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Cypriot Republic[edit]

Surely the country's name in Greek, Κυπριακή δημοκρατία, translates as "Cypriot Republic", not Republic of Cyprus. Artcyprus (talk) 23:55, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Artcyprus: This is the English name. Beshogur (talk) 09:35, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As English is not an official language of Cyprus, the English name, as you put it, does not seem relevant.

My point is if you translate both the Greek and Turkish names, which are in the official languages, it is Cypriot Republic, not Republic of Cyprus.

So, as the English translation appears to be wrong, should we not correct it so it tallies with the two official language names of Cyprus? Artcyprus (talk) 13:35, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Artcyprus: The Turkish name translated into the Republic of Cyprus as well. Also countries do use English in diplomacy, like Cypriot MFA uses the Republic of Cyprus. It doesn't need a direct translation from Greek, even if English isn't an official language. Beshogur (talk) 13:52, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with Beshogur. And to not mention that per Wikipedia's WP:COMMONNAME guidelines, it is Republic of Cyprus, not Cypriot Republic. --- SilentResident (talk ✉ | contribs ✎) 02:46, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Because this is the ENGLISH Wiki, the English name is overwhelmingly "relevant." HammerFilmFan (talk) 13:17, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open Questions[edit]

Why is the war of independence against the British labeled "nationalist violence in the 1950s" in this article? This seems kind of ridiculous. Even the article linked to recognizes it as a war for independence.

It appears you only have one question, not "questions." Also, sign your posts with four tildas. It was nationalism that brought about the war in the first place. Note the inline citations in the article.HammerFilmFan (talk) 13:20, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Work to be done[edit]

This version of the article is around 20 kB longer than the featured article on Germany. It's clear that this article needs a big trim in certain places, and an entire rewrite with proper academic/up-to-date sources in other places. I'll try to work my way through it. GGT (talk) 23:50, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unclear map[edit]

The map at "Administrative divisions" is poorly explained. Firstly, there are several colours on the map that are not named, and whose meaning is not made clear. Secondly, the highly important question of which parts on the map are Greek-administered and which Turkey-administered is not even mentioned. 2A00:23C8:7B09:FA01:615D:FC0C:E74A:AED4 (talk) 00:21, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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