After 43 years of division, discussions underway in Geneva for a reunification of the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
As chronicled in 1974 by Prof. Paul Kapetanopoulos' documentary, "Cyprus: South Side":
"On July 20, 1974 the country of Turkey began the illegal invasion of the independent Greek island of Cyprus. This led to the displacement of thousands of Cypriots and the establishment of a separate Turkish Cypriot regime to govern the invaded area in the north. This ongoing dispute has contributed to the de facto partitioning of the Republic of Cyprus into three main parts:
--the area under the effective control of the Republic, in the south of the island (recognized by the world and a member of the European Union;
--the area not under the effective control of the Republic, calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognized globally only by Turkey), in the north; and
--the United Nations-controlled Green Line "Buffer Zone," separating the two."
Video Courtesy of PBS' Newshour.