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  Green Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Green Line (Cyprus), between the Greek Cypriot Administration and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
The Green Line (Baltimore), a proposed transit line
The Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line in the Saint Petersburg Metro (Russia)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Green_Line   (435 words)

  
 The Green Line
A line that divides the Island of Cyprus, 112 miles from east to west across the island.
Cyprus is divided by the Green Line which is known as the buffer zone.
Behind the Green Line barbed wire are the painful realities of the occupation, which are in sharp contrast to the declared principles of democracy and freedom adopted by the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and all free countries.
www.cyprusgreenline.com /greenline.htm   (389 words)

  
 Green Line (Cyprus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Green Line is often used to refer to the line of demarcation that divides the Cypriot capital of Nicosia into the southern Greek Cypriot region and the northern Turkish Cypriot region.
The Green Line became a de facto, though unrecognised border in 1983 with the self-proclamation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and recognized only by Turkey on the occupied side of Cyprus.
This line is also referred to as the 'Attila Line' on some maps (named after the Turkish code-name for the 1974 Military Intervention: Operation Attila).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Green_Line_(Cyprus)   (227 words)

  
 Middle East Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
But the opening of the Green Line and the steady flow of human traffic and goods and economic relationships has begun to create its own momentum that is now challenging the political obstacles to a resolution of the island's division.
Cyprus remains a difficult issue for Turkish governments, since nationalist sentiment supports the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, founded after the 1974 invasion, which many Turks still defend as a necessary measure to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority after a short-lived coup by Greek nationalists.
Cyprus claims that Turkey is dragging its feet, and continuing to use its voting power to block the entry of Cyprus into a range of international organizations, from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development to the Open Skies Treaty, and from the Missile Technology Control regime to the EU-NATO dialog.
www.metimes.com /articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060322-073702-5233r   (894 words)

  
 Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The UN Green Line that separates the Greek and Turkish Cypriot regions is currently open and travel between the regions is legal and straightforward, however travelers must present their passport, complete a 'TRNC Arrival Card' and must return to their side by midnight.
The capital of Cyprus, in the middle of the island, is cut in two by the Green Line, which divides the country.
Cyprus often suffers drought years, and water is such a scarce commodity that it is often rationed.
www.statraveluk.lonelyplanet.com /europe/cyprus   (3733 words)

  
 Mark Moxon, Travel Writer: Cyprus: Nicosia
The Green Line is the barrier that divides Nicosia into two, and despite its flimsy-sounding name it's a genuine barrier, not unlike the Berlin Wall.
Dominating the centre of North Nicosia, and conveniently close to the Green Line (assuming the muezzin's broadcasts are designed to irritate the Orthodox Greek Cypriots to the south), is the Djami Selimiye, an old cathedral dating from the 13th century that had two gargantuan 50m-high minarets added by the Ottomans.
Cyprus really does seem to be free of the kind of tourist hassle you encounter with irritating frequency in other parts of the world, and that's a blessing.
www.moxon.net /cyprus/nicosia.html   (3901 words)

  
 Wired 7.08: One Nation, Invisible
The Green Line, which runs right through the heart of town, is the legendary cease-fire zone of armed apartheid that cuts the island of Cyprus across its midsection.
In downtown Lefkosa, the Green Line is made mostly of big, rusting oil barrels shoveled full of dirt; as you walk along, these yield to bulldozered bunkers with thick green overgrowth.
Cyprus, with a population dominated by ethnic Greeks and Turks, was controlled since 1878 by Britain, which built naval bases there.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/7.08/cyprus.html   (2960 words)

  
 The Green Line
The Green Line (thus named when a British general drew a line in green ink across the island after its division) follows the course of the Pedeios River through the city and marks the meeting points of the Turkish and Greek troops during the 1963 conflict.
The Green Line goes directly through the old core of the city and so many historic buildings in that section have deteriorated because they are not accessible for restoration.
The residential areas immediately around the Green Line are empty or on the north side are settled by lower-income Cypriot families or immigrants.
www.macalester.edu /geography/courses/geog261/mbowen/GreenLine.htm   (803 words)

  
 Cyprus: The view beyond the Green Line
Her story is a familiar one: wherever I travelled on the island, on both sides of the line, I met people for whom the events of 1974 had given their lives an ineradicable undertone of mourning.
Cyprus has been predominantly Christian since its conversion by Saints Paul and Barnabas in 45AD, but the occupation of the island by Ottoman Turks, in 1571, means that there has been a long Islamic influence and presence, too.
The history of Cyprus is so curious and complex, so much of its growth haphazard and serendipitous, that the streets of its ever-changing towns are like a palimpsest with successive generations failing quite to erase the influence of those who have gone before.
www.lobbyforcyprus.org /press/press2001/Ind110301.htm   (1494 words)

  
 Cyprus (01/06)
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.
On April 24, after a three-week campaign marked by accusations that the government of Cyprus was unfairly manipulating public opinion, Cypriots on both sides of the Green Line went to the polls in parallel and simultaneous referenda.
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   (4687 words)

  
 Cyprus - Green Line - Border - Opening - Worldpress.org
The Green Line divides the capital, Nicosia, in two, which is why the international airport on the island is not functioning.
Government spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides declared that permission to cross the Green Line did not mean that the symbolic wall between the two sections had fallen, adding that this was not the way to a solution of the Cyprus question.
The Cyprus government regarded Denktas’ move as illegal, saying that the fact that Greek Cypriots had to show their passports at the checkpoint was in effect an admission that they were traveling to a foreign country.
www.worldpress.org /Europe/1124.cfm   (1085 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Referring to a United Nations report, Panayiotou highlighted that Cyprus had become a number one destination for illegal immigrants, while in 2004, Cyprus saw an increase of 499 per cent in the number of asylum applications, giving it the highest ratio of asylum seekers per capita.
Cyprus was an attractive destination for illegal immigrants from neighbouring continents, the majority of whom cross from the north to the government-controlled areas through unguarded points on the Green Line, he added.
Cyprus’ geographical position at the crossroads of three continents gave it an important role in tackling illegal immigration.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=19830&cat_id=1   (564 words)

  
 Across the Green Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
One of the paradoxes of the Cyprus problem is that more contact between Turkish and Greek Cypriots is probably necessary to untangle the many issues separating them.
Yet, in Cyprus, the "parties" - - especially ordinary citizens who seek to increase contacts across the Green Line - - are frequently prevented from meeting because such gatherings tend to confer, or not confer, the legitimacy and "recognition" that one or the other regime seeks.
This problem is expertly analyzed by two leading scholars at the University of Cyprus, the mainly Greek school in the south.
www.cyprus-conflict.net /papak-constan.htm   (1809 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | International | A shocking response   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Green Line posts would open from nine in the morning till midnight on a daily basis.
For Cypriots, 23 April was the day the Green Line was breached, an event comparable to the day the Berlin Wall fell.
The government of Cyprus is also set to announce a package of confidence-building measures, including the reopening of trade between the two communities and granting permission to Turkish Cypriots to work in the south.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/636/in1.htm   (1146 words)

  
 Financial Mirror
It is estimated that the real value of the products that crossed the line is 818,133 euros, and adds that there was no trade between the northern part of Cyprus and other EU Member States via the Green Line.
Illegal immigration across the Line causes concern, the report says, adding that at least 50% of the asylum seekers illegally crossed the line.
It is said that although the total value of the goods, for which documents were issued, amounts to 1,000,617 euros, not all documents were used in the reporting period due to the fact that transactions were cancelled or deliveries were postponed.
www.financialmirror.com /more_news.php?id=1478   (680 words)

  
 FT.com / Arts & Weekend / How to Spend it - Divisive art enlivens the Green Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Green Line, marking the point at which Turkish troops stopped their advance after the 1974 invasion, cuts the capital neatly in half as it zigzags from west to east across the island.
Although Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004 and Green Line checkpoints have been open for the past two years, the lack of a formal peace settlement means that the "dead zone" is still a heavily charged feature of the island's landscape.
Leaps of Faith, an international art exhibition in public spaces on and around the Green Line, is an ambitious attempt to challenge political clich├ęs about the division of Cyprus and at the same time reinforce the newfound relationships between the Greek and Turkish communities.
www.ft.com /cms/s/6363d550-cd83-11d9-aa26-00000e2511c8.html   (794 words)

  
 Cyprus Travel Guide
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is located in the northeastern area of the Mediterranean Sea.
The so-called 'Green Line' border that cuts directly through the capital, Nicosia divides the country, now the last remaining divided capital in Europe.
Cyprus is an island steeped in history and has a rich cultural heritage.
www.cyprusexplorer.com   (188 words)

  
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The buildings standing outside of this new line, including most of the inheritance from the Lusignan period, were torndown and used to underpin the vast earthwork of a new defensive wall.
In 1973 Denktash was elected vice-president of the Republic of Cyprus.
Cyprus follows an open free market economic system whereas the state is limited to regulation, the provision of public utilities and indicative planning (the latest Plan being the 1994 98 "Strategic Development Plan").
www.vbs-content.net /CONTENT/Unterlagen/HAK3/LehrerH3/spratsch/Europa/MITGLIEDSLAENDER/Cyprus.doc   (6348 words)

  
 Turgut Durduran,25 Nisan 2003
It is called the "Green Line" and is likened to the Berlin Wall in some sense.
There was no postal service, no phone lines (except for few operated by the UN and recently increased in number), no trade, no free movement across the Green Line.
Therefore, it could take the fake authority in north Cyprus to simply announce the closure of the check-points to reverse the situation which could be triggered by many many different reasons.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/authors/tdr/tdr3_25_2003.html   (1683 words)

  
 disinformation | behind the green line: solving the cyprus problem?
The Cyprus Problem, as the partition of Cyprus into Greek and Turkish sections is called, did not begin in ancient times, as eager amateur archeologists claim.
Greece and Turkey used the people of Cyprus as a proxy for their own fights over oil rights, control of the Aegean and the opportunity to be chief US client state of the region.
However, close cooperation between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey's gambit of flooding the northern part of the island with native Turks are political weapons designed to neutralize the potential for Cypriot independence.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id464/pg1   (1404 words)

  
 Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Attila Line, or "green line," divided the north, called after 1983 the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, from the south, called the Republic of Cyprus after joining the EU in 2004.
The Green Line also divided the capital city of Nicosia.
In December, the EU summit in Copenhagen invited Cyprus to join in 2004 provided the two communities agreed to UN plan by early spring 2003.
history.acusd.edu /gen/for/cyprus.html   (711 words)

  
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Responding to overwhelming Turkish superiority in Cyprus, Greece has declared that any attack there will be considered a casus belli, and has announced a ten-year, $17 billion defence budget to defend Thrace and the Aegean island chain.
All these points of attrition occur either wholly or partly because of the original dismemberment and amputation of Cyprus: They are the outcomes of partition and not the cause of it.
He should take a walk along the line of barbed wire and rubbble and guard towers that still runs right through the living center of this city, making it the last capital in the world to be divided by force and patrolled by soldiers.
www.econ.ucy.ac.cy /~sofronis/cyprus/hitchens.html   (938 words)

  
 Cyprus : This Green Line Regulation is seen in red - Textile Fashion News Fibre2Fashion
They commented on the Green Line Regulation introduced by the EU in the aftermath of Cyprus’ accession to the bloc on May 1.
Erel and Tunar believe the Green Line Regulation and trade between the north and south are far less important than the prospect of direct trade between the north and the EU.
Observers say the Cyprus government is keen to see the Green Line Regulation work as its success will weaken the Turkish Cypriot side’s argument for direct trade with the EU.
www.fibre2fashion.com /news/NewsDetails.asp?News_id=9076   (766 words)

  
 [MGSA-L] Green Line opened to art event
Kosova also state in their pre-event statement that they wish to avoid politics of the ‘cyprus issue’ content in their exhibition preferring to focus on the socioeconomic instead.
A symbolic gesture leading the way towards the unification of Cyprus, it underlined the ethnic clash that has split the island in two and has posed a huge dilemma for the Cypriot population.
With Cyprus a member of the EU and Turkey aspiring to be accepted in the future, the thorny Cypriot issue is pressing for a resolution.
maillists.uci.edu /mailman/public/mgsa-l/2005-May/005248.html   (1701 words)

  
 Cornell News: Crossing the Green Line Cyprus forum
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Turkish mayor of Nicosia, Cyprus, and a representative from the Greek mayor's office of Nicosia have traversed a once impenetrable border, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean, in order to attend a forum titled "Crossing the Green Line" at Cornell University.
The forum is named for the infamous east-west line that has divided the divisive Mediterranean island of Cyprus for 29 years, effectively rendering Turkish Cyprus and Greek Cyprus into separate countries.
Greek Cyprus recently entered the European Union, and Turkey is attempting to enter the EU, a fact that increases the forum's geo-political relevance.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/Nov03/IES.forum.rel.html   (722 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 8 Jul 2003 (pt 19)
Turkish Cypriots travelling south are required to show exit visas north of the Green Line, and then a Republic of Cyprus passport or ID card, or a "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ID card (in which case their details are logged), when they cross.
The Cyprus Government does not permit Turkish citizens to cross from the north to the south, nor does it permit any person who has entered the island of Cyprus through a port of entry in the north to cross to the south.
In line with commitments made to the Republic of Cyprus in the 1960 Treaty of establishment, provided they have entered the island of Cyprus through an internationally recognised port of entry, British nationals have freedom of access and communication to and through the Eastern Sovereign Base Areas (ESBA) from the north.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/vo030708/text/30708w19.htm   (2720 words)

  
 Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 03-05-07
The Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Fred Eckhard, made reference to Cyprus during yesterday's press briefing, saying that the UN was pleased with the recent crossings of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots across the ceasefire line, but stressing that freedom of movement cannot in itself bring a lasting settlement of the Cyprus problem.
The UN Spokesman's statement on Cyprus was the following: "According to figures provided by the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), as of May 4th, approximately 170,000 Greek Cypriots had crossed from south to north while 75,000 Turkish Cypriots had done the reverse trip.
We are very pleased that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are crossing the buffer zone, and that people are patiently enduring the practical inconveniences which have put a strain on both sides and on the UN mission.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/cypio/2003/03-05-07.cypio.html   (375 words)

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