The Development of inter-communal fighting in Cyprus : 1948-1970

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2012
Çalışkan, Murat
This thesis aims to examine the development of inter-communal fighting in Cyprus between 1948 and 1974. It focuses on the domestic factors of inter-communal fighting by analyzing the gradual evolution of Greek and Turkish Cypriot stances. The thesis argues that the inter-communal fighting of Cyprus is rooted in the historical and domestic factors. This thesis analyzes the continuities and changes in Cyprus politics. This work accordingly will examine the articulation of various political and social factors in Cyprus. Contrary to the prevailing dominant perspective, this thesis mentions that the inter-communal fighting was not the product of only external forces but their articulation with domestic factors as they evolved historically. Therefore, the issue of „„ethnic polarization‟‟ will be emphasized as the basic source of the conflict. Evaluating the development of inter-communal struggle, this thesis also emphasizes the gradual mobilization and the eventual politicization of the main aims of the Greek and Turkish communities.

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M. Çalışkan, “The Development of inter-communal fighting in Cyprus : 1948-1970,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.