The Cyprus question in the making and the attitude of the Soviet Union towards the Cyprus question (1960-1974)
Aslan, Mustafa Çağatay
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In this study, the Soviet attitude towards the Cyprus Question between the years 1960-1974 will be analyzed within the framework of Cold War. In this context, the reasons of the emergence and development of the Cyprus Question was explicated. The differences between Stalin’s foreign policy during the post-Second World War and that of post-Stalin period regarding the Third World countries in the Middle-East will be emphasized. In this connection, increasing influence of the Soviet Union in these countries will be explained with reference to certain related treaties. In addition, the developing relations between Cyprus and the Soviet Union which commenced with the independence of Cyprus in 1960 and further flourished as a result of intersecting interests of Makarios and Soviet Union will be explained. iv Together with these developed relations, the impact of the Soviet Union on the Cyprus Question until 1974 will be examined.