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The Year That Divided Cyprus

In 1974 Cyprus was torn apart by fighting following a military coup and the arrival of Turkish forces on the island.

In 1974 Cyprus was torn apart by fighting following a military coup and the arrival of Turkish forces on the island.  
 
For over 40 years, the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have been separated and a buffer zone has been put in place between the two sides.  
 
Carla Prater has been looking back at the events of that year and how the island has moved on from its divide.