In 1974, the Greek Cypriots carried out a military coup, supported by the Greek junta. Turkey used this as a pretext to invade Northern Cyprus and in 1974, Cyprus was divided into 2 parts. Cyprus became a member of the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro. The political situation has not changed for almost 50 years. This means particularly simple border crossing rules and, of course, stability for those who have purchased real estate here.