By Nicos Trimikliniotis, Umut Bozkurt
Cyprus is a postcolonial island recognized for common gasoline reserves and ethnic divisions. This quantity provides a clean point of view at the Cyprus challenge by way of interpreting the societal adjustments happening in the island: socioeconomic improvement, inhabitants transitions and migration, and swiftly altering social and political associations.
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41 When the Greek-Cypriot President Makarios proposed to revise the constitution in 1963, with the encouragement of the British (Attalides, 1979), a ﬁerce intercommunal strife broke out. Turkey bombed parts of the north of Cyprus and about a third of the Turkish-Cypriots withdrew to enclaves, controlled by Turkish-Cypriot militia and the stationed Turkish troops under the 1960 Zurich accord. Although there were no intercommunal incidents from 1967 and 1974, with the coup by the Greek junta and the para-fascist EOKA-B in 1974, Turkey invaded the island.
However, they must also be addressed in their own right as well as each of the countries in a historical context (see Chapters 5, 6, and 7 in this volume). Also, they cannot be seen in isolation of the ideologies and structures of nationalisms installed and autonomously developed within the country (Trimikliniotis, 2000, 2010a; Anagnostopoulou, 2010; Kızılyürek, 2010). The role of the socalled “mother countries” as imperial forces in Cyprus has signiﬁcantly changed over time. The role of Greece vastly diminished since 1974; today, a time when the country is subjected the most humiliating austerity package imposed by the EU as a “rescue” program, we cannot speak of any real role in terms of active foreign policy in Cyprus.
31. He headed the Cumhuriyetçi Türk Partisi (CTP) (Republican Turkish Party), Turkish-Cypriot sister-party of AKEL. See the chapter by Kizilyurek in this volume. 32. 3 percent votes. 33. Greentree Summit (II) was held at Long Island at January 23 and 24, 2012. 34. In regard to governance, there is disagreement on issues of election to the presidency and the right to make international agreements. 35. DIKO party had stayed on after the May 2011 elections; EDEK abandoned the coalition in early February 2011, accusing President Christoﬁas of making concessions in his reuniﬁcation talks with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.