Greek Cypriot rearmament 1974-1998 : an assessment
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This thesis aims to analyze the rearmament of the Greek Cypriots between 1974-1998. In the beginning, the C)'prus problem is explained in order to base the current situation of the island on healthy ground. Detailed information has been obtained from the Greek Cypriot Press Abstracts about the weapon purchases of the Greek Cypriots and the analysis has been made under the light of that information. The thesis evaluates the effects of the Greek Cypriot rearmament on the TurkishGreek balance and on the Cyprus conflict. It also assesses the impact of the Greek Cypriot rearmament and the Cyprus conflict on the quest for the security system in the Eastern Mediterranean.