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Due to the fact that there are more universities in Northern Cyprus than other island countries, the placement scores are low and there are scholarship opportunities, it is among the favorite countries of students. Dec. about 95 thousand students are studying in the TRNC, where a population of about 400 thousand lives. 75% of this number consists of students from Turkey. For this reason, the cub homeland is called a complete educational island for Cyprus. It is expected that the interest in Cyprus will increase even more with scholarship opportunities up to almost one hundred percent based on living conditions and student success.


Being a Student in Cyprus - Experiencing History and Culture

Northern Cyprus is an island that has always been desired for strategic, political, commercial and religious reasons in every period of its history and has never lost its charm... Neolithic settlements where the first fire of civilization was lit, ancient city kingdoms reflecting the glory of the Roman period, the refuge of the Crusades ... The place of refuge, the most magnificent country of the Lusignans of the French dynasties, the most important port of Venetian merchants in the east and the most powerful fortress of the Ottoman empire in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Northern Cyprus is the location of the Harbor castle, where the English writer William Skakespeare was inspired when writing the famous tragedy of Othello.

Northern Cyprus is the city of St. Petersburg, the subject of the famous cartoon character creator Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty'.The country in which he was inspired by the castle of Hilarion.

Northern Cyprus is the mysterious representative of history, where the most magnificent Gothic monuments in the Eastern Mediterranean are located. Northern Cyprus is the island where Leonardo Da Vinci contributed to the city defense plan of Famagusta and his drawing on the tablecloth in his priceless work 'The last supper of Jesus' was inspired by Lefkara with a Stream Motif belonging to Cyprus.

Northern Cyprus; The island where Lawrence Durellin wrote Bitter Lemons, the intersection of the paths of Faith between continents, the subject of Da Vinci's Code, which the Knights Templar bought from Richard the Lionheart for 100 thousand Byzantine gold and continued to rule for a year,

Northern Cyprus is the island of love, witnessing the immortal mythological loves of the goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite was born, Adonis and his love passed, the artist King Pygmalion, who fell in love with the perfect female Statue he made and gave life to her.

Northern Cyprus is ready to embrace you with its richness of 10 thousand years of historical and cultural heritage, its sunny and peaceful environment that warms you for more than 300 days of the year, its magnificent nature and untouched beaches.

The island of Cyprus is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Northern Cyprus is the fragrant Mediterranean part of this mysterious geography.

A trip to this paradise country, the most Mediterranean of the Mediterranean, offers you the traces of historical sites that bear witness to 10,000-year-old civilizations, the impressive texture of cultural heritage and natural richness with different magnificent beauties at different times of the year.

The Bellapais Monastery, the most magnificent example of artistic craftsmanship in the Eastern Mediterranean, St.sophia Cathedral (Selimiye mosque) and St.Gothic buildings such as the Nicholas Cathedral (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque), city kingdoms such as Salamis and Soli founded in antiquity, 3 mountain castles with a fairy-tale appearance on the Five Fingers Mountains, Famagusta inside the walls and Nicosia inside the walls, which are considered a world cultural heritage and carry medieval Declivities, are just a few fascinating stops on this historical journey.

You will find a lot to do and see during your stay in Northern Cyprus. As a nature lover, you can explore Cyprus Orchids, Cyprus endemics and endless beaches, observe protected turtles, natural beauties containing many plant species, wildlife, and experience the village life that has not changed for centuries in the taste of Eco-tourism.




In the historical process, the name is about 4.5 km from the capital Nicosia, also known as 'Ledra, Lidra, Kermia'.there are 11 Bastions and 3 Entrance gates in the section surrounded by walls. Kyrenia Gate (Porta Del Proveditore), one of the 3 gates providing access to the historical walls of Nicosia, built during the Venetian period in 1567, is the 16th Gate, one of the important works of Mevlevism in Cyprus.the Mevlevi Tekke belonging to the century period, the Venetian Column-Obelisk, which became one of the symbols of Nicosia, was organized as a place where Cypriot Handicrafts and Culture are reflected today, at the 16th Century.yy. The Büyük Han, consisting of 68 rooms belonging to the Ottoman Period, are the points to focus on when stepping into Nicosia. the St., which was built between 1208-1326 during the Lusignan period, is Dec.Sophia Cathedral (Selimiye Mosque) is one of the most important Gothic architectural structures. Other places to see within the walls of Nicosia are; Kumarcılar Inn, Bedesten (St.Nicholas Church), Museum of Stone Artifacts, Arab Ahmed Mosque, Bandabuliya and Arasta Bazaar opened in 1932, Armenian Church (Notre Dame de Tyre), Grand Bath, British Colonial Buildings, Straw garden Houses, Arab Ahmed Neighborhood, Bay Window Houses, II. Sultan Mahmut Library, St.Catherine Church (Haydarpasa Mosque), St.Lucas Church, Eaves House, Luzinian House, and ethnographic works of the Recent Past were exhibited in the 19th Century.the Derviş Pasha Mansion belonging to the century.



Kyrenia, which is the most densely populated place of tourism in Northern Cyprus, is a city reflecting the character of islandism and the Mediterranean. Mainly, the Kyrenia Castle, which bears traces of the Byzantine, Lusignan and Venetian Periods and has reached the present day in a very solid way and has been reorganized with the understanding of contemporary museology, and the sections created in it; Introduction Room, Dungeons, St.St. George's Church, Revival of the Vrysi Neolithic Site, Rural Tombs, Mediterranean Burial Excavation Department, Venetian Tower, Cistern, Lusignan Tower, and M.A witness of a journey 300 years ago, dated to the year 2300 BC, is the Sunken Ship Museum, where the ship is exhibited. The historical Kyrenia Port, which is considered the most beautiful port in the Mediterranean, is one of the 3 mountain castles in the TRNC, located 732 meters above sea level.Hilarion Castle and exhibition sections; Presentation Room, Barbican, Cellar, Workshop, Kitchen, Royal Palace, Cistern, Prince John Tower and Byzantine Church. Here is a masterpiece for you. Bellapais Manastiri, one of the most beautiful examples of French Gothic Architecture, is the most magnificent work of the Middle Ages in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Other places to see in Kyrenia Region are; Buffavento Castle, Archangel Mikhael Church and Icon Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Folk Art Museum, Sourp Magar Monastery, Antiphonidis Church, Ancient City of Lambousa, Alevkaya Region where Cyprus Endemics, Orchid Species and rare wild plants are found, and Herbarium.



Famagusta, which smells of history and mystery in every corner, is one of the few places in the world with historical and cultural heritage. The Ancient City of Salamis, which is one of the largest Ancient City Kingdoms of Cyprus and has been the capital of Cyprus for many years; the largest Basilica of Cyprus is St. Petersburg. The Basilica of Epiphanius, the basilica of Campanopetra, the Agora, the Salamis Necropolis, the Tombs of the Kings are open to visit. St. Petersburg, one of the most important places within the scope of faith tourism.Barnabas Monastery, Icon and Archaeological Museum, W.15, where the story that is the subject of Sheakespeare's Othello Tragedy takes place.century Venetian structure Othello Tower, St. St. Nicholas Cathedral (Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque), 14.yy. St. From the Lusignan period. Peter and St. St. Paul's Church (Sinan Pasa Mosque-Wheat Mosque), Venetian Palace dated 1522 (plazza del proveditore), Cafer Pasha Bath built in the success of the 1600s, 28. Çelebi Mehmet Tomb, Twin Churches, 13.belonging to the century St. George of the Latins Church, 16. yy.dated to a St. George of the Greeks Church, Nestorian Church, Twin Churches, Namik Kemal Dungeon dating from 1837-1876, Akkule (Land Gate-Ravelin), Sea Gate (Porta del Mare), Incirli Cave and Enkomi and Alasya, one of the most important trading cities of Antiquity dating back to the Late Bronze Age. built between 1298 and 1312, the St. Where the Lusignan kings were Decked. Nicholas Cathedral (Lala Mustafa Pasha) is one of the magnificent examples of gothic art and was converted into a mosque with a minaret added during the Ottoman period.


  1. NATURAL WONDER PIER / KARPAZ- Virgin Geography-

The places to be seen in the Iskele /Karpaz region, where natural beauties are integrated with historical richness, are the Golden Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Panagia Theodokou Church in Iskele, Iskele Natural Life Museum and St. James Church. Kantara Castle, which is one of the 3 mountain castles on the Besparmak mountains and is about 700 meters above sea level. Kanakaria Church in Boltaşlı Village. Eco Tourism Areas in Büyükkonuk, Kumyalı and mehmetçik Villages. The King in the Village of Kaleburnu

Hill, Nitovikla Fortress, M in the Village of Sipahi.PP. 5 and 6. the Moon, famous for its floor mosaics belonging to the century. Triassic Basilica, Giant Sculptures of the Archaic period,Aphendrika (Urania), M.D 5.the Month dated to the century. Philon Church, Golden Beach, a National Park Area with donkeys, one of the symbols of Cyprus, Areas suitable for Walking Tours and Special Interest Tourism, the Neolithic City of Kastros dated to 6000 BC, and the Apostolos Andreas Monastery, located at the easternmost tip of the island of Cyprus and considered Sacred.


  1. HARMONY OF COLORS GÜZELYURT/LEFKE- Brotherhood of Blue, Green and Orange-

The main places to visit in the Güzelyurt-Lefke region, where the Orange, Green and Blue colors can be seen in all their glory, are the Güzelyurt Archaeological and Nature Museum, the 'Golden Leaves of Soli' section, where the magnificent beautiful gold finds exhibited in the museum, St. Petersburg.Mamas Monastery and icon Museum, Ancient City of Soli, one of the most important Ancient City Kingdoms of Cyprus, 4th-6th centuries.St. John dated to the Early Christian Period, where there are unique beautiful floor mosaics dated to. The Basilica of Auxibius, the Roman Theater with a capacity of 3500-4000 people, and the Agora. M, which was built with the original Persian architecture in Cyprus.D 5.the Vouni Palace and the Temple of Athena, consisting of 137 rooms, which are the only works dated to the century BC. The Vine registered by the Guinness Book of Records in Yeşilırmak Village, Strawberry-Kolakas and agricultural areas in the region, Citrus Orchards, Monumental Olive and other trees, M .Petra Tou Limnidi, dated to the Neolithic Period 5000 BC, Ottoman and British period artifacts in Lefke, an ancient Turkish Town, Pir Pasha Mosque, Aqueducts, Date Palm Trees, Copper Mine fields, the Moon in Korucam Village. Georgios Maronite Church, the Blue Pavilion located between Tepebasi and Çamlıbel, the city of Toumba Tou Skuru dated to the Early Bronze Age, the Pigades Temple of the Late Bronze period are other important Decking points.


Cultural Heritage

Cyprus, which has been a center of attraction throughout history, has hosted all the civilizations that have ever existed, while also protecting their cultures and hosting them on its territory. It is possible to come across traces of history at every step and to make a mysterious testimony of the past. Venetian, Lusignan, Byzantine, Ottoman and British and many more follow. Northern Cyprus shares the heritage of this history with you in songs, roads, trees. While the Venetian walls surround Nicosia and Famagusta, castles, cathedrals where kings were crowned, monasteries dedicated to saints who spread Christianity, still more visited shrines, tekkes and still maintain in all their glory in Northern Cyprus. Social housing qualified neighborhoods are still continuing their reign.

In Northern Cyprus, where magnificent historical monuments that give the peak to Gothic architecture come to life, the great masterpiece of ancient times is the city of Salamis, created by the Byzantines. You can see the Hilarion Castle, the Bellapais Monastery, which is the work of the Lusignan Period, the Great Khan of the Ottoman Empire, the works of the British period, you can visit and follow the footsteps of those periods. The cultural heritage in Northern Cyprus has been reigning since the ancient period. This reign has been brought to life in hundreds of works.

In Güzelyurt/Lefke, the City of Soli, Vouni Palace and St. Mamas Monastery, Kyrenia Castle in Kyrenia, Bellapais Monastery and St. Hilarion Castle, Venetian Walls in Nicosia, St. Sophia Cathedral, Arabahmet Houses and the Great Khan, the Venetian Palace in Famagusta, the Namik Kemal Dungeon and the St. St. Nicholas Cathedral, Iskele-Karpaz, the Ancient City of Salamis, St. Nicholas Cathedral . Barnabas Monastery, Apostolos Andreas Monastery are just a few of the cultural heritage waiting for you.



Undoubtedly, among the animal species living in Cyprus, the place of Wild Donkeys is completely different. Dec. Karpaz, as a rare gem not only with its endless unique beaches and different flora structure, but also with the presence of these beautiful-eyed, hardworking, loyal, loyal and non-rebellious tame animals, is the most attractive among the special interest tourism alternatives of Cyprus

It is one of the places. Wild donkeys, which live their lives freely in the Karpaz National Park, are watched with great interest by visitors visiting Northern Cyprus. The natural texture of the Karpaz region creates suitable living conditions for donkeys.



There are two types of sea turtles that prefer the beaches of Northern Cyprus to lay their eggs every year. These are the Loggerhead (CarettaCaretta) and the Green Turtle. (Green Turtle-Chelonia Mydas) More than 200 Sea Turtles of both species visit Northern Cyprus every year.

July June and the beginning of the ovulation process can be best observed when the end of June and the beginning of July. August August September is the time of hatching,especially at the end of August and the beginning of September. If you want to witness this interesting adventure, Alagadi, Mediterranean and Karpaz coasts are waiting for you.



The tastes of Northern Cyprus do not end with counting. Halloumi, a type of cheese unique to Cyprus, is the best known among the unique food, appetizers and desserts of Cypriot cuisine, molehiya, kolokas, pirohu, baked pasta, baked potatoes, herse, numerous special appetizer varieties, peach kebab as a kebab, cube kebab and thief kebab, sweet varieties sausage, meatballs, paluze, norlu bread kadayifi, milk fritters, sini katmeri, halloumi-nor. The most well-known types of cheese are unique to Cyprus, molehiya, kolokas, pirohu, baked pasta, baked potatoes, herse, many special types of appetizers, peach kebab, cube kebab and thief kebab, sausage, meatballs, paluze, norlu bread kadayifi, milk fritters, sini katmeri, halloumi-Dec pastry,

gullirikya, pilavuna, zucchini pastry, and paste varieties (walnut, citrus, bergamot, zucchini) are the first ones that come to mind. Verigo grape is another kind that should be tried. Let's eat dessert, let's talk dessert'. 'a coffee has a memory of forty years'. You can hear his words on every corner.

In many restaurants serving in Northern Cyprus, you can get acquainted with these tastes unique to Northern Cyprus, as well as international cuisines.



Developing in parallel with the rising environmental awareness in the world, the types of environmentally respectful and responsible Special Interest tourism are also being developed in Northern Cyprus with this awareness. Northern Cyprus is a place ready to welcome you with its beautiful texture that stretches for 177 km in every season.

Beşparmak Mountains and the three mountain castles on it (from west to east St. It is home to many wild flowers, including some endemics (Hilarion, Bufavento and Kantara). There are various alternatives such as hiking, bird watching and taking photos in the Besparmak Mountains, which have a very beautiful view. Alevkaya, where the herbarium is located and one of the greenest areas,is one of the places to see.

The activities organized within the scope of special interest tourism in Northern Cyprus are; Walking tours, Bird Watching tours, Village tourism, Faith tourism, Health tourism, Adventure tourism, Golf sports, Underwater, Water Sports, cycling tours and cultural tours. Sea Turtles, Bird species, Endemics of Kibris, Anit

Northern Cyprus is very suitable for this type of tourism and has many churches, monasteries and basilicas that attract great interest of the world and especially the Christian world and have a high historical value. The most important among them, who had a great influence on the spread of the Christian religion, St. Dec. Barnabas Monastery and tomb, Apostolos Andreas Manastin, Soli St. Basilica of Auxibius, Salamis St.The Basilica of Epiphanius and St. It is the Mamas Monastery. From an Islamic point of view, many Mosques built during the Ottoman Administration, and especially the Prophet Muhammad. Ömer Tomb is one of the important works of faith tourism.

As a rising trend, festivals are organized throughout the year on different themes with the influence of Cypriot culture and nature. Especially at festivals where local culture comes to the fore, you will be impressed by the creativity and commitment of the hospitable Turkish Cypriot people to their traditions. Güzelyut Orange, Tepebaşı and Avtepe Medosh Tulip (Tulipa Cypria), Mehmetçik Grape, Freshwater Harp, Bellapais Music, Famagusta Culture, Buyukkonuk Eco Day, Lefke Date Palm and Walnut, trees, Orchid species and rare species The opportunity to see Yeşilırmak Strawberry and Kyrenia Olive festivals prepare pleasant surprises for you at different times of the year.



In addition to the civilizations that have been going on for centuries, the island of Cyprus is also included in mythologies with all its splendor. The most magnificent mythological item that comes to mind when it comes to Cyprus is, of course, Aphrodite. The island of Cyprus is the homeland of the goddess of beauty Aphrodite. Because of her beauty, she has been the subject of rumors for centuries from language to language that she is so beautiful.

Aphrodite's melancholy love for Adonis, Galatha, who gave his name to Galatia, which today takes the name of Mehmetçik, and the immortal love of the legendary king Pigmalion are always remembered together with this own small name, the great island of Cyprus.

By listening to the legend of the olive, which is believed to protect against evil eyes, you can be blessed with olive branches against evil.

The legend of the Five Fingers, which surrounds Northern Cyprus with all its glory, can moisten your eyes, and you can light candles to your wishes accompanied by the mystical atmosphere that surrounds you at the Apostolos Andreas Monastery.

It is possible to catch traces of the ancient past in today's modern world. All you need to do for this is to take a little trip to the geography of Northern Cyprus, where anemones are released, the fruits of the desperate tears of Aphrodite's great love for Adonis.Tue.



Lefkara work, Lapta account work, lace work, wicker chair knitting, silk cocoon work, saddle basket knitting, wood carving and ceramics, which are living representatives of the Cypriot culture and essence, are still living traditional handicrafts. You can see these handicrafts in the Büyük Han and in many points of Northern Cyprus and buy products designed as souvenirs.

You can cool off with lemonade while eating Peach Kebab, shish kebab cube kebab, which has been moved from the past to the present, with an appetite. While watching the depiction of love accompanied by dillirga music, you will have a nice walnut paste feast for yourself. Then you can drink traditional coffee and have your fortune teller look at it.


*It was taken from the Tourism Promotion and Marketing Department.