Although the island became part of the Byzantine Empire in the fourth century, it was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1571 to 1878 and had an 18.3 percent Turkish minority in 1960. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots prefer to think of themselves as living close to Europe rather than Africa and the Middle East.
Greek Cypriots are Christian Orthodox, while Turkish Cypriots are Sunni Muslim. The island appears barren and yellow in the long summertime and greener in the winter, with carob and olive trees along with pine forests on the mountains.
Greek Cypriot official sources provided the following breakdown for the island as a whole in 1977: 735,900 total, of whom 623,200 are Greek (84.7 percent), 90,600 are Turkish (12.3 percent), and 22,100 (3 percent) are foreigners.
Bronze tools found in Sweden dating from 3,600 years ago were made using copper from the Mediterranean, archaeologists have shown.
It was never made clear whether the clinic was in the north or the south – a point of little interest to most British readers.Underwater excavation shows that the ship carried 10 tons of ingots, all of which seem to have originated in Cyprus. According to pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas, not really.You must be a member and logged in, to post replies and new topics.Hi All, Here is the new and first dating & friendship website for Cypriots, and people for Cyprus.. English and Greek languages are in process of development.