Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Cyprus.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

Cyprus evokes the image of Mediterranean Sea but its geographical proximity to the Middle East is prominent. In Cyprus Island, political conflict between Greece and Turkey has continued to this day. Since 1974, the island is separated into two nations, the north as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognized by Turkey) and the south as the Republic of Cyprus (recognized by 192 nations except Turkey).

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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