Friend or foe? The Cyprus Police Force and the EOKA insurgency

  title={Friend or foe? The Cyprus Police Force and the EOKA insurgency},
  author={Andrew R. Novo},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  pages={414 - 431}
  • Andrew R. Novo
  • Published 11 June 2012
  • Political Science, Law
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
This article examines the ambiguous role played by the Cyprus Police Force during the Greek Cypriot insurgency against Britain between 1955 and 1959. A multiethnic force policing a multiethnic society, the CPF struggled to fulfill its duties. Greek Cypriot officers became ineffective as sympathy for, or fear of insurgents undermined their ability to function. Some collaborated, others resigned. Those who stayed became targets of their own people. Turkish Cypriot officers, recruited in greater… 

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