A family who fled Cyprus after the second Turkish invasion in August 1974 have shared how they rebuilt their lives after arriving as refugees in London.

Baz Bedrasian was nine years old when he and his family were forced to leave their home, leaving all their belongings behind in their home in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.

He recalls how he had to adapt to a new environment and learn a language he barely knew.

Cyprus was divided after Turkey invaded the north of the island in response to a military coup backed by the Greek government.

Despite efforts by the United Nations and the European Union over the past 50 years, no solution has been reached, making this the longest unresolved conflict in Europe.

It also means that generations have grown up knowing only the division of the island.

Video journalist: Olivia Demetriades

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