Czechoslovakia and the ‘Cyprus issue’ in the years 1960–1974: secret arms deals, espionage, and the Cold War in the Middle East

@article{Koura2021CzechoslovakiaAT,
  title={Czechoslovakia and the ‘Cyprus issue’ in the years 1960–1974: secret arms deals, espionage, and the Cold War in the Middle East},
  author={Jan Koura},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={57},
  pages={516 - 533}
}
  • Jan Koura
  • Published 2021
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract This study is based on a broad range of newly declassified documents which garner revelatory findings pertaining to the involvement of Czechoslovakia in the Cyprus dispute in the years 1960–1974. These new findings reveal that the countries of the Eastern Bloc sought to prevent the overthrow of the Cypriot President Makarios during the studied period, as his foreign policy ensured that the island would not become a NATO base against allied Arab countries in the Middle East… Expand