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  Cyprus (07/05)
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 expanding relations with Russia, Israel, Egypt, and Syria, from which it purchases most of its oil.
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   (4683 words)

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Cyprus, owing to its strategic position, was throughout its history colonized by some of the most influential colonial powers in the Eastern Mediterranean.
In the wake of the Turkish military invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974 the nine Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EEC, issued another statement on 22 July 2001 at the conclusion of a meeting in Brussels.
Thus, the Cyprus problem figures prominently in the stipulating principles of the Accession Partnership between the Union and Turkey that “the European Union encourages Turkey, together with all parties, to continue to support the UN Secretary General’s efforts to bring the process, aiming at a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, to a successful conclusion”.
www.mfa.gov.cy   (4679 words)

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