IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 537-545 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.514

From the "Millet System" to a Hostage Minority: Greek Community of Turkey or a Trump Card in Cyprus Issue 1954-1955

Resul Babaoglu
Abstract—The Cyprus issue, especially since 1951, was evaluated as an important topic in Turkey's foreign policy agenda. Since that date, Cyprus issue has created the main reason of the tension observed in the relations with Greece. On the other hand, this negative table also had too deep effects on the Greek originated citizens of Turkey. For the realization of the purpose of connecting the island of the Greeks to Greece, the offensive and destruction actions against the Turks and the British rule after a short time in Turkey found correspond to the nationalist reflexes. In this article, by investigating the effects of the tension lived in Cyprus to Turkey Greek community, the difficulties and societal responses caused by that period are evaluated in terms of Greek community. The negative impacts of the Cyprus problem on the Turkish Greeks have been evaluated by the newspapers articles and the memories which are conveyed to the current times.

Index Terms—Cyprus, Turkey greek community, greece, Turkey.

Resul Babaoglu is with the Ankara University, Institute for Ataturk Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (e-mail: babaogluresul@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Resul Babaoglu, " From the "Millet System" to a Hostage Minority: Greek Community of Turkey or a Trump Card in Cyprus Issue 1954-1955," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 537-545, 2015.

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