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Constitutional Breakdown 1960–1964

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In the late 1950s Makarios had to accept an ‘independence’ solution once he realized that the Macmillan Plan was going to be imposed, and that it would probably result in partition and thus destroy all hopes of enosis. He signed the 1960 Treaties but with deep misgivings, and under severe pressure from Greece.


  • Security Council
  • Foreign Minister
  • Territorial Integrity
  • Military Intervention
  • Security Council Resolution

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Dodd, C. (2010). Constitutional Breakdown 1960–1964. In: The History and Politics of the Cyprus Conflict. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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