Cyprus Transnational Issues
Cyprus Transnational Issues: A summary of information about Cyprus Transnational Issues, from government research data as well as independent research and other sources.
Cyprus: Transnational Issues
Disputes - international
1974 hostilities divided the island into two de facto autonomous areas, a Greek Cypriot area controlled by the internationally recognized Cypriot Government (59% of the island's land area) and a Turkish-Cypriot area (37% of the island), that are separated by a UN buffer zone (4% of the island); there are two UK sovereign base areas mostly within the Greek Cypriot portion of the island
minor transit point for heroin and hashish via air routes and container traffic to Europe, especially from Lebanon and Turkey; some cocaine transits as well