Cyprus the divided (Attila’s line) French
July 20, 1974, following an attempted coup, Cyprus was invaded by the Turkish military to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority. The northern part was occupied, on the 15 of november 1983, self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), not recognized by the International Community.
A buffer zone long of 180 km, called the green line or Attila’s line separates the island in two parts. This well designed border is a line of cease fire.
Currently, in the northern part live a Turkish Cypriot minority, settlers and soldiers from the Turkish army.
The south of the island meanwhile, where live almost exclusively Greek Cypriots.