Cyprus pp 39-43 | Cite as

Political Parties in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and their Vision of “the Solution”

  • Mümtaz Soysal


The Turks of Cyprus are the heirs of the Ottoman bureaucracy and land-owning peasantry settled the island since 1571, the year of the conquest. Their administrative power lasted to a certain degree during the British colonial rule (1878–1960) since the governors sent by London continued to employ them in most of their administrative services and the police force.


Political Party Political Elite Administrative Service Regional Conflict Administrative Power 
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© Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security 1992

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