Foreign relations of Cyprus

1955

A highly influential figure well before independence, he participated in the 1955 Bandung Conference.

1960

The island has also been criticised for supposedly lax arms control legislation. ==Cyprus and the Commonwealth of Nations== Although Cyprus became an independent republic in 1960, Cyprus has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1961. ==See also== List of diplomatic missions in Cyprus List of diplomatic missions of Cyprus List of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Foreign relations of Northern Cyprus ==References== Cyprus and the Commonwealth of Nations

1961

After independence, Makarios took part in the 1961 founding meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade. Reasons for this neutrality may lie in the extreme pressures exerted on the infant Republic by its larger neighbours, Turkey and Greece.

The island has also been criticised for supposedly lax arms control legislation. ==Cyprus and the Commonwealth of Nations== Although Cyprus became an independent republic in 1960, Cyprus has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1961. ==See also== List of diplomatic missions in Cyprus List of diplomatic missions of Cyprus List of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Foreign relations of Northern Cyprus ==References== Cyprus and the Commonwealth of Nations

1974

At the non-governmental level, Cyprus has also been a member of the popular extension of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organisation hosting several high-level meetings. Immediately after the 1974 Greek-sponsored coup d'├ętat and the Turkish invasion, Makarios secured international recognition of his administration as the legitimate government of the whole island.

This was disputed only by Turkey, which currently recognizes only the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, established in 1983. Since the 1974 crisis, the chief aim of the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus has been to secure the withdrawal of Turkish forces and the reunification of the island under the most favorable constitutional and territorial settlement possible.

1983

This was disputed only by Turkey, which currently recognizes only the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, established in 1983. Since the 1974 crisis, the chief aim of the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus has been to secure the withdrawal of Turkish forces and the reunification of the island under the most favorable constitutional and territorial settlement possible.

Turkey utilising the territory occupied during the invasion recognizes a declared separatist UDI of Turkish Cypriots in 1983, contrary to multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

1990

This campaign has been pursued primarily through international forums such as the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement, and in recent years through the European Union. ==Bilateral relations== ===Africa=== ===Asia=== ===Europe=== Cyprus' 1990 application for full EU membership caused a storm in the Turkish Cypriot community, which argued that the move required their consent.

1997

Following the December 1997 EU Summit decisions on EU enlargement, accession negotiations began 31 March 1998.

1998

Following the December 1997 EU Summit decisions on EU enlargement, accession negotiations began 31 March 1998.

2004

In any case Cyprus became a high-profile member of the Non-Aligned Movement and retained its membership until its entry into the European Union in 2004.

Cyprus joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.




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