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8200 – 1050 BC

Prehistoric Age The very first signs of permanent settlement in Cyprus date from the Neolithic age (8200-3800 BC). While copper is mined in small...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The 1974 Turkish Invasion and its consequences

In 1967, a military junta seized power in Greece. The relationship between that regime and President Makarios of Cyprus was tense from the outset...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The usurpation of Greek Cypriot properties

Property rights are protected by both the tradition and practice of Western societies as well as by Western jurisprudence. This right was incorporated in...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Refugees and the Displaced

In a very short time period following the Turkish invasion some 170,000 Greek Cypriots were involuntarily displaced from their habitual homes and properties. Most...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Missing Persons

As a result of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the tragic humanitarian problem of the missing persons emerged. Some 1,474 persons, both military personnel...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The Enclaved

At the end of the second phase of the Turkish invasion late in August 1974, about 20,000 Greek and Maronite Cypriots inhabiting in villages...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – The Settlers

“…the arrival and establishment of the Turkish settlers is the most notable demographic occurrence in Cyprus since 1974…” This is the conclusion in the 1992...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has developed, since the ancient times, a cultural wealth with influences from the Byzantine, the Ottoman,...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Important legal decisions

• Cyprus v. Turkey (6780/74) and (6950/75)–European Commission of Human Rights, 1976 In a joint report (1976) under former article 31 of the European Convention,...

THE CYPRUS PROBLEM – Important legal decisions

• Cyprus v. Turkey (6780/74) and (6950/75)–European Commission of Human Rights, 1976 In a joint report (1976) under former article 31 of the European Convention,...

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Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...