How many Turkish Cypriots are in Cyprus?

Kıbrıslı Türkler
Total population
Northern Cyprus est. 150,000

How many Cypriots are in Cyprus?

Greek Cypriots

Total population
c. 1.2 million
Regions with significant populations
Cyprus 659,115 (2011 census) ≈500,000 in diaspora
United Kingdom 270,000

What percent of Cyprus is Turkish?

Greek Cypriot community was 701,000 people or 74.5%, Turkish Cypriot community was 91.800 people or 9.8%, and foreign nationals 147.300 people or 15.7%. The population of the Government controlled area is estimated at 854.800 at the end of 2016, compared to 848.300 at the end of 2015, recording an increase of 0,8%.

How many Turkish Cypriots died in Cyprus?

The violence resulted in the death of 364 Turkish and 174 Greek Cypriots, destruction of 109 Turkish Cypriot or mixed villages and displacement of 25,000–30,000 Turkish Cypriots.

Do Turkish Cypriots have Turkish citizenship?

Naturalized Northern Cyprus citizens are persons granted citizenship by the de facto Government of Northern Cyprus, which is recognized only by Turkey.

Northern Cyprus citizenship.

Northern Cyprus Citizenship Act
Enacted by Government of Northern Cyprus
Status: Current legislation

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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What do they eat in Cyprus?

Dishes of Cyprus

Traditional Cypriot foods include souvlakia (grilled meat kebabs), shaftalia (grilled sausage), afella (pork marinated in coriander), fried halloumi cheese, olives, pitta bread, kolokasi (root vegetables), lamb, artichokes, chickpeas and rabbit stews (stifado).

Are Turkish Cypriots Muslims?

Turkish Cypriots represent some of the most secular Muslims in the world. While they consider themselves as part of the Hanefi school of Sunni Islam and hold strong belief in God, most do not follow a lifestyle that reflects the char- acteristics of their ethnic compatriots in Turkey.

Are Turkish Cypriots Arab?

Standard Turkish is the official language of Northern Cyprus. The vernacular spoken by Turkish Cypriots is Cypriot Turkish, which has been influenced by Cypriot Greek as well as English.

Turkish Cypriots.

Kıbrıslı Türkler
Total population
United States 6,000 (Turkish Cypriot immigrants in 1993)

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.

Is Cyprus split in two?

Cyprus has been divided, de facto, into the Greek Cypriot controlled southern two-thirds of the island and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus a third. The Republic of Cyprus is the internationally recognised government of the Republic of Cyprus, that controls the southern two-thirds of the island.

Is North Cyprus safe?

Despite political tensions, an often-noticeable military presence and geographic proximity to troubled areas, North Cyprus is currently perfectly safe and a vast majority of visitors will experience no problems during their visit. The political situation is somewhat tense, but not violent.

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