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The Turkish intervention of Cyprus 1974 and its consequences in international law.

Kareklas, Iacovos (2004) The Turkish intervention of Cyprus 1974 and its consequences in international law. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).

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Abstract

The aim of the present thesis is basically twofold. First, to examine from the International Law viewpoint the 1974 Turkish Intervention of Cyprus; actually whether there are any grounds upon which Turkey may rely in order to establish the legality of intervention. Second, to explore the legal consequences of the intervention. In this way, the dissertation would be forward-looking as prospects for a future settlement of the Cyprus issue would be analysed in the light of Public International Law. Although Turkey's 1974 intervention has been the subject of much comment, a fresh study is warranted. This is so, because the present analysis will take advantage of information not available to many of the earlier commentators. Extensive research has been conducted in the Public Records Office examining available Foreign Office and War Office Files relevant to the study. Greek Cypriot politicians have been interviewed who gave their own exposition of the events surrounding the issue, and will be cited where relevant. Greek as well as Turkish material has been thoroughly studied and shall also be included in the study. Needless to mention that massive International Law works are quoted in detail, thus making possible the application of legal principles to the issue under examination. Furthermore, this new study is distinctive and even imperative, in that it ranges beyond the question whether the intervention was lawful to consider the legal consequences which flowed from it, and looks to the future exploring prospects for a just and viable settlement to the Cyprus Issue.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Science, International Law and Relations
Sets: Collections > ProQuest Etheses
URI: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2791

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