Jennifer Lopez criticised over Cyprus gig

http://news-updations.blogspot.comSinger Jennifer Lopez may have given it little thought when she accepted a seemingly innocuous invitation to celebrate her 41st birthday in the northern Cyprus.

The deal: a sun-soaked stay en famille at a $220m destination described as the "single biggest hotel project both sides of the island" in to exchange for a one-off performance to celebrate its opening.

But on the Island of Love, where memories of the war are never far removed, the star appears to have walked into a political minefield. Instead of eliciting hot anticipation, the visit has ignited the sort of the controversy that no celebrity needs.

Cyprus was invaded in 1974 by Turkish troops in the response to an attempted coup by the Greek junta in Athens, and has been divided between Greeks in the south and Turks in the north ever since. It remains one of the world's most intractable disputes, where almost every action is seen through a political out lens.

A web campaign led by indignant Greek Cypriots to convince Lopez to change her mind has attracted thousands of signatories angry that she should even been consider performing in territory that is not officially recognised by the United Nations

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