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  • Continuous International Isolation The Turkish Cypriot Side
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    The United Nations Mediation in Cyprus: 1975-1990 The UN mediation in Cyprus during this period is characterised by the complete absence of a clear idea of what the post-1974 political settlement should be. In other words, the UN did not manage to address questions like: should the Zurich-London Agreements be upheld? Did those agreements provide a viable solution to the Cyprus problem at the first place? If not, how could a new political settlement be justified and presented to the affected part...
  • Turkish Cypriots And Greek Cypriots
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    I. Cyprus has almost always been under outside rule. Its location, which is at the meeting point of three continents, has made it a target for other conquering peoples for almost twenty centuries. The Mycenaean Greeks settled there in the 13th century BC. They introduced Greek language and culture to Cyprus, which are still preserved to this day. Cyprus has been conquered by peoples such as Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Ottomans and finally the British. 1 Pr...
  • Greek And Turkish Cypriot Sides
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    Billy Tourtoulis Beth Hadrell Eng. 120 Sec. 003 The two political sides of the Cyprus Problem. Since 1974, when Turkey invaded the island of Cyprus thus establishing a fake "Turkish Nation" as it is called by the Turkish press, the two countries, Turkey and Greece have been at odds with each other. Turkey claims part of the island of Cyprus as well as part of Greece; Greece is always at the U.N. seeking justice. The problem in Cyprus has been one of the major concerns for the United Nation for t...
  • Year Since The Turkish Cypriots
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    A TIME TO REMEMBER Experience cautions us that irreparable damage could be done by those who somehow seem to regard Cyprus as a dazzling intellectual challenge and fail to put human faces behind the issues. Of one thing we can be sure: They will not be around when their ill-conceived paper glory is blown away in the storm that is bound to follow. It has been 35 years since the stationing on the island of a UN peace-keeping force that could prevent neither a secret invasion by Greece nor the cont...
  • Turkish Cypriots And Greek Cypriots
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    The Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the homeland of two distinct peoples: the Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. Their relationship is not one of a majority and minority, but one of equal partnership. The Turkish Cypriots speak Turkish, are Muslims and share the culture of their motherland, Turkey. The Greek Cypriots, on the other hand, speak Greek, are Orthodox Christians and profess the culture of their motherland Greece. After more than 300 years of Turkish rule, the island came u...
  • Common Home Of The Greek Cypriot Community
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    What is the Cyprus question Let us hear the answer from the Greek Cypriot and Greek leaders themselves: "I have struggled for the union of Cyprus with Greece, and Enosis will always be my deep national aspiration as it is the aspiration of all Greek Cypriots. My national creed has never changed and my career as a national leader has shown no inconsistency or contradiction. I have accepted independence instead of Enosis because certain external conditions and factors have not allowed a free choic...

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