Cyprus: A Troubled Island (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - History - 193 pages
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Borowiec portrays Cyprus as a permanent source of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and a potential trigger for future conflict between Greece and Turkey. He describes the depth of animosity between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and analyzes the obstacles in the path of a search for a solution.

Most casual observers see the conflict between Greeks and Turks on a strategic Mediterranean island as a struggle within a sovereign state. Borowiec concludes that there has never been a Cypriot nation, only Greeks and Turks living in Cyprus, separated by the hostility reflecting the traditional animosity between their motherlands. If these two groups could forget their past conflicts—as did, for example, Germany and Poland—there might be a way to end the partition of Cyprus. At the present time, however, the crisis is likely to continue with varying degrees of tension, threatening the entire Eastern Mediterranean and undermining NATO's cohesion.

Borowiec traces the history of Cyprus from antiquity through Ottoman and British colonial rule and the post-independence period. He describes the break between the island's communities in 1963, the UN intervention of 1964, and the path toward the Athens junta's coup in 1974 which caused the Turkish invasion and occupation of the northern part of Cyprus. He compares the conflicting views of the protagonists—the Greek Cypriot majority and the Turkish Cypriot minority. Considerable attention is paid to the two separate economic and political entities on the island. Borowiec analyzes the futility of myriad international mediation efforts and suggests possible ways of creating a climate propitious to dialogue. This important new look at the Cypriot conflict will be valuable to researchers, policy makers, and scholars involved with the Eastern Mediterranean and conflict/peace studies.

  

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Contents

An Island in the Sun
1
Legend and History
11
Toward Independence
29
One Nation or Two?
43
The Rift Widens
55
Coup and Invasion
73
Shock and Incredulity
93
The Motherlands
105
Prosperity and Frustration
123
The Runaway State
149
Deadlocked Diplomacy
163
Appendix
177
Bibliography
181
Index
183
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Cyprus: A Troubled Island
Cyprus: A Troubled Island Book by Andrew Borowiec; 2000. Read Cyprus: A Troubled Island at Questia library.
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Cypriot intercommunal violence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cyprus: A troubled island. Praeger/Greenwood p.56; ^ The crisis of 1967; ^ Quoted in Andrew Borowiec, 2000. Cyprus: A troubled island. ...
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Mediterranean Quarterly -- Table of Contents (Fall 2000, 11 [4])
Edward Dillery: Cyprus, a Troubled Island Andrew Borowiec: Cyprus, a Troubled Island. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2000. 178 pages. ISBN 0-275-96533-3. ...
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About the author (2000)

ANDREW BOROWIEC is a veteran foreign correspondent and author of political studies.

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