Is Northern Cyprus a part of Turkey?
Northern Cyprus is an independent state with its own government and a president. The population of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is about 294,906.
Although North Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey, it is not a part of it. Turkey invests in infrastructure and tourism development of Northern Cyprus - hotels and casinos in particular. The oficial currency in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira, but you can also use pounds, dollars, and euros. Cyprus is a former English colony and Turkish Cypriots still have very strong ties with England, as many of them have British passports.
The number of British nationals living in the TRNC is estimated to be about 40,000.