The Emergence of Turkish nationalism in the Cyprus conflict, the breakthrough from 1948 to 1955

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2012
Uçkan, Rafet
This thesis investigates the construction of the “Turkish side” in the Cyprus conflict in connection with the emergence and rise of Turkish nationalism in the island. In this line, with regard to the development of Turkish Cypriot nationalism and its historical background, this study focuses on the period between 1948 and 1955 in which the political propaganda for making Turkey part of the conflict was carried out by the Turkish nationalist cadres of Cyprus and Turkey. This study attempts to analyze this propaganda by focusing on the newspapers Halkın Sesi and Hürriyet. In this study, it is assumed that the mentioned period in which the ground for getting Turkey involved in the Cyprus conflict was prepared can reveal the roots of the current relations between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots. For this aim, this study attempts to specify the positions of the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Cypriots in the historical process of Cyprus politics through an analysis of the nationalist discourse of Halkın Sesi and Hürriyet.
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R. Uçkan, “The Emergence of Turkish nationalism in the Cyprus conflict, the breakthrough from 1948 to 1955,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.