History UsefulNotes / Cyprus

9th Dec '14 2:00:32 AM Patachou
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Historically, the island has frequently been passed among various Mediterranean empires with only rare periods of true independence - RichardTheLionheart captured the island for England during the first Crusade (despite it belonging to the Byzantine empire he was supposed to be ''helping''), then sold it to Guy de Lusignan, a French noble who had been declared King of Jerusalem but had been defeated and lost his kingdom. The Lusignans ruled Cyprus for a few hundred years before dying out and the island passed to the Venetian empire, and was then conquered in 1570 by the Ottoman Turks, who kept it until 1878 when it was given to the British as war booty following the Russo-Turkish war.

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Historically, the island has frequently been passed among various Mediterranean empires with only rare periods of true independence - RichardTheLionheart UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart captured the island for England during the first Crusade (despite it belonging to the Byzantine empire he was supposed to be ''helping''), then sold it to Guy de Lusignan, a French noble who had been declared King of Jerusalem but had been defeated and lost his kingdom. The Lusignans ruled Cyprus for a few hundred years before dying out and the island passed to the Venetian empire, and was then conquered in 1570 by the Ottoman Turks, who kept it until 1878 when it was given to the British as war booty following the Russo-Turkish war.
18th Jan '14 2:24:18 PM FastEddie
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17th Jan '14 10:56:26 PM zero5889
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->The flag, ironically enough designed by Turkish Cypriot teacher and artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0smet_G%C3%BCney İsmet Güney]], deliberately avoids the Greek blue and Turkish red by using a white field, symbolizing (the still-elusive) peace. At the center is a map of the island, colored copper-orange to represent Cyprus' rich copper ore deposits, and below are a pair of olive branches, also symbolizing peace.

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->The flag, ironically enough designed by Turkish Cypriot teacher and artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0smet_G%C3%BCney İsmet Ismet Güney]], deliberately avoids the Greek blue and Turkish red by using a white field, symbolizing (the still-elusive) peace. At the center is a map of the island, colored copper-orange to represent Cyprus' rich copper ore deposits, and below are a pair of olive branches, also symbolizing peace.
17th Jan '14 10:55:48 PM zero5889
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->The flag, ironically enough designed by a Turkish Cypriot teacher, deliberately avoids the Greek blue and Turkish red by using a white field, symbolizing (the still-elusive) peace. At the center is a map of the island, colored copper-orange to represent Cyprus' rich copper ore deposits, and below are a pair of olive branches, also symbolizing peace.

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->The flag, ironically enough designed by a Turkish Cypriot teacher, teacher and artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0smet_G%C3%BCney İsmet Güney]], deliberately avoids the Greek blue and Turkish red by using a white field, symbolizing (the still-elusive) peace. At the center is a map of the island, colored copper-orange to represent Cyprus' rich copper ore deposits, and below are a pair of olive branches, also symbolizing peace.
29th Dec '13 7:34:33 PM merlinxchick
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The Republic of Cyprus ('''Greek:''' Κύπρος; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs), officially known as the Republic of Cyprus ('''Greek:''' Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.

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The Republic of Cyprus ('''Greek:''' Κύπρος; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs), officially known as the Republic of Cyprus ('''Greek:''' Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.
29th Dec '13 7:34:19 PM merlinxchick
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The Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία ''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratí­a'' in Greek (literally "Cypriot Republic"), ''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.

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The Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία ''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratí­a'' in Greek (literally "Cypriot Republic"), ''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) ('''Greek:''' Κύπρος; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs), officially known as the Republic of Cyprus ('''Greek:''' Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; '''Turkish:''' Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.
7th Jun '13 11:48:36 PM LordBadass
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The Republic of Cyprus (''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía'' in Greek, ''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.

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The Republic of Cyprus (''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía'' (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία ''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratí­a'' in Greek, Greek (literally "Cypriot Republic"), ''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state.



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14th May '13 3:42:12 PM MarkLungo
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->''Like EuropeanUnion customs laws, this entry only covers the area of Cyprus under effective control of the Republic of Cyprus. For the Turkish side, see UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus.''

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->''Like EuropeanUnion UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion's customs laws, this entry only covers the area of Cyprus under effective control of the Republic of Cyprus. For the Turkish side, see UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus.''
1st Feb '13 9:08:54 AM zero5889
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Like EuropeanUnion customs laws, this entry only covers the area of Cyprus under effective control of the Republic of Cyprus.

The Republic of Cyprus (''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía'' in Greek/''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state. For more on this still unresolved issue, see [[UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus North Cyprus]].

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Like ->''Like EuropeanUnion customs laws, this entry only covers the area of Cyprus under effective control of the Republic of Cyprus.

Cyprus. For the Turkish side, see UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus.''

The Republic of Cyprus (''Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía'' in Greek/''Kıbrıs Greek, ''Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti'' in Turkish) is an island in the Mediterranean. It gained independence from the UK in 1960. In 1974, Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus and the local Turkish Cypriots declared a separate state. For more on this still unresolved issue, see [[UsefulNotes/NorthCyprus North Cyprus]].
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->The flag, ironically enough designed by a Turkish Cypriot teacher, deliberately avoids
the red of Turkey and the Greek blue and Turkish red by using a white field, symbolizing (the still-elusive) peace. At the center is a map of Greece]]
the island, colored copper-orange to represent Cyprus' rich copper ore deposits, and below are a pair of olive branches, also symbolizing peace.
10th May '12 1:13:27 AM GMantis
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The Republic of Cyprus is a member of {{NATO}} and the European Union. It's notable for being a flag of convenience, tourism, always giving Greece [[EurovisionSongContest ''douze points'']] and the two British military bases. These last ones are actually British territory.

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The Republic of Cyprus is a member of {{NATO}} and the European Union. It's notable for being a flag of convenience, tourism, always giving Greece [[EurovisionSongContest ''douze points'']] and the two British military bases. These last ones are actually British territory.
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