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Solomou case admitted by Human Rights
Court. (July 9, 1999)
Unarmed National Guard soldier shot and killed inside the United Nations buffer zone. (June 4, 1996)
Greek-Cypriot beaten up to death during anti-occupation protest. (August 11, 1996)
His cousin murdered by Turkish troops during protest following the funeral of the first victim. (August 14, 1996)
Turkish Soldiers Shoot Dead Unarmed Cypriot Refugee. (October 13, 1996)
Loizidou v. Turkey / European Court of Human Rights Condemns Turkey. (December 18, 1996)
Recent Events in Cyprus: Latest Articles from Foreign News Agencies.
is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. It is situated at the
north-eastern end of the east Mediterranean basin at a distance of 380km
north of Ejypt, 105km west of Syria and 75km south of Turkey. The Greek
mainland is some 800km to the west and the nearest Greek islands are Rhodes
and Carpathos 380km to the west.
Republic of Cyprus gained its independence from Britain in 1960.
Cyprus has a population of approximately 750000. (81.9% Greek Cypriots
and 18.1% Turkish Cypriots).
1974 the junta which then ruled Greece staged an abortive coup
against the president Archibishop Makarios and Turkey launched
an invasion "to restore constitutional
order". TWENTY FIVE years on, 38% of the island still
remains under the invaders' occupation in defiance of United
Nations Resolutions of unequivoal substance. And the Cyprus
Problem has become a major dispute in the sensitive Middle East.
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