The UN Security Council then adopted the aforementioned declaration, by resolution 355. When the coup broke down, the Turkish armed forces advanced to conquer about 37% of the island and hit the green line. The meandering zone marks the most medic points occupied by Turkish troops during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in August 1974 and between the ceasefire lines of the Cypriot National Guard and the Turkish army, which de facto divides Cyprus into two parts and cuts off the capital, Nicosia. With the self-proclamation of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, which has not been recognized internationally, the buffer zone has become its de facto southern border. [Citation required] After nearly 30 years of crossing bans, the Turkish Cypriot government significantly eased travel restrictions beyond the demarcation line in April 2003, allowing Greek Cypriots to cross the Ledra Palace, across the walls of ancient Nicosia. This was only possible after the ECHR`s decision (Djavit An gegen die Turkei, Anmeldung nr. 20652/92).  On the island of Cyprus, divided for 29 years, a process of unification has begun spontaneously since Rauf Denktas, the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who has previously been unable to reach an agreement with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos on the unification of the island, opened the green line separating the two sections of the island. Since 1974, the ceasefire line (known as the “green line”) has separated the two parts of the island. The line is not an external border of the EU. The Green Line Regulation defines the conditions under which people and goods can cross this line from areas not controlled by the state to government-controlled areas. C.
Any other plant product that is not covered by points A and B above may be transported commercially by the Green Line, accompanied only by the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce document. (a) Regulation (EC) 866/2004 of the Council of 29 April 2004 came into force on 1 May 2004 (the “Green Line Regulation” (`Green Line Regulation`, `Green line regulation`), which sets specific rules for goods, services and people crossing the border between the territories of the Republic of Cyprus where the Government of the Republic of Cyprus exercises effective control and areas where this is not the case.