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  A Window on Cyprus, a guide to Cyprus for lifestyle, travel, history, tourism, regulations people and much more.
Being an island, sailing is a traditional pastime, in fact the remnants of the Kyrenia ship was found off the coast in 1967, and that is dated at a rough 1800 years old.
There are still only a couple of decent marinas in Cyprus, the one in Larnaca being our favourite, but over the years many people have visited on their way round the world or on a trip to or from Australia and the far East.
Food is food, and in Cyprus we have the mixing of some of the great cuisines of the world.
www.windowoncyprus.com   (1159 words)

  Cyprus - Government and Politics
Politics in both communities, governed separately since 1964 and physically separated since 1974, have been dominated by the lack of consensus, both between and within the two communities, over the very identity of the state and the structure of its government and political institutions.
The status of the 1959 treaties that established the republic in 1960 remained in dispute, posing a challenge to the Greek Cypriot claim of legal authority and sovereignty over the whole island (except for the 256 square kilometers that are sovereign British base areas).
Makarios, the dominant political and religious figure for Greek Cypriots, died of a heart attack in the summer of 1977 at age sixty-three.
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 Cyprus Island - Information - Politics
Cyprus is a member of the United Nations, and its specialized agencies, the Council of Europe and the Commonwealth.
Cyprus is represented through full diplomatic missions in 29 countries, 9 major international organizations and several consulates general around the world.
The EU's acquis communautaire is suspended in north Cyprus pending a settlement of the island's division.
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Cyprus is a small and expensive island-nation, and was our first re-introduction to the 1st world after 6 months of cruising.
Cyprus is a small island-nation, settled around 1000 BC with a long history of being dominated by outside nations from the Assyrians in 700 BC to Britain in the 20th century.
Cyprus is a sad case where its people continue to be influenced by Greece and Turkey, the countries of origin of most of their people.
www.longpassages.org /cyprus.htm   (617 words)

 Cyprus - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Cyprus is geographically in Western Asia (or the Near East), though politically and culturally it is considered as being in Europe.
Cyprus was originally settled in prehistory from the Levant.
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.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/y/p/Cyprus.html   (3703 words)

 Cyprus Government Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turkish army possess still northern part of Cyprus, despite the international condemnation of Turkey for the invasion in the island and the continuing violation of the human right Cypriot population.
Cyprus is a small country with long history and rich cultural.
Unfortunately from the of 1974 cultural Cyprus is found under Turkish possession and consequently the µe this is impossible.
www.agora-cyprus.com /cyprus_government_politics.htm   (387 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Makarios was born in the village of Panayia in the Paphos District on August 13, 1913.
In August 1954, partly at Makarios's instigation, Greece began to raise the 'Cyprus Question' at the United Nations, arguing for the principle of self-determination to be applied to Cyprus.
Makarios undoubtedly had common political ground with EOKA and was acquainted with its leader, the Greek soldier and politician George Grivas, but the extent of his involvement is unclear and disputed.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Makarios_III   (2992 words)

 North Cyprus Border, North Cyprus Politics, Insurance TRNC
All in all it seems that by opening the border the two sides may be coming together in terms of at least an acceptance of the other community.
Then and only then when the people of today are gone and their descendants look back may they wonder if it was a myth, what brave ancestors they had that reached across the divide and said take my hand for I trust you.
Which is also known as Metehan is considered the main crossing point between the two sides of Cyprus due to sheer volume of people that cross at this checkpoint.
www.northcyprusonline.com /North-Cyprus-Online-Checkpoint.php   (929 words)

 Cyprus | Government and Politics | Political Parties | Foreign Embassies | NGOs
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a democratic, secular republic based on the principles of social justice and the rule of law.
The Republic of Cyprus is recognized internationally and governs 60% of the island's geographical area; it is considered the legitimate government of the island.
The Council, since the withdrawal in 1963 of Turkish Cypriots from all government offices of the Republic of Cyprus, is composed of eleven Greek Cypriots appointed by the President.
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Cyprus was now to enjoy some two and a half centuries of generally peaceful and prosperous Egyptian rule under a military governor.
Its objective in acquiring Cyprus (apart from securing a plentiful supply of the then Sultan's favourite wine some cynics would have us believe) was achieved by its ejection of the Venetians who had proved to be a troublesome neighbour.
Cyprus eventually achieved its independence in 1960 for which Britain, Greece and Turkey were to act as guarantors.
www.observercyprus.com /ncm/allour_yesterday.htm   (2988 words)

 Politics of Cyprus
Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided de facto into the government-controlled southern two-thirds of the island and the Turkish-Cypriot northern one-third.
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has continued as the internationally recognized authority; in practice, its power extends only to the Greek Cypriot-controlled areas.
The 165,000 Greek Cypriot refugees are also a potent political force, along with the independent Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which has some influence in temporal as well as ecclesiastical matters.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/po/Politics_of_Cyprus.html   (1102 words)

 Cyprus Island - Information - Politics - the cyprus problem
Cyprus is a small island in the eastern part of the Mediterranean sea.
Currently, 26 years later, 30,000 Turkish troops are stationed on the occupied part of the island making it "one of the most highly militarized areas in the world", according to the June 1994 report of the UN Secretary General to the Security Council.
The UN Security Council in Resolution 939/1994 clearly "reiterates that the maintenance of the status quo is unacceptable" and "reaffirms its position that a Cyprus settlement must be based on a State of Cyprus with a single sovereignty and international personality and a single citizenship".
www.cyprusisland.com /01_Information/cyprusproblem.htm   (0 words)

 Cyprus - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The island of Cyprus was the sole reason why the Ottoman Empire and the British Empire collapsed and the E.U. emerged.
Cyprus is the only country to have true Goths® who serve the goth community in the right way.
Cyprus is currently experiencing technical difficulties with Abrahamic and Judaic religions.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Cyprus   (1771 words)

 War and Politics-Cyprus
The military build-up in Cyprus, unlike the other campaigns of post-war britain, did not begin in response to a threat to that colony.
Cyprus was to house the British Middle East Headquarters, and at the same time the first stirrings of the Enosis movement began.
In September 1955, sixteen EOKA terrorists escaped from Kyrenia Castle and this shattered public confidence in the Islands administration, the burning of the British institute in Metazas Square in Nicosia on 17th September persuaded the British Government of the seriousness of the situation.
www.britains-smallwars.com /cyprus/war.html   (1750 words)

 About Cyprus
Cyprus is the third largest island of the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyprus is an independent republic, with a president and parliament.
Cyprus gained its independence from Great Britain in 1960, but unfortunately the colonization left its mark in producing tension between the Greeks and Turks on the mainland.
www.skicyprus.com /skicyprus/TheIsland/theisland.asp   (1290 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Politics of Cyprus
His cabinet includes six ministers from Clerides' Democratic Rally party, two ministers from the EDEK (socialist) party, three from the Democratic Party (who broke ranks with party leader Spyros Kyprianou) and one from the United Democrats.
Turkish Cypriots held multi-party parliamentary elections in 1993, removing the long-ruling National Unity Party in favour of a coalition of the Democratic and Republican Turkish parties.
Flag description: White with a copper-colored silhouette of the island (the name Cyprus is derived from the Greek word for copper) above two green crossed olive branches in the center of the flag; the branches symbolize the hope for peace and reconciliation between the Greek and Turkish communities.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Politics_of_Cyprus   (1225 words)

 CRS Product: Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cyprus talks are vulnerable to changes in the atmosphere between the two communities and within each community and to factors not part of the talks.
Mitsotakis was criticized in Greece and Cyprus for failing to declare a Cyprus settlement a precondition for improved Greek-Turkish ties.
Turkey focused on a reference to the fact that "all relevant factors" would be taken into consideration when a final decision on Cyprus's membership is made; therefore the EU could consider a settlement or lack thereof at that time as a factor in its decision-making.
www.house.gov /pallone/newslet-cyprus-CRS.htm   (7317 words)

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All the characteristics of Cypriot political life — inconsistency, opportunism, vacuous sloganeering, irresponsible super-patriotism and unchecked rhetoric — are encapsulated in this case, for which, Prodromou is the least responsible.
Prodromou was elected a DISY deputy in 1996, re-elected in 2001 and found a comfortable political home in the party of the ‘national traitors’ for eight years, leaving aside his super-patriotic nonsense.
But instead of calling an end to his political career and going home, he made an 180 degree turn and now, without shame, he is looking to return to the party that he had been savagely disparaging for the last couple of years.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=29015&cat_id=1   (631 words)

 Party Politics in Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Multiparty politics in both Greek and Turkish Cyprus have shared three characteristics: they both started with an emphasis on unity; in both they went on to an extreme clash of political philosophies which is reflected in minor differences of policy and in both there are regular expressions of the priority of the
Greek Cypriot politics was specially affected by their first leader being an Archbishop who belonged to no party and by the previous existence and organizational strength of a communist party, AKEL, with close associations with the main trade union movement.
At that stage he was opposed to party politics; and it was not until December of the same year that even a marxist opposition party was formed, the Republican Turkish Party.
www.cyprus-conflict.net /party_politics_in_cyprus.htm   (1828 words)

 Official Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Washington D.C.
After the accession talks started, Mr Vassiliou still had to work hard at convincing sceptical EU member-states that the Cyprus government was committed to finding a settlement, while at the same time overseeing technical aspects of the negotiations.
In spite of coming from a family with impeccable leftwing credentials, Mr Vassiliou is not quite part of the Cyprus political establishment.
He says he is undecided about staying in politics after Cyprus's accession, although, in the event of a settlement, he would be an obvious candidate for the post of president of the new federation of Cyprus.
www.cyprusembassy.net /home/index.php?module=article&id=553   (783 words)

 Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 98-03-11
The further upgrading of cooperation between Cyprus and Greece in the defence field and the joint defence pact agreed between the two governments in 1993, will be discussed.
The Cyprus radio reported today that Cordovez will convey letters from the Secretary-General to the leaders of the two communities urging them to participate in the peace talks aiming at a bizonal, bicommunal federation.
Invited to comment on press reports that the US is exerting pressure on the Cyprus government to postpone the deployment of the surface-to-air missile system S-300 it ordered from Russia, he stressed the deal is legal in all respects.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/cna/1998/98-03-11.cna.html   (1551 words)

 Stories Tagged 'cyprus' » Netscape.com
Politics – Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos has become aware of the fact that his strategy based on hampering Turkey's European Union membership process has failed and thus, as part of a new strategy, he is trying…
News – France and Greek Cyprus signed an agreement to facilitate military and defense cooperation, drawing an angry response from Ankara, which said the deal was against relevant international agreements.
Politics – Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's upcoming visit to the US comes at a time when Turkey's expectations about US movement on sensitive issues are increasing.
travel.netscape.com /tag/cyprus   (847 words)

 Property Frontiers | Cyprus : History & Politics
Ethnically Greek from the second millennium BC, Cyprus was subject in turn to the empires of Assyria, Persia, Macedonia, Egypt, Rome, Byzantium, the Franks and the Venetians.
Following the Copenhagen summit Cyprus signed the accession treaty on the 16th of April 2003 in Athens and is now a full member of the EU since 1 st May 2004.
The Republic of Cyprus is a presidential democracy currently headed by Tassos Papadopoulos who won the presidential elections on 16 February 2003.
www.propertyfrontiers.com /countries/cyprus/history.html   (415 words)

 People's Daily Online -- New leadership in northern Cyprus helps reunification
A new political landscape has emerged in the Cyprus island following Mehmet Ali Talat's victory in the presidential election of the breakaway north, a move observers said conducive to the reunification process.
Some local political analysts believe a new era is in store for the north under Talat's "pragmatic" approach to politics.
Cyprus has been divided into Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north since 1974 when Turkish troops entered the northern third of the island in the wake of an abortive coup seeking union with Greece.
english.people.com.cn /200504/19/eng20050419_181704.html   (658 words)

 Agia Napa - Cyprus - Mark Moxon, Travel Writer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In fact, it's downright turgid, and is all the more fascinating for it; wandering around the ancient ruins of Pafos and Kourion, you find yourself picturing the scene with the ruins brought to life, full of Romans and Greeks worshipping their gods and gorging themselves at legendary banquets...
The politics of Cyprus is hardly the stuff of which happy holidays are made, though for those with an eye on history rather than hedonism, its effects are more profound than any number of peach schnapps chasers.
Before the government changed the names of places in Cyprus, Agia Napa was written Ayia Napa, which is the way most tour operators write it, the way most dance compilations write it, and the way you say it.
www.moxon.net /cyprus/agia_napa.html   (1277 words)

 Stories Tagged 'cyprus' » Netscape.com
Politics – Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos has become aware of the fact that his strategy based on hampering Turkey's European Union membership process has failed and thus, as part of a new strategy, he is trying…
News – France and Greek Cyprus signed an agreement to facilitate military and defense cooperation, drawing an angry response from Ankara, which said the deal was against relevant international agreements.
Politics – Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul's upcoming visit to the US comes at a time when Turkey's expectations about US movement on sensitive issues are increasing.
donoevil.netscape.com /tag/cyprus   (901 words)

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