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Annan-Plan

so called because of the re-unification paper tabled by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It was the basis for the referendum in Cyprus on 24th April 2004. Both communities – Greek and Turkish Cypriots – had to decide on their own future. The 9.000-page-plan (includig all special rules) proposed political, legal and social regulations for an united Cyprus: constitution, public holydays, the right to return in the respective other part of the island and the reduction of the military presence of foreign states, just to name a few. At the referendum 75,83% of  the Greek Cypriots vote against and 64,91% of the Turkish Cypriots in favour of the plan.



Aphrodite

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture. According to Hesiod, she was born when Uranus (the father of the gods) was castrated by his son Cronus. Cronus threw the severed genitals into the ocean, which began to churn and foam about them. From the aphros ("sea foam") arose Aphrodite, and the sea carried her to Cyprus. In Roman mythology Venus is the goddess of love and beauty.