State Department on religious freedoms in Cyprus in 2019

The State Department referred to the state of play in the field of religious freedom in Cyprus in its 2019 International Religious Freedom report.
The report features a separate part for the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus titled as area “administered by Turkish Cypriots,” stating that the United States does not recognize the “TRNC,” nor does any country other than Turkey.
With regard to the Republic of Cyprus the report states that the Constitution prohibits religious discrimination and protects the freedom to worship, teach, and practice one’s religion and that it grants the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus the exclusive right to regulate and administer its internal affairs and recognizes the Vakf, an Islamic institution that manages sites of worship and property Muslims have donated, as a charitable endowment.


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