The Republic of Cyprus and the Commonwealth in the 1960s

  title={The Republic of Cyprus and the Commonwealth in the 1960s},
  author={Achilles C. Emilianides},
  journal={The Round Table},
  pages={19 - 30}
  • A. Emilianides
  • Published 2 January 2022
  • Political Science
  • The Round Table
ABSTRACT Britain and other Commonwealth countries were reluctant to grant Cyprus full membership of the Commonwealth, but eventually conceded to accept full membership. There was also strong opposition to membership within Cyprus, and as a compromise the House of Representatives supported membership only for a provisional period of five years. However, at the end of the provisional period, the growing political and economic importance of the Commonwealth for Cyprus had convinced Cypriot MPs… 


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