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Cyprus Buffer Zone

Started by Solar, April 12, 2014, 02:02:52 AM

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Greek and Turkish Cypriots have lived estranged for decades. A power-sharing government crumbled soon after independence from Britain in 1960 and the island has been divided since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish invasion of the north in 1974. Four decades on, a United Nations-controlled buffer zone splits Cyprus east to west, with Cyprus's ethnic Greeks living in the south, and its Turks in the north. The buffer zone still contains crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses, and even an airport. Picture taken March 12, 2014.

(Photographs by Neil Hall/REUTERS)

Great pics of frozen in time, click the link.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/frozen-in-time-the-cyprus-buffer-zone-1397239512-slideshow/
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Well, the greek side is still a good place for a vacation, but I would never put my money in one of their banks.

Solar

Quote from: Mountainshield on April 13, 2014, 11:53:00 PM
Well, the greek side is still a good place for a vacation, but I would never put my money in one of their banks.
I'm not really current with the history of the region, so can I assume the Muscums won in this case and the Greeks had to concede thanks to the UN?
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Quote from: Solar on April 14, 2014, 01:17:01 AM
I'm not really current with the history of the region, so can I assume the Muscums won in this case and the Greeks had to concede thanks to the UN?

It seems the coup d'etat in Cyprus have many similarities to Ukraine and Georgia.

(1) Coup d'etat forces take power in effort to join in union with Greece.
(2) The Turks being opposed to Greece encourages its Turkish residents to create turmoil.
(3) Turkey invades Cyprus and divides the country citing dubious political justifications.

Well Turkey being a US ally and having lots of US manufactured firepower is a strong military state, cyprus is well cyprus. Sunny beaches, nice hotels and friendly natives  :smile:

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I've been trying to remember any "UN" success stories.......... :confused:

Anyone???  :blink:
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Quote from: Ek Ehecatl on May 14, 2014, 09:23:40 AM
I've been trying to remember any "UN" success stories.......... :confused:

Anyone???  :blink:
If you were a commie, you'd see plenty. :biggrin:
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