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Key Dates in Cyprus

1914 -- Cyprus annexed by Britain, after more than 300 years of Ottoman rule. 1925 -- Becomes British colony. 1955 -- Greek Cypriots begin guerrilla war against British rule in pursuit of unification with Greece. 1960 -- Britain grants independence to Cyprus under a power-sharing constitution between Turkish and Greek Cypriots. 1963-64 -- Power-sharing crumbles amid fighting; government formed without Turkish Cypriots and recognized worldwide as only legitimate authority on...

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