Turkey’s Drilling in Cyprus Raises Alarms

29th May 2019 | Reading Time: 6 minutes   8 Views
Share 
From 1925 to the declaration of the Republic in 1960, the island of Cyprus has a Crown colony of the United Kingdom, but its geopolitical significance has always been paramount in a region of intense upheaval. Currently, Cyprus is divided between the government of Turkish Cypriot north controlling the northern third, the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus controlling the southern two thirds, a UN buffer zone, and two British sovereign base areas.

Cyprus has been invaded and controlled by many powers over the millennia as part of strategic control over the eastern Mediterranean, by many powers whether it was Alexander the Great, Greek Ptolemaic Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Arab Caliphate, the French Lusignans, the Venetians from 1473 to 1571, and then the 300 years of Ottoman rule between 1571 and 1878.

The Ottomans gave Cyprus to the British, who placed Cyprus under the UK’s administration based on the Cyprus Convention in 1878. In 1914, the UK formally annexed Cyprus.

In the late 20th century, Cypriot history has been unsettled with its independence movement, communal violence and conflict, an invasion by Turkey in 1974, and a divided island. With the reunification of Germany in 1990, Cyprus bears the unfortunate title of being the only remaining capital city in the world which is divided.

SUBSCRIBE TO READ FULL

Your subscription to KJ Vids will help keep us alive and be an invaluable form of support for us.

Reviews for Turkey’s Drilling in Cyprus Raises Alarms

There are currently no reviews for Turkey’s Drilling in Cyprus Raises Alarms
Subscribe or Contribute
Subscribe from £10 a month

Invest in yourself by investing in KJ Vids. Get full access to original, quality analyses and fresh perspectives on global issues

Invest in yourself by investing in KJ Vids. Get full access to original, quality analyses and fresh perspectives on global issues

Contribute to KJ Vids

We are completely independent and have no partisan bias. Help us keep it this way by donating as much as you can to help us grow

Donate Now
Scroll to top