- Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerence — Belligerents — Armed forces
This chapter discusses Turkey's ongoing military occupation of Cyprus in 2014. Unlike other international armed conflicts (IAC), no casualties were recorded for 2014. Both countries are bound by conventional international humanitarian and human rights law, including customary international humanitarian law (IHL). Tensions between the two nations began in 1974 when Turkey invaded the north in response to a military coup on the island backed by the Greek government. Cyprus was then effectively partitioned with the northern third inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the southern two-thirds by Greek Cypriots. In 1983, the northern third declared itself as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a state only recognised by Turkey, which is believed to be maintaining more than 10,000 troops in the north of the island. With the intervention of the UN in 2004, talks of reunification between the two began, and are still ongoing as of May of 2015.