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Where is Northern Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, located 40 miles south of Turkey. Smaller than Sicily or Sardinia and larger than Corsica or Crete. Cyprus has a fascinating history and is of enormous strategic importance - marking the meeting point of three continents: Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It has a total area of 1357 square miles – roughly the size of Wales.

Cyprus, a former British Colony until 1960, has been divided into two separate states since 1974. The North of the island is called Northern Cyprus or the TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) and The Republic of Cyprus (Greek Cypriots) is in the South of the island. This division was overseen by the UN following 11 years of unrest following the departure of the British. A boundary known as the "Green Line" runs through Nicosia (Lefkosa), the capital of both South and North Cyprus, separating the two states. At present there are five border crossings, offering 24 hour unrestricted access for EU citizens to pass through from North to South. The Island of Cyprus is serviced by many airlines including Atlasglobal, Easyjet.com, Ryanair.com and Pegasus Airlines..