Muslims took over Cyprus for the sake of Allāh ﷻ. It is a Muslim land. The Children of Israel rebelled against Allāh ﷻ and Mūsá (as) and were lost and stuck in the desert for 40 years. Allāh ﷻ can change the people if they don't fix themselves. Mercy instead of punishment descends here for the honour of the awliyā’.