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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey’s man winning northern vote” – below is their description.
Breakaway northern #Cyprus has elected the Ankara-backed right-wing nationalist Ersin #Tatar as its leader in a surprise win at a time of heightened tensions in the eastern #Mediterranean. Tatar, 60, clinched victory late Sunday in a second round of the “presidential” election in the self-proclaimed #Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. FRANCE 24’s Jasper Mortimer tells us more.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Cyprus
The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic, located in the south and west and comprising about 59% of the island’s area, and the north, administered by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island’s area. Another nearly 4% of the island’s area is covered by a UN buffer zone.
The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, remain under the UK’s control according to the London and Zürich Agreements.
The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.
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Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.