A Business of Some Heat: The United Nations Force in Cyprus Before and During the 1974 Turkish Invasion

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Pen & Sword, 2004 - History - 550 pages
The island of Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup against President Makarios and Turkey's invasion that followed. This resulted in the partition of the Island, which was policed by UNFICYP under the most testing conditions. These dramatic events are described here for the first time in this book which examines the political and military background, the Greek and Turkish forces and the make-up and operations of the multi-national UN Force. The difficult situation was further complicated by the Yom Kippur War and the rapid despatch of a significant part of UNFICYP to Egypt.

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Part 1The Rosy Realm Of Venus
Independence The False Dawn
Turkish Cypriot Communities and EnclavesJuly 1972

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