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By Farid Mirbagheri

ISBN-10: 0810855267

ISBN-13: 9780810855267

ISBN-10: 0810862980

ISBN-13: 9780810862982

From precedent days to the current, the background of Cyprus is equipped during this worthy reference, which include thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its old, political, social, cultural, and fiscal background.

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1964 4 March: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 186 authorizing the dispatch of a peacekeeping force and the appointment of a mediator. 27 March: Beginning of United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) operation. 8–9 August: Turkish fighter jets raid villages in the Tylliria region. However, a full Turkish military operation is halted by a strongly worded letter from US President Lyndon Johnson to Turkish leaders. 16 September: The UN secretary-general assigns Galo Plaza, former president of Ecuador, as UN Mediator for Cyprus.

European Union (EU) Accession 1998 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash states that the “TRNC” would unite with Turkey if Cyprus joined the EU. A formalized association accord is signed between Turkey and northern Cyprus. 30 March: Accession negotiations between Cyprus and the European Union begin and are completed in October 2002. 1999 Earthquakes in Turkey and Greece lead to warming of relations between the two countries. 3 December: UN-sponsored indirect talks in New York end without progress but continue.

At the time of his death, Afxentiou was EOKA’s second-in-command. Born in the village of Lyssi, Famagusta District, he was educated locally. On 16 September 1949 Afxentiou arrived in Athens intent on applying for admission to the Military Academy. Although he failed the entrance exam, Afxentiou was undeterred, and on 28 December 1949 he realized his military aspirations by joining the Royal Hellenic Army as a volunteer. On 22 March 1950 Afxentiou, by then a Greek citizen, enlisted at the Siros School of Reservist Officers.

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