a modern sports hall and a health and wellness campus covering more than 2000 square meters.
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.
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.
-bidonlari-h37078.html publisher Kıbrıs Time accessdate 4 January 2015 Nearby Büyük Han, the largest caravanserai in the island and considered to be one of the finest buildings in Cyprus, was built in 1572 by the Ottomans (Ottoman Empire). The building has 68 rooms and a small mosque in the middle, and currently functions as a tourist-frequented cultural center, with souvenir and handicraft shops, cafes with traditional food and cultural activities such as small-scale opera concerts
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
Collider experiment at CERN, as well as Ebola virus disease treatment research.
and Morphou intersect. North Nicosia is home to the Nicosia International Fair and an Organized Industrial Area, where many businesses and manufacturers, the location of which, along with other facilities such as the large sports complex, were chosen to be on the connection between the highways linking Morphou to Famagusta. North Nicosia hugely influences the economy of the district around it, as far as the Ercan International Airport, along with Dikomo in the Girne District. ref name
the culture of North Nicosia. The Near East University annually holds a spring fest, during which famous Turkish Cypriot, Turkish and international singers and bands perform, dance festivals, sports and board game competitions are held. ref>
& Travel Guide'', Sü-Ha Tic., p. 80 The walled city has been facilitated to be easily navigable on foot, but the municipality has been criticized over the lack of a reliable system of public transport. Sports File:Nicosia
three kinds of high schools: state-owned highschools (lise) that teach in Turkish, state-owned "colleges" (kolej) that teach in English and private high schools. The Türk Maarif Koleji is a state-owned high school with over 1000 students that teaches in English, was established in 1964 and prepares students for the British educational system. <
by the Turkish Cypriot media in a feat that was seen as a major surprise victory. The organisation of the municipality features a 22-member City Council, composed of 8 councilors from the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), 6 from the National Unity Party (National Unity Party (Northern Cyprus)) (UBP
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and contiguous, and in the center of the neighborhood is a historic fountain. Still a residential area, the neighborhood is considered to be one of the best representations of the Cypriot culture. Further south, next to the Ledra Street checkpoint, is the Arasta area. The area
was pedestrianized in 2013 and is home to a network of historic shopping streets, reflecting an eastern shopping tradition with food and traditional items. The area is frequented by tourists.
'''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.