A delightful walking and eating guide to the Turkish-influenced region of northern Cyprus, illustrated with scores of photographs, ideal for short-break holidays. 11 walks and 4 excursions are described, as are restaurants/hotels en route (with sample menus). There are walking maps, photographs of restaurant exteriors and interiors and some of each restaurant’s recommended dishes. Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, (all tested and known to ‘work’) to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home.
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After the division of the island by military intervention in 1974, the Turkish population was confined to the north and the Greeks to the south. These two communities are divided by the United Nations controlled Green Line. This military intervention led to the international isolation of the northern sector, now called the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The high tensions of the early years have subsided, and more recent history is punctuated with talks to find a way to bring unity to this beautiful island. Peace has settled over the whole island, and both the Turkish north and the Greek south are safe and rewarding holiday destinations. Turks born and bred on Cyprus regard themselves as Turkish Cypriots, and one of the joys of holidaying in North Cyprus is enjoyment of their traditional Turkish welcome and hospitality.