Internet search engine Google has displayed the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in its maps application.
Google Maps previously only showed the southern Greek region.
Now, users can see locations in the TRNC in the Turkish language and will be able to get directions.
With this new development, the TRNC has also achieved an important advantage for the country's recognition in the international community.
Cyprus was divided in July 1974, when Turkey conducted a military intervention in the island to secure the island’s north as a safe haven for the Turkish Cypriot community in response to a coup carried out by the Greek junta.
Turkey has since then maintained military presence in the island’s breakaway north, which declared independence as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in 1983.
The Greek Cypriot south is recognised internationally and has been an EU member since 2004, while the Turkish Cypriot north is only recognised by Turkey.