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Cypriots on opposite sides of the divide mark Turkish invasion's 40th anniversary

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    A Turkish military officer gives instructions to military guards of honor as they wait for Turkey's President Abdullah Gul to arrive for ceremony following a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway part of the divided capital Nicosia in northern Cyprus, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Gul arrived in the breakaway north to attend celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Turkey's invasion of the east Mediterranean island following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

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    Turkey's President Abdullah Gul waves to the media after a review of a military guard of honor with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, not pictured, in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway part of divided capital Nicosia in northern island of Cyprus, on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Gul arrived in the breakaway north to attend celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Turkey's invasion of the east Mediterranean island following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

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    Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, right, reviews a military guard of honor with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, center left, in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway part of divided capital Nicosia in northern island of Cyprus, on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Gul arrived in the breakaway north to attend celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Turkey's invasion of the east Mediterranean island following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

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    A woman leaves flowers on the grave of a soldier killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in the divided capital of Nicosia, Friday, July 18, 2014. July 20, marks the 40th anniversary of Turkish invasion. Cyprus was split into Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north in 1974 when Turkey invaded in response to a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

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    A father with his children are seen in silhouette as they walk by the graves of soldiers killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, July 18, 2014. July 20, marks the 40th anniversary of Turkish invasion. Cyprus was split into Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north in 1974 when Turkey invaded in response to a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) (The Associated Press)

With a celebratory parade on one side and memorial services on the other, the two sides of divided Cyprus marked the 40th anniversary of Turkey's invasion that cleaved the island along ethnic lines.

In the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south, the chilling shriek of air raid sirens sounded at dawn, the exact moment the invasion unfolded. Turkey invaded after a coup that aimed to unite the island with Greece in 1974.

Cyprus is now split into a Turkish-speaking north and Greek-speaking south.

Following a memorial Sunday, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said 40 years is too long for the island to remain divided.

In the breakaway north, Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu told crowds at a military parade attended by Turkey's president that the invasion had ensured peace.