Cypriot political history
- The tyranny form of government
- The concept of power
- The tyrant, the sole holder of power
- Tyranny, a controversial and transient system
- A controversial system
- A transient regime
Cyprus is an island state located in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean, but its situation is simple. The island of Cyprus is divided into two territories, and the population consists of the Greek and Turkish minority community. Next to the Republic of Cyprus, which has been a member of the European Union since 2004, there is also a Turkish state since 1983 in Northern Cyprus which lies south of the island, and is only recognized by Turkey. Since May 24, 1961, the Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Council of Europe, and in December 1962 it applied for admission to the European Economic Community (EEC). The Association Agreement between Cyprus and the EEC was signed on December 19, 1972 in Brussels, and came into force on 1 July 1973. The agreement provided for a customs union, but the Turkish intervention in 1974 had delayed implementation of this union until the 2000s.