Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti (KKTC) veya Kıbrıs Türk Devleti Akdeniz'de yer alan en büyük üçüncü ada ve Anadolu yarımadasının 65 km güneyindeki Kıbrıs adasının kuzey kısmında yer alan Türk devletinin adıdır.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-styled state in northern ► Cyprus recognised only by ► Turkey. The United Nations recognises the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus over the whole island; however, the republic's writ does not extend to Northern Cyprus.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Unilateral independent country since 1983, only recognized by Turkey, internationally considered to be part of ► Cyprus
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Northern Cyprus, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Northern Cyprus.
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