Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It has inhabitants of Greek and of Turkish origin.
In 1974 Turkey invaded the north in response to a military coup on the island which had been supported by the Greek government. The island (and capital city Nicosia) has since been divided with Turkey controlling the north. The southern part of the island has been an EU member since 2004. Here you can find all DW content on Cyprus in chronological order.
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Europe is heading into autumn. And that means millions of birds will start flying south to warmer regions. Every year the skies above Cyprus are filled with the spectacular sight of these migrating birds. But many of them won't be flying any further — tens of thousands of them are illegally trapped by hunters and never leave the island. Nathan Morley has more.
Tensions have re-emerged with a vengeance between historic rivals Turkey and Greece. The warships of each country have been facing off against each other in the Aegean and Mediterranean. And two Greek soldiers are being held by Turkey on espionage charges. Athens claims they’ve been taken hostage. So are these developments simply posturing or something more ominous? Dorian Jones reports.