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Displaced, Dispossessed since 1974 Invasion, Occupation

What is affected
Housing Private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 05 October 2009
Region MENA
Country Cyprus
City across the island, north and south

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 200000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Your solution Full reparations for affected persons and their heirs. National reconciliation. Withdrawal of all military occupation forces.
Download any important details Cyprus_Overview_Jun09.pdf
Download any important development OCHA+-+Displaced+Populations+Report+Jan+-+Mar+09.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Private party
ultranationalist parties on both sides, Turkish occupation authorities, European Union
Brief narrative Both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots have been forcibly displaced by conflict and communal violence on the island. Greek Cypriots were displaced in 1974 by what they argue was an illegal Turkish military invasion and occupation, while Turkish Cypriots faced multiple rounds of displacement up to 1974 and believe the Turkish intervention liberated them from Greek Cypriot domination. In both cases, thousands of people were forced from their homes, suffered significant loss and needed large-scale assistance. During the last wave of displacement in 1974, Greek Cypriots fled to the southern part of the Republic of Cyprus, while Turkish Cypriots took refuge in the north under what eventually was declared the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which only Turkey has recognised. In the absence of a peace agreement, the areas have remained divided ever since with the UN maintaining a buffer zone between them. While many Greek Cypriots still expect to be able to return and receive a remedy for lost property, most Turkish Cypriots consider their displacement to the north a permanent move and are more concerned with what will happen to the property they are currently living in should the division of the island end. The exact numbers of continuously displaced and dispossessed persons are not sufficiently reported by officials on both sides of the "No Man`s Land," but estimates from the Republic of Cyprus indicate some 200,000 continuously displaced. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus reports none. (See details attached.)
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