CYPRUS: an island country with rich cultural history [HD]

An impression of (West) Cyprus. More videos of Cyprus: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfDnpb75oMAAoQFJTeaeNBHQmQYyxPZ_n

(The Republic of) Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union.

Cyprus was placed under British administration in 1878 and formally annexed by Britain in 1914. Cyprus was granted independence in 1960. In 1963, the 11-year intercommunal violence between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots started. A separate Turkish Cypriot state in the north was established in 1983. These events and the resulting political situation are matters of a continuing dispute.

The island is close to Turkey, Syria, and Egypt. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots prefer to think of themselves as living close to Europe rather than Africa and the Middle East.

May, 2015

My camcorder equipment: https://youtu.be/8ZfOQCyeBho