Cyprus has a fascinating history, and the conflict between Greece and Turkey continues to this day, as the Greek financial crisis threatens the balance between the two sections of the island.
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A boy passes by the graves of Greek and Cypriot soldiers who were killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, July 20. Greek and Cypriot soldiers were killed in 1974 during the Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of the northern part of the island of Cyprus. July 20, is 37th anniversary of Turkish invasion. Cyprus was split into Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north in 1974 when Turkey invaded in response to a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
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