The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. The TRNC is internationally recognized only by Turkey.
A united Cyprus gained independence from British rule in August 1960. Northern Cyprus is heavily dependent on Turkey for economic, political and military support. So far, international attempts to reach a solution to the Cyprus dispute have been unsuccessful. This page collates DW's latest content related to Northern Cyprus.
The Turkish Cypriot presidential election is headed to a second round, no candidate bagged enough votes to claim outright victory. Incumbent Dervis Eroglu will go toe-to-toe with independent Mustafa Akinci in the runoff.
Elections are coming up in the Turkish controlled breakaway state of northern Cyprus. But many people are lukewarm about the vote. The island was split into a Turkish Cypriot north and an internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south in 1974. Since then the UN has been attempting to re-unite the island. Nathan Morley reports from Cyprus on how the division is influencing the election.
Ever since Turkey invaded the northern part of Cyprus in 1974, divisions between Greek and Turkish Cypriots have grown deeper. After forty years, it’s only the older generations that remember what co-existence on the island was like - before people from both populations were displaced: Greek Cypriots to the south, Turkish Cypriots to the north. Alexa Dvorson reports.