When did Turkey take Northern Cyprus?

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)
• Turkish invasion of Cyprus 20 July 1974
• Autonomous Turkish Cypriot Administration 1 October 1974
• Turkish Federated State of Cyprus 13 October 1975
• Independence from the Republic of Cyprus 15 November 1983

When did Turkey invade northern Cyprus?

The coup staged by the Athens’ junta against the elected government of President Makarios on July 15, 1974, served Turkey as a pretext to impose its divisive plans against Cyprus. On July 20, 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus, violating all rules of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations.

When did Turks move to Cyprus?

Following the Ottoman conquest of the island in 1571, about 30,000 Turkish settlers were given land once they arrived in Cyprus.

Does Turkey recognize northern Cyprus?

Turkey has been the only country in the world to recognize the TRNC, however. Although the United States has never recognized the TRNC, it has consistently maintained its diplomatic relations with Cyprus since 1960.

When did Cyprus gain independence from Turkey?

This article is about the history of Cyprus from 1878 to the present. Cyprus was part of the British Empire, under military occupation from 1914 to 1925, and a Crown colony from 1925 to 1960. Cyprus became an independent nation in 1960.

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Is Turkey illegally occupying Cyprus?

The international community considers the TRNC’s territory as Turkish-occupied territory of the Republic of Cyprus. The occupation is viewed as illegal under international law, amounting to illegal occupation of European Union territory since Cyprus became a member.

Why is Famagusta forbidden?

The former resort suburb of Famagusta was abandoned and declared a buffer zone between the communities of the island after the Turkish military intervened as a guarantor power following a Greece-inspired coup attempt in 1974.

Why does Turkey not recognize Cyprus?

Turkey does not recognize the government of the Republic of Cyprus, stating that the Republic—as established by the Constitution of 1960—ceased to exist when the intercommunal violence that commenced in December 1963 ended Turkish Cypriot participation in the Cypriot government.

Do Turkish Cypriots speak Greek?

The official languages of the Republic of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish. In Northern Cyprus, Turkish was made the only official language by the 1983 constitution.

Languages of Cyprus
Official Greek, Turkish
Vernacular Cypriot Greek, Cypriot Turkish

Is Northern Cyprus an illegal state?

No nation other than Turkey has officially recognised Northern Cyprus as a sovereign state. The United Nations recognises it as territory of the Republic of Cyprus under Turkish occupation.

Do you need a Turkish visa for northern Cyprus?

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempted from visa. Turkmenistan: Ordinary and official passport holders are exempt from visa requirement for their travels to Turkey up to 30 days.

Is Cyprus more Greek or Turkish?

Cyprus had a total population of 573,566; of whom 442,138 (77.1%) were Greeks, 104,320 (18.2%) Turks, and 27,108 (4.7%) others.

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