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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cyprus
Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, Kypriakí Dimokratía, Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti) is a Eurasian island country in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey (Anatolia).
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 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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cyprus   (2292 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Cypriot Annan Plan referendum, 2004
The peoples of Cyprus were asked to choose between ratifying or rejecting a 5th revision of a United Nations proposal to settle the Cyprus dispute known as the Annan Plan for Cyprus.
Although the plan was published on 1 April 2004, it continued to be modified until only 24 hours before the referendum, enabling opponents to argue that people were being asked to vote on something they had not even seen and whose consequences could not be fully analysed.
Failure of the referendum in the Greek Cypriot community is a setback to the hopes of those on the island who voted for the settlement and to the international community.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Cyprus_reunification_referendum,_2004   (1500 words)

  
 Cyprus reunification referendum, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The two communities of the divided island of Cyprus held a referendum on reunification on Saturday 24 April 2004.
Voters in the Greek Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus portions of the island were asked to choose between ratifying or rejecting a United Nations proposal for reunification, the "Annan Plan".
Failure of the referendum in the Greek Cypriot community is a setback to the hopes of those on the island who voted for the settlement and to the international community.
www.uc3m.es /uc3m/inst/MGP/NCR/cyprus3.htm   (428 words)

  
 reterendum on the reunification in Cyprus
The UN plan suggests the creation of a United Republic of Cyprus, along the lines of the Helvetic Confederation; two States that are mainly autonomous, one Greek in the South and one Turkish in the North.
Tassos Papadopoulos (Democratic Party, Diko), President of the Republic of Cyprus was disappointed that the UN had not taken on board his suggestions to improve the peace plan.
Those in favour of reunification hope that the progressive Labour Party (Akel), member of the government coalition led by Tassos Papadopoulos, will say that it is in favour of Kofi Annan's plan, the only chance for the island to enter united into the European Union.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/chypre/referendum/default.htm   (1348 words)

  
 Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, Kypriakí Dhimokratía; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti) is a Eurasian island nation in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea south of the Anatolian peninsula (Asia Minor) and to the east of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo.
In 1670, Cyprus ceased to be a "pasaliki" for the Ottoman Empire and came under the jurisdiction of the Admiral of the Ottoman fleet.
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   (7522 words)

  
 Cyprus Real Estate and Property Listings - Roogala International Real Estate
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 direct Republic of Cyprus control, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots.
In 2004, the inflow of services (from the United States to Cyprus) was $585.9 million, against an outflow (from Cyprus to the United States) of $346.7 million, according to Government of Cyprus statistics.
In August 2004, new EU rules allowed goods produced in the north to be sold in the south provided they met EU rule of origin and sanitary/phyto-sanitary requirements.
www.roogala.com /Real_Estate/Cyprus   (2164 words)

  
 Cyprus (10/06)
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.
Nonetheless, the EU invited the Republic of Cyprus (with Cyprus still divided) to join; the Republic of Cyprus became a full member on May 1, 2004, with the EU's acquis communautaire suspended in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots.
In August 2004, new EU rules allowed goods produced or substantially transformed in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots to be sold duty-free to consumers in the government-controlled area and through that area to the rest of the EU.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5376.htm   (4772 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Cyprus 'spurns historic chance'
Cyprus has missed an historic opportunity to resolve 30 years of division, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said.
Mr Annan was reacting to the Greek Cypriots' overwhelming rejection of a UN plan to reunite the island; Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of the move.
Both sides had to approve the proposals for Cyprus to be reunified in time for EU membership.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3656753.stm   (680 words)

  
 Cyprus edges closer to reunification -DAWN - International; 19 February, 2004
When the leaders of Greek and Turkish Cyprus sit down for reunification negotiations on Thursday there will be no turning back.
Denktash has repeatedly described the Annan plan as extremely unfair on Turkish Cyprus and only in December again said it was "dead and buried".
Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974 in response to a coup on the island by Greek Cypriots seeking union with mainland Greece.
www.dawn.com /2004/02/19/int4.htm   (699 words)

  
 UN-sponsored referendum may unite Cyprus
He said the plan was now ready to be put to a referendum of Greek and Turkish Cypriots and is intended to end the 30-year division of the island.
Cyprus has been split into the Greek Cypriot-controlled south and the Turkish-occupied north since Turkey invaded in 1974, following a short-lived coup by supporters of union with Greece.
The Annan plan is the closest that Cyprus has come to reunification in the past 30 years.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/03/31/world/cyprus040331   (1307 words)

  
 UN Chronicle | Cyprus Post-referendum
On 24 April 2004, the Greek Cypriots rejected by a three-to-one margin the plan proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the reunification of Cyprus.
More than half of the Greek Cypriots who were displaced in 1974 and their descendants would have had their properties returned back to them and would have lived in them under Greek Cypriot administration within a period of 31/2 to 42 months after the entry into force of the settlement.
James Cunningham of the United States said that the entry of Cyprus into the European Union had fundamentally changed the circumstances in Cyprus and necessitated a critical examination of UNFICYP, and that the Council should encourage Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots to remain committed to the goal of reunification.
www.un.org /Pubs/chronicle/2004/webArticles/073004_Cyprus.asp   (620 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Cyprus
Legend has it that Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the love goddess, but the country has been plagued with ethnic fighting between its Turkish and Greek inhabitants since the 1960s.
Cyprus is located south of Turkey, and is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Since the mid-1970s, Cyprus has been divided by the "Green Line," which is patrolled by the United Nations.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cyprus   (515 words)

  
 Cypriot referendum set for Saturday
Turks and Greeks living in Cyprus will cast their vote Saturday in separate referendums that focus on a UN plan that would end a 30-year division of the tiny island that has ethnic Greeks living in the southern part of the state and ethnic Turks in the north.
The plan, drawn up by UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan in February and supported by the U.S. and the European Union, has the general support of Turkish Cypriots, who have lived under decades of trade sanctions but is refuted by an overwhelming number of largely wealthier Greek Cypriots.
On the eve of the referendum, about 50,000 pro-unification Cypriots, waving European Union flags and singing "Peace in Cyprus cannot be prevented," rallied and danced in the partitioned capital of Nicosia.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/04/23/world/cyrpus_unification040423   (1321 words)

  
 Search Europe : Country Guide : Cyprus
In 1974, a Greek-sponsored attempt to seize the government was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island.
The latest two-year round of UN-brokered direct talks - between the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to reach an agreement to reunite the divided island - ended when the Greek Cypriots rejected the UN settlement plan in an April 2004 referendum.
Although only the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus joined the EU on 1 May 2004, every Cypriot carrying a Cyprus passport will have the status of a European citizen.
www.searcheurope.com /countries/cyprus   (439 words)

  
 Greek Cypriot leader condemns reunification effort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos has urged voters to reject re-unification in a referendum being held later this month.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots will vote on the power-sharing plan on April 24, a week before the island is scheduled to join the European Union.
If Cyprus remains divided after May 1, EU laws and benefits will only apply to the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot southern part of the island.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/04/07/world/cyprus040407   (1246 words)

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