(Republic of Cyprus)
  • Barry Turner
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About the middle of the second millennium BC, Greek colonies were established in Cyprus and later it formed part of the Persian, Roman and Byzantine empires. In 1193 the island became a Frankish kingdom, in 1489 a Venetian dependency, and in 1751 was conquered by the Turks. The Turks retained possession of it until its cession to Britain for administrative purposes under a convention concluded with the Sultan of Constantinople in 1878. In 1914 the island was annexed by Great Britain

Kypriaki Dimokratia—Kibris Çumhuriyeti


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Further Reading

  1. Calotychos, V., Cyprus and Its People: Million, identity and experience in an unimavinable community 1955–1997, Westview, Oxford, 1999Google Scholar
  2. Christodolou, D., Inside the Cyprus Miracle: the Labours of an Embattled Mini-Economy. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1992Google Scholar
  3. Kitromilides, P. M. and Evriviades, M. L., Cyprus [Bibliography]. 2nd ed. Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA). 1995Google Scholar
  4. Salem N. (ed.) Cyprus: a Regional Conflict and its Resolution. London. 1992Google Scholar
  5. Statistical Information: Statistics and Research Department, Nicosia. Website:
  6. North Cyprus Almanack, London, 1987Google Scholar
  7. Dodd, C. H. (ed.) The Political, Social and Economic Development of Northern Cyprus. Huntingdon, 1993Google Scholar
  8. Hanworth, R., The Heritage of Northern Cyprus. Nicosia, 1993Google Scholar
  9. Ioannides, C. P., In Turkey’s Image: the Transformation of Occupied Cyprus into a Turkish Province. New Rochelle (N.Y.), 1991Google Scholar
  10. Tamkoç, M., The Turkish Cypriot State. London, 1988Google Scholar

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