Middle East

Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

Greek Cypriots attend a Good Friday mass in the St George Exorinos church in Famagusta on April 18, 2014. For the first time in almost 60 years Greek Cypriots thronged a church in the Turkish-held north for a Good Friday mass amid a drive to reunify the Mediterranean island. Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey seized its northern third in response to an Athens-engineered coup in Nicosia aimed at uniting the island with Greece. AFP PHOTO/ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS





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