The real facts tell a different story: the Turkish invasion of 1974 resulted in 200,000 Cypriots (a third of the population of Cyprus) becoming refugees, several thousand being killed by the Turkish army and 2,000 Cypriots still missing. Despite 22 years of occupation, the refugees still remember the attractions of Northern Cyprus, after all that is where their homes are. This land is now occupied mainly by Turks (not Turkish Cypriots) brought from mainland Turkey.
Perhaps people need to be reminded of UN resolution 3212, which calls for the immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus. Your travel reporter has swayed into political comment which is beyond his competence.