Kypriake Demokratia—Kibris Cumhuriyeti
  • S. H. Steinberg
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CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. At a very early date important Greek and Phœnician colonies were established in Cyprus and later it formed part of the Persian and Roman Empires. Its government frequently changed hands until 1571, when the Turks conquered the island from the Venetians, and retained possession of it until its cession to England for administrative purposes under a convention concluded with the Sultan at Constantinople, 4 June 1878. On the outbreak of hostilities with Turkey on 5 Nov. 1914 the island was annexed. On 1 May 1925 the island was given the status of a Crown Colony.


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