Cyprus History

The Year That Divided Cyprus

By Ralph Kratzer

Divided CyprusWe have already published numerous articles on our websites and which deal with the separation of Cyprus in 1974, the history before and after.

The island is, to date, divided into the Turkish Cypriot northern and the Greek Cypriot southern part, and as it seems at the moment, not much will change in the foreseeable future.

On the Internet I found by chance a video report by Carla Prater for Forces TV, which is relatively new and is dealing with the separation of Cyprus in a clear way.

The Year That Divided Cyprus by Carla Prater

Forcestv LogoIn 1974 Cyprus was torn apart by fighting following a military coup and the arrival of Turkish forces on the island.

For over 40 years, the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have been separated and a buffer zone has been put in place between the two sides.

Carla Prater has been looking back at the events of that year and how the island has moved on from its divide.

To watch the video – please click here!

Source: Forces TV