The Ottoman rule in Cyprus

The Ottoman Empire suppressed the churches and opposed the Catholic faith and hence restored the mainstream chain of command. Taxes were fluctuating, sometimes higher than usual, sometimes lower, and collected by Archbishop during that era. Turks were a lot in number by then, around twenty thousand of them settled in Cyprus, but even then the top ruling priorities did not lie in the hands of the kings.

Corruption and apathy were widespread during the ottoman period and peace was nowhere found. The rule lasted for approximately 300 years before another alien force marched its way into the island, preparing to take over.

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