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Cyprus

Cy·prus

 (sī′prəs)
An island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey. Site of an ancient Neolithic culture, the island was settled by Phoenicians c. 800 bc and thereafter fell successively to the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Macedonian Greeks, and finally Romans (58 bc). The Byzantines controlled it from ad 395 until 1191, when it was captured by Richard I of England during the Third Crusade. Venice annexed it in 1489, Turkey conquered it in 1571, and Great Britain annexed it in 1914. Cyprus became independent in 1960, but large-scale fighting between Greek and Turkish Cypriots led to the installment of a UN peacekeeping force in 1964. In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and established a de facto independent Turkish state in the northern part of the island. Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and the largest city.

Cyprus

(ˈsaɪprəs)
n
(Placename) an island in the E Mediterranean: ceded to Britain by Turkey in 1878 and made a colony in 1925; became an independent republic in 1960 as a member of the Commonwealth; invaded by Turkey in 1974 following a Greek-supported military coup, leading to the partition of the island. In 1983 the Turkish-controlled northern sector declared itself to be an independent state as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but failed to receive international recognition. Attempts by the UN to broker a reunification agreement have failed. Cyprus joined the EU in 2004. The UK maintains two enclaves as military bases (Akrotiri and Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas), which are not included in Cyprus politically. Languages: Greek and Turkish. Religions: Greek Orthodox and Muslim. Currency: euro and Turkish lira. Capital: Nicosia. Pop (Greek): 838 897 (2011 est); (Turkish): 265 100 (2006 est). Area: 9251 sq km (3571 sq miles)

cy•prus

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.

Cy•prus

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.
an island republic in the Mediterranean, S of Turkey: formerly a British colony; independent since 1960. 754,064; 3572 sq. mi. (9250 sq. km). Cap.: Nicosia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyprus - a country on the island of CyprusCyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
capital of Cyprus, Nicosia - the capital and largest city of Cyprus
2.Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Cypriot, Cypriote, Cyprian - a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
Translations
Кипър
Kypr
Cypern
Kipro
Küpros
Kypros
Cipar
Ciprus
Kýpur
キプロス
키프로스
Cyprus
Kipras
Cipru
Ciper
Cypern
ประเทศไซปรัส
đảo Síp

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] NChipre f

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] nChypre f
in Cyprus → à Chypre
to Cyprus → à Chypre
We went to Cyprus → Nous sommes allés à Chypre.

Cyprus

nZypern nt

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] nCipro
in Cyprus → a Cipro

cyprus

قُبْرُص Kypr Cypern Zypern Κύπρος Chipre Kypros Chypre Cipar Cipro キプロス 키프로스 Cyprus Kypros Cypr Chipre Кипр Cypern ประเทศไซปรัส Kıbrıs đảo Síp 塞浦路斯
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Though, exceptions to this rule were made in the past: for EBRD in 2001 to acquire 15% or for Bank of Ciprus in 2009 to acquire almost 10%.