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National Identity, Otherness, and Bi-communalRelations Through the Cypriot Greek-Speaking Press Between 1878 and 1912

  • Petros Nikolaou
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Abstract

Nikolaou examines the relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots as portrayed in the Greek-speaking press during the first years of British period (1878–1912). He discusses the dialectical relationship between “identity” and “otherness” applied in the case of Cyprus, by stressing particularly the role that the Greek-speaking press played in this regard. The press is examined as a tool representing and promoting the interests and aspirations of the Greek Cypriot elite, and as an early agent of Greek nationalism in Cyprus. As such, it took a major part in diffusing and cultivating Greek national identity and constructing—simultaneously—an image of the Turks as the “others”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petros Nikolaou
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  1. 1.Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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