Northern Cyprus

What is Northern Cyprus known for?

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Northern Cyprus is divided into five districts. Lefkoşa (Lefkoşa District), Gazimağusa (Gazimağusa District), Girne (Kyrenia District), Güzelyurt (Güzelyurt District) and İskele (İskele District). In addition there are further twelve sub-districts divided between the five larger districts and twenty-eight municipalities. 600px Blank district map of Northern Cyprus (File:Blank district map Northern Cyprus.png) Lefkoşa (Lefkoşa District) Girne (Kyrenia District) İskele (İskele District) small

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University of Lefke (Lefke Avrupa Üniversitesi) * Girne American University (Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi) There is also a campus of Middle East Technical University. Istanbul Technical University is also planning to open a campus in Northern Cyprus. 2 Atatürk Teacher Academy and Police Academy provide vocational education in related subjects. Work Working is forbidden to anybody not in possession of a permit, which is not easily obtainable for visitors. Cope Electricity

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consists of a rich variety of local tunes, influenced by the mainland Turkish music to a limited extent. Historically, it was shaped around the tradition of weddings, the primary social gatherings at the time. Violin, goblet drum, known locally as "darbuka", zurna and other drums were heavily used in these gatherings, and a large number of traditional songs developed based on this legacy.

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Since then, Northern Cyprus's representatives have actively participated in all PACE activities without voting rights. The European Union considers the area not under effective control of the Republic of Cyprus as EU territory under Turkish military occupation and thus indefinitely exempt from EU legislation (Community acquis) until a settlement has been found. The status of Northern Cyprus has become a recurrent issue especially during the recent talks for Accession of Turkey

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&geomap &membership_type 2&contactname &agencyname &countryID 0&orderby title Member profile publisher Inqaahe accessdate 14 February 2014 In 2013 there were 63,765 university students from 114 countries in nine universities in Northern Cyprus. In 2014, the number of students increased to 70,004, (15,210 Turkish Cypriots; 36,148 from Turkey; 18,646 international students):

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''' (also known as Ayasofya or St. Sophia Cathedral). Enjoy your meal and traditional crafts under the shade of the historical '''Great Inn''' (Büyük Han) - a favorite for tourists. Wander around the streets to see the traditional architecture, especially in the '''Samanbahçe''' quarter, the 500-year-old and yet active '''Great Turkish Bath''' (Büyük Hamam), shop at the historical '''Bandabulya''' bazaar, greet the Venetian Column at the historical heart of the city - '''Atatürk Square

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Law_history Cyprusproposal.shtml International Expert Panel for a European Solution in Cyprus * UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Cyprus * Timeline of Cyprus issue by BBC * Assembly of Turkish American Associations * Turkish Cypriots of Australia – Historical Book * EU task-force on Turkish Cypriot

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directly then crossing the green line to holiday in Northern Cyprus.

Turkish Peace Force also reports directly to the Turkish General Staff in Ankara. The Cyprus Turkish Peace Force is deployed principally along the Green Line (Green Line (Cyprus)) and in locations where hostile amphibious landings might take place. The presence of the mainland Turkish military in Cyprus is highly controversial, having been denounced as an illegal occupation force by the Republic of Cyprus and the international community. Several United Nations Security Council resolutions have called on the Turkish forces to withdraw. UN Security Council resolutions 353(1974), 357(1974), 358(1974), 359(1974), 360(1974), 365(1974) A 2011 article published in ''Defence and Peace Economics'' by Mete Feridun of the University of Greenwich and Bansi Sawhney of the University of Baltimore, military expenditure in North Cyprus has a statistically significant impact on economic growth. Feridun, Mete, Sawhney, Bansi and Shahbaz, Muhammad (2011) The impact of military spending on economic growth: the case of North Cyprus. Defence and Peace Economics, 22 (5). pp. 555-562. ISSN 1024-2694 (print), 1476-8267 (online) (doi:10.1080 10242694.2011.562370) Geography

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: ?cat 2 title SA Solar Challenge 2014 work Sasol Solar Challenge accessdate 1 October 2014 Culture Music and dance thumb right 180px Ziynet Sali (File:Ziynet Sali.jpg) is a Turkish Cypriot pop singer famous in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. thumb Turkish Cypriot (File:Turkish Cypriot folk dancers.jpg) children, dressed in traditional clothing, preparing for a folk-dance show Turkish Cypriot folk music

, important singers and bands include SOS (SOS (band)) and Fikri Karayel. Literature Poetry is the most widely published form

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Otobüs" belgesel filmi haberi Haber, Haberler, Haberi, Haberleri, Haber oku, Gazete, Gazetesi, Gazeteleri, Gazete oku publisher accessdate 14 February 2014 Theater File:Karagoez-davul-Hacivat-zurna.jpg thumb left Karagöz and Hacivat

Northern Cyprus

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Northern Cyprus extends from the tip (Cape Apostolos Andreas) 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 (United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus) 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 (1974 Cypriot 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.

Northern Cyprus is a semi-presidential (semi-presidential system), 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 (Turkish language), with a distinct local dialect (Cypriot Turkish) being spoken. The vast majority of the population consists of Sunni Muslims, while religious attitudes are moderate and secular.

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