I was wondering, how does the interntional community and the Republic of Cyprus deal with the airspace of the island of Cyprus when 37% of the island is under the control of the internationally unrecognized (except by Turkey) Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus?
Many flights to the Middle East from Europe transit through Cypriot airspace, so I was wandering how it was coordinated between the two sides. I believe Ercan International Airport is the TRNC's only functional commercial airport while the Republic of Cyprus has Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport under its control.
When transiting through TRNC airspace, do pilots make contact with Ercan ATC?
Often times when I've flown to/from Beirut, we fly over the Karpas Peninsula which is under TRNC control.
Are there any situations when TRNC airspace is avoided altogether?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.