The Exceptional Case of the British Military Bases on Cyprus

  title={The Exceptional Case of the British Military Bases on Cyprus},
  author={Andreas Stergiou},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={285 - 300}
  • A. Stergiou
  • Published 14 January 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
As is widely known, Cyprus was the place used as springboard for all the US–British air operations in the region surrounding it, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and so on. However, neither the Republic of Cyprus, nor the breakaway regime in the north of the island had anything to do with that. The logistical hub for those activities were the so-called Sovereign British Military Bases conceded to Britain in the 1960 Zurich Agreement in return for the independence Cyprus gained in the same year… 

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