece already belong to it.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Cyprus.html   (1375 words)

 Cyprus national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFA membership followed in 1962, and the next year was even more momentous as Cyprus won their first international - beating Greece 3-1 on 27 November in a friendly, and that was followed by another victory against Lebanon 2 years later when Cyprus won that particular encounter 2-0 in a friendly.
Cyprus drew 1-1 with holders Denmark and claimed seven points in their qualification campaign for 1996 European Football Championship.
The Cyprus team played its home matches at different venues all around the country; Until 1974, Cyprus used for home venue the Old GSP Stadium in Nicosia, while sometimes the stadiums in Famagusta were used.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cyprus_national_football_team   (533 words)

The proportion of Turks to the total population of Cyprus is similar to that of the French Swiss in Switzerland or the Tamils in Sri Lanka and is rather smaller than the Protestant population would be in a united Ireland.
Given the demographic situation in Cyprus this was impractical---short of a really drastic transfer of populations of the kind that had happened between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s and in East and Central Europe at the end of the Second World War.
After Cyprus became independent in August 1960, the period up till 1974 was devoted to attempts to contrive some acceptable method of power-sharing that would not involve such a traumatic upheaval which could in practice only be undertaken by the exercise of physical force by the Turkish army.
www.cyprus-conflict.net /narrative-main.htm   (5375 words)

Christianity was successfully preached in Cyprus by St. Paul, St. Barnabas (a native of the island), and St. John Mark.
After the conquest of Cyprus by the Arabs, 632-647, the Christian population with its bishops emigrated to the mainland.
The ecclesiastical history of Cyprus during this sad period is one of conflict between the two rival communions, the Greeks being always looked on as more or less schismatic both by the Latins and by the Greek Patriarch of Constantinople.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04589a.htm   (1490 words)

 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The territory between the TRNC and the remainder of Cyprus is separated by a United Nations-controlled buffer zone.
The UDI of the TRNC was rejected by the UN and the Republic of Cyprus.
The number of seats assigned to Cyprus in the European Parliament (six seats) is based on the population of the entire island.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Turkish_Republic_of_Northern_Cyprus   (4381 words)

 Cyprus Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The third largest island in the Mediterranean, it is currently divided into four main portions: the southern Republic of Cyprus (the island nation-state), the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (occupied by Turkey since 1974), the United Nations-controlled Green Line separating the two, and two British Base Areas.
Cyprus has been a member state of the European Union since 1 May 2004.
The Republic of Cyprus is the internationally-recognised government of Cyprus, that controls the southern two-thirds of the island.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Cyprus   (6279 words)

 Cyprus Holiday Guide :: travel information, encyclopedia and yellow pages for Cyprus
The chapter "Cyprus encyclopedia" on the Cyprus Holiday Guide is a source of information about general subjects in Cyprus like weather, maps, pictures, religion, history, politics and more.
In other chapters you'll find tourist information about Cyprus (Cyprus travel information), usefull information if you plan to leave your home country and live in Cyprus (Cyprus community) and more about individual cities and villages of interest in Cyprus (Cyprus cities and villages).
Cyprus long history, rich culture and unspoiled nature are the kind of information you can find in the Cyprus Holiday Guide.
www.cyprusholidayguide.com /cyprus_encyclopedia.htm   (175 words)

 Cyprus (01/06)
Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided de facto into the government-controlled two-thirds of the island and the remaining one-third of the island, which is administered by Turkish Cypriots.
Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom and established a constitutional republic in 1960, after an anti-British campaign by the Greek Cypriot EOKA (National Organization of Cypriot Fighters), a guerrilla group that desired political union, or enosis, with Greece.
Cyprus is a member of the United Nations and most of its agencies, as well as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Council of Europe and the British Commonwealth.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5376.htm   (4688 words)

 Cyprus Property - Villas in Cyprus - Properties in Cyprus for sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The persons the himself, in the root of famous hospitality of Cyprus, are a fascinating mix the, Byzantine, Greek and British influenced characteristic and traits.
Parts of Cyprus you will find a way of life few that change in many from the centuries before, when the of life was slower and the simple pleasure was gained by a equally simple life.
Cyprus has made sure that it attends to the requirements with the widespread installations for the fishery, the golf, recycling, sailing, the swimming, the travels of nature, and the sports of water.
www.agora-cyprus.com   (443 words)

 Cyprus News
Cyprus will not concede to the opening and closing of new chapters of the acquis communautaire until Turkey meets its EU obligations, Cypriot Foreign Minister George Lillikas has said.
It's bad enough that Cyprus has a deficit of politicians, many of whom do not have the maturity or intelligence that goes with the job, now we have political parties wrangling over who, in their wise opinion,...
Parliamentary Assembly Natalino Fenech in Helsinki Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in conversation with the President of Cyprus, Tassos Papadopoulos, at the Asia-Europe summit in...
www.topix.net /world/cyprus   (759 words)

 Cyprus Europe - Mediterranean Sea, Pictures, Travel Maps
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia).
Although only the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot-controlled "Republic of Cyprus" joined the EU on 1 May 2004, every Cypriot carrying a Cyprus passport have the status of a European citizen.
However, Nicosia continues to oppose EU efforts to establish direct trade and economic links to northern Cyprus as a way of rewarding the Turkish Cypriot community for voting in favor of the UN unity plan.
cyprus.europe-countries.com   (2014 words)

Insurance purchased in the Republic of Cyprus is not valid in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, but insurance for that area may be purchased near the U.N. "Buffer Zone" checkpoints.
Although Cyprus is party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the Convention cannot be used effectively to recover a child abducted to the area administered by Turkish Cypriots.
Cyprus restricts the export of Byzantine period ecclesiastical material and all archeological material.
travel.state.gov /travel/cyprus.html   (2153 words)

The flag of Cyprus was selected by the President of the Republic, Mgr Makarios, in 1960 after a proposal made by a school teacher who brought him a message from the Vice-President Fazil Küçük.
The colours were intentionally chosen: white flag was chosen for the young Cyprus as a sign of peace among the two antagonistic communities living there (Turks and Greeks).
The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus was adopted on 6 April 1960 and is the only one to allow both authorities and private citizens to fly national flags other than its own.
flagspot.net /flags/cy.html   (491 words)

 Cyprus | Property | Real Estate | Hotel | Holiday | Apartment | Villa | Car Hire
With Cyprus estate agents selling and constructing a wide range of properties in different areas of Cyprus, you are offered luxury villas and holiday apartments at low and affordable costs.
With the weather forecast check and a handy map of Cyprus to add you are free to cross the island all over, explore sandy Cyprus beaches and enjoy your picturesque vacation in Cyprus.
Ercan International Airport is the airport to land in North Cyprus whereas either Paphos International Airport or Larnaca International Airport serves to land in South Cyprus.
www.cyprus.com   (721 words)

 Cyprus and the IMF -- Page 1 of 2
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On behalf of: Republic of Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Republic of Croatia, Israel, Republic of Moldova, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine.
On behalf of the constituency comprising Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania, and Ukraine.
www.imf.org /external/country/CYP/index.htm   (823 words)

 Cyprus – Beautiful Travel Destination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean with year round sun and a hot climate, making it ideal for beach vacations.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, with the North under Turkish control and the South run by Greece.
Cyprus offers travellers 10,000 years of history and according to legend is the home of Aphrodite.
www.www-cyprus.info   (217 words)

 Cyprus villas and apartments from exclusively-cyprus.com
Once you've found your Cyprus villas, there is information on restaurants and tavernas in and around Pissouri.
Cyprus Information page updated to include public holidays as well as the weather.
Their flights to our villas in Cyprus are comfortable, pleasant, and of the standard one would expect from the first class airline that is British Airways - and they are always very reasonably priced, sometimes offering lower prices than lesser airlines.
www.exclusively-cyprus.com   (563 words)

 Cyprus Property - Cyprus Real Estate
Through our company's Cyprus property assortment, we are confident that you will be able to find exactly the right property in Cyprus to meets your needs and wants at very competitive prices.
Here at Cyprus Realtor, we are able to offer our clients with a complete overseas property service to ensure that buying your property in Cyprus is both an easy and enjoyable experience.
Please feel free to contact us at one of our Cyprus real estate offices, and our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to offer their expertise in helping with any Cyprus property queries you may have.
www.cyprusrealtor.com   (288 words)

 Best Cyprus Homes - Cyprus Real Estate - Cyprus Property - Cyprus Villas and Cyprus Flats for Sale
We have new Cyprus homes, recently owned Cyprus houses and homes that have yet to be built.
Cyprus is a country full of history, culture and lovely beaches.
We have new Cyprus villlas, recently owned Cyprus villlas and villlas that have yet to be built.
www.bestcyprushomes.com   (665 words)

 Cyprus Automobile Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cyprus Automobile Association (CAA) is a non-profit organization governed by an elected council.
It was established in 1933 with the aim of offering assistance to the private motorist, in Cyprus as well as when travelling abroad, and to promote the interests of car owners in general.
The CAA is the organiser of the Cyprus Rally and the National Rally Championship.
www.cyprusaa.org   (234 words)

 Cyprus Travel Guide | Cyprus Travel Information Guide
The island’s new constitution was an elaborate compromise between the British and the rival Greek and Turkish communities, between whom considerable distrust remained.
For the vast majority of the international community, the legitimate Government of the Republic of Cyprus (Kipriaki Demokratia) is the Greek-Cypriot administration in Nicosia.
Despite its political problems, Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=71&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=71   (346 words)

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