This is North Cyprus, an island which,
throughout its history, has been sought after for strategic, political, commercial and
religious reasons and which has never lost its attraction...
This is North Cyprus, with its Neolithic
settlements sites, where civilisation was born, its ancient city kingdoms reflecting the
glory of the Roman period, a place of refuge for Crusaders, the prized possession of the
French Lusignan lords, the most important eastern harbour of the Venetian traders, with the
strongest Ottoman castle of the Eastern Mediterranean...
This is North Cyprus, location of the
fortified port which inspired the British playwright William Shakespeare when he wrote his