The Turkish Invasion of Cyprus took place on 20 July 1974! Cypriots were killed, and thrown out of their houses. Bombs were falling off the sky and people were running terrified to save their lives. More than 2000 people are still missing and more than 5 thousand people were forced to leave their houses and more than 10 000 persons died! 37% of Cyprus land is now occupied by Turkey! Cypriots are not allowed to travel there unless we show our passport or ID! Cypriots have started a new life without any money 38 years ago in South Cyprus but we NEVER FORGET! The Northern part of Cyprus is now considered the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus since November 15, 1983. However it is internationally unrecognised.