North Nicosia

What is North Nicosia known for?


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; The Nicosia Turkish Municipality is headed by the mayor, Mehmet Harmancı from the Communal Democracy Party (TDP). He came to power in the local elections in 2014 with 38% of the popular vote, defeating the candidates of two major parties who were considered to be candidates with the highest chances

), 6 from the Communal Democracy Party, 1 from the Democratic Party (Democratic Party (Northern Cyprus)) (DP-UG) and 1 from the New Cyprus Party (YKP). Mayors of Nicosia Turkish Municipality Below is a list of mayors of the Nicosia Turkish Municipality since its establishment in 1958:<

;ref * Tahsin Gözmen: 1958–1962 * Cevdet Mirata: 1962–1962 * Fuat Celalettin: 1962–1968 * Ziver Kemal: 1969–1976 * Mustafa Akıncı: 1976–1990 * Burhan Yetkili: 1990–1994 * Şemi Bora: 1994–2002 * Kutlay Erk: 2002–2006 * Cemal Metin Bulutoğluları: 2006–2013 * Kadri Fellahoğlu


popular attention

are hindered by an international sports embargo. It was also part of the annual Cyprus Rally in 2014, which garnered huge popular attention and attracted crowds.


annual rock

; In 2014, the university built the Park Near East on an area of 220000 thousand square metres, and the concerts of Deep Purple and Turkish bands such as Yüksek Sadakat drew tens of thousands of spectators from Cyprus and Turkey. During the festival, the Moscow State Ballet also performed in the university. It also hosts the annual Rock 'n Cyprus festival, at which bands from Turkey perform,


creating artistic

publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 2 January 2015 Fine arts The city has fine arts institutions at university levels, with the fine arts faculties of the Near East University and Cyprus International University. The universities contribute to the artistic culture of the city by participating in exhibitions and competitions, and students are involved in creating artistic depictions of Nicosia.


cultural association

cultural activities; the Alevi (Alevism) Cultural Association is headquartered in Nicosia. Popular culture thumb right The 2014 Rock 'n Cyprus Festival (File:Rock n Cyprus north nicosia 2014.jpg) The universities enrich


modern dance

haberler.com accessdate 2 January 2015 North Nicosia annually hosts the Nicosia International Folk Dance Festival, where groups from various countries perform all around the city in parks and squares. Several modern dance activities also take place in the city, where several dance schools are established. Internationally renowned musicals and dance shows are performed in front of crowded audiences in the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center.


artistic culture

publisher Kıbrıs Postası accessdate 2 January 2015 Fine arts The city has fine arts institutions at university levels, with the fine arts faculties of the Near East University and Cyprus International University. The universities contribute to the artistic culture of the city by participating in exhibitions and competitions, and students are involved in creating artistic depictions of Nicosia.


dance shows

2015 The two buildings overlook a square, named the Selimiye Square, which also hosts cultural activity and occasional dance shows.

visiting universities perform their own traditional dances. The city hosts folk dance shows of children from other countries in the annual children's day on 23 April.

haberler.com accessdate 2 January 2015 North Nicosia annually hosts the Nicosia International Folk Dance Festival, where groups from various countries perform all around the city in parks and squares. Several modern dance activities also take place in the city, where several dance schools are established. Internationally renowned musicals and dance shows are performed in front of crowded audiences in the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center.


educational year

of the Turkish Anadolu University, along with two vocational schools (Atatürk Academy of Teachers and the Police Academy) that are equivalent to universities. As of the 2014-2015 educational year, North Nicosia is home to a student population of over 34,000; Near East University is the largest university in Northern Cyprus with 25,068 students; Cyprus International University has 8324 students and the University of Mediterranean Karpasia has 632.


top football

Ataturk Stadium.jpg thumb left Nicosia Atatürk Stadium thumb right CIU Arena, the sports complex of the Cyprus International University that is the largest in Northern Cyprus (File:CIU Arena Basketball.jpg) Football is a popular sport in North Nicosia. The city hosts four out of the fourteen teams of the Turkish Cypriot Süper Lig (Birinci Lig), the top football division in Northern Cyprus: Çetinkaya (Çetinkaya Türk S.K.), Yenicami (Yenicami Ağdelen S.K.), Küçük Kaymaklı (Küçük Kaymaklı Türk S.K.) and Gönyeli (Gönyeli S.K.).

North Nicosia

'''North Nicosia''' or '''Northern Nicosia''' ( ) is the capital and largest city of the ''de facto'' state of Northern Cyprus. It is the northern part of the divided city of Nicosia and is governed by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality. As of 2011, North Nicosia had a population of 61,378 and a metropolitan area with a population of 82,539.

Following the intercommunal violence (Cypriot intercommunal violence) of the 1960s, the capital of Republic of Cyprus was divided between the island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and north respectively in 1963. indley, Dan. Promoting peace with information: transparency as a tool of security regimes (2007) Princeton University Press, p.87 A coup by the Greek military junta in an attempt to unite the island with Greece in 1974 led to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and the international community considers North Nicosia to be under Turkish occupation since then.

The city is the economic, political and cultural center of Northern Cyprus, with many shops, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a historic walled city and a modern metropolitan area, with the Dereboyu (Dereboyu Avenue) region as its center of business and entertainment. Described as a city with high levels of welfare, it has seen great urban growth and development in the 21st century, including the construction of new highways and high-rises. It hosts a significant number of tourists and a variety of cultural activities, including its international festivals of theater and music. With a student population over 34,000, North Nicosia is an important center of education and research and is home to three universities, of which the Near East University is the biggest.

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