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NATO Membership for Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus.

Postby CBBB » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:26 am

NATO Membership for Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus.

Fifteen years ago, NATO welcomed seven new members into the Alliance, expanding its borders eastward from the Baltic to Black Seas. As NATO reaches its seventieth birthday, it could now be time to look toward adding a new member: this time in the Eastern Mediterranean.

After the end of World War Two, policy makers in London and across the Atlantic worried the Cyprus problem could unravel the entire Eastern Mediterranean. Following independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, tensions on the Mediterranean island flared between the Greek and Turkish communities residing there, inflaming tensions between new NATO allies, Turkey and Greece. There was considerable concern in the West that a deterioration of the situation could leave the door open for the Soviets to gain a foothold in the Mediterranean basin.

More https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/n ... for-cyprus


Interesting reading.
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Re: NATO Membership for Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus.

Postby Lordo » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 am

CBBB wrote:
NATO Membership for Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus.

Fifteen years ago, NATO welcomed seven new members into the Alliance, expanding its borders eastward from the Baltic to Black Seas. As NATO reaches its seventieth birthday, it could now be time to look toward adding a new member: this time in the Eastern Mediterranean.

After the end of World War Two, policy makers in London and across the Atlantic worried the Cyprus problem could unravel the entire Eastern Mediterranean. Following independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, tensions on the Mediterranean island flared between the Greek and Turkish communities residing there, inflaming tensions between new NATO allies, Turkey and Greece. There was considerable concern in the West that a deterioration of the situation could leave the door open for the Soviets to gain a foothold in the Mediterranean basin.

More https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/n ... for-cyprus


Interesting reading.

cyprus has been member of nato since july 1974. north controled by one nato memeber and the south the other and of course a third part is also controld by yet another nato member. which part of cyprus is actually not in nato today.
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