Greek and Greek-Cypriot Political Strategies up to the Declaration of Independence (1945-60)

John Milios and Tasos Kyprianidis


The long-standing strategy of the Greek state in the 20th century for annexation of Cyprus failed because it conflicted with the strategy of the Greek-Cypriot political power structure under Makarios, which after 1957 aimed at establishing a quasi-bicommunal Cypriot state, which in essence was to become a second Greek state where Turkish-Cypriots would be integrated as a ‘minority’.

Keywords: Enosis, Cyprus conflict, Turkey, Greece, Zurich and London Agreements

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