Place:Northern Cyprus


NameNorthern Cyprus
Alt namesTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyetisource: Wikipedia
Kuzey Kibrissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kuzey Kıibrıis Türk Cumhuriyetisource: Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 593
Northern Cyprussource: Middle East, National Geographic (1991) map supplement
República Turca de Chipre del Nortesource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
República Turca do Norte de Chipresource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
République turque du Nord de Chypresource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Turkish Federated State of Cyprussource: Middle East, National Geographic (1991) map supplement
Türkische Republik Nordzypernsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
TypeOccupied territory
Coordinates35.174°N 33.357°E
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Louroujina salient
National district
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC; ), is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey,[1] Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community as part of the Republic of Cyprus.

Northern Cyprus extends from the tip of the Karpass Peninsula in the north east, westward to Morphou Bay and Cape Kormakitis (the Kokkina/Erenköy exclave marks the westernmost extent of the area), and southward to the village of Louroujina. A buffer zone under the control of the United Nations stretches between Northern Cyprus and the rest of the island and divides Nicosia, the island's largest city and capital of both states.

The 1974 coup d'état, an attempt to annex the island to Greece, was followed by the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. This resulted in the eviction of much of the north's Greek Cypriot population, the flight of Turkish Cypriots from the south, and the partitioning of the island, leading to a unilateral declaration of independence by the North in 1983. Due to its lack of recognition, Northern Cyprus is heavily dependent on Turkey for economic, political and military support.

Attempts to reach a solution to the Cyprus dispute have been unsuccessful. The Turkish Army maintains a large force in Northern Cyprus. While its presence is supported and approved by the TRNC government, the Republic of Cyprus and the international community regard it as an illegal occupation force, and its presence has been denounced in several United Nations Security Council resolutions.[2]

Northern Cyprus is a semi-presidential, democratic republic with an economy that is dominated by the services sector. The economy has seen growth through the 2000s, with the GNP per capita more than tripling, but is held back by an international embargo due to the official closure of the ports in Northern Cyprus by the Republic of Cyprus. The official language is Turkish, with a distinct local dialect being spoken. The vast majority of the population consists of Sunni Muslims, while religious attitudes are moderate and secular.


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