Backgammon has its Merit - North Cyprus Open
Posted By: greedygammon In Response To: Backgammon has its Merit - North Cyprus Open (Sabri Buyuksoy)
Date: Saturday, 22 March 2014, at 4:12 a.m.
In Response To: Backgammon has its Merit - North Cyprus Open (Sabri Buyuksoy)
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Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus (or North Cyprus), officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC; Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti), is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community as Turkish-occupied territory 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.
How is all this relevant? Well... i dont know.. is it relevant? Do we want to implicitly condone the occupation by attending a festival there? Thousands of Greek Cypriots were forcibly removed from their lands and property at the barrel of a gun. For all we know, that hotel where they were cavorting was confiscated from its rightful owners. JUst saying...
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