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Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the island dates back to around the 10th millennium BCE...
Timeline of Events
1489
3.14.1489
The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
1878
6.4.1878
Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
1955
4.1.1955
The EOKA rebellion against The British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification ("enosis") with Greece.
1959
2.19.1959
The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
12.13.1959
Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
1960
8.16.1960
Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1961
5.24.1961
Cyprus enters the Council of Europe.
1964
2.11.1964
Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1974
7.15.1974
In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
7.15.1974
In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
7.20.1974
Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a "coup d' etat", organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute. Syria and Egypt put their militaries on alert.
2001
8.1.2001
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
2002
12.13.2002
Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
2004
5.1.2004
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2008
1.1.2008
Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.