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Northern Cyprus
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I. Social Facts

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti) (TRNC) comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. It declared its independence in 1983 and has been recognized internationally since then only by Turkey.

In 2011, Turkish Cypriots numbered 295,000, 98% of whom are Sunni Muslim. A…

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Emre Öktem, “Northern Cyprus”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_00000082>
First published online: 2015

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