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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

CYP

Website

Cyprus

Established

8/16/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/10/2004


Country

Northern Cyprus

Parliament

House of Representatives

President

President

European Parliament

Famagusta District

Kyrenia District

Larnaca District

Limassol District

Nicosia District

Paphos District


DESCRIPTION

Republic of Cyprus A former colony of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Cyprus is situated in the Middle East as an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. With its capital in Nicosia, Cyprus is comprised of six districts: Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos. It also has disputed claims over territories held by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Kyrenia, Famagusta, Lefkosa in Nicosia, and Larnaca. Cyprus is currently in a violent struggle with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for reunification. As a republic, Cyprus is led by a popularly elected President. He governs in five-year terms as both head of state and government. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon. It consists of 80 seats: 56 are assigned to the Greek Cypriots and 24 to Turkish Cypriots. Only the seats of Greek Cypriots are filled rendering the 24 Turkish seats vacant.


INFO LINKS

Parliament of Cyprus

Press and Information Office of Cyprus

Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

Cyprus: Divided Island


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MEDIA

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Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

3/17/2013 5:00 pm

News

Cyprus works on last-minute deal to soften bank levy

RBH

1/26/2010 3:00 am

News

Cyprus could split like Czechoslovakia, Turkish Cypriots say

kal

12/14/2003 12:00 am

News

Turkish Cypriot power shift looms

Picimpalious


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