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The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts; the area under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus, comprising about 59% of the island's area, and the Turkish-occupied area in the north, calling itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island's area and recognized only by Turkey.

The areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia are allocated by treaty to the United Kingdom as sovereign military bases (Western Sovereign Base Area or WSBA, and Eastern Sovereign Base Area or ESBA, respectively).

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Bear, L.M. (1963): The Mineral Resources and Mining Industry of Cyprus. Bulletin No.1. Republic of Cyprus. Ministry of Commerce and Industry Geological Survey Department, Nicosia, xx pp.

Koski, R.A. (1983): Sulphide mineralization and wall-rock alteration in ophiolites and modern oceanic spreading centres. Journal of Geochemical Exploration (19), 496-498.

LIEBHER, W. & MÜCKE, A. (1998): Früher Kupfererz-Bergbau auf Zypern und die Entstehung der massiven Sulfide im Troodos Massiv. Aufschluss 48, 3-14. (in German)

Prüfer, P. (2010): Mineralien der Insel Zypern. Der Aufschluss 61, 97-106 (in German).

Prüfer, P. (2011): Mineralien der Insel Zypern (2). Der Aufschluss 62, 175-186 (in German).

Prüfer, P. (2012): Mineralien der Insel Zypern (3). Aufschluss 63, 261-269 (in German).

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