Foreign News: CYPRUS: Badgered Pawn

Statistics: Location: 40 miles from Turkey, 530 miles from Greek mainland. Area: 3,572 sq. mi., twice the size of Long Island. Pop. 520,000, of which 80% is Greek, the rest nearly all Turkish.

Ancient History: As early as the 15th century B.C., Greeks settled Cyprus, came in successive waves for hundreds of years. A much-badgered pawn of empires, Cyprus was conquered by Sargon II, and Darius before Alexander the Great captured it m 333 B.C. Later it became Roman. But for centuries after the division of the Roman Empire, Cyprus was subject chiefly to...

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