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The so-called border in Cyprus was partly established in 1956 in the island’s capital, Nicosia, as part of the British colonial power’s attempt to control the mounting tensions between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. It was extended in the city in 1964 following the violence that erupted between the two communities and further expanded in 1974 as a result of the Turkish invasion and occupation of 37% of the island’s territory. The border extends from east to west for 180 kilometers dividing the island in two. It is guarded by the respective armies of the two sides and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

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