Academic journal article Journal of Cyprus Studies

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Cyprus Studies

Editorial

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This archival issue was prepared by our guest editors Emre Aykoc, Sanem Yamak and Suat Soylemez. The issue is entirely devoted to documents from the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Archives dating from 1923 to 1967. It consists of a compilation of documents including reports of communications and newsletters, letters and telegrams from foreign and domestic state officials as well as ordinary citizens and civil society organizations from both Turkey and Cyprus, reacting to Cyprus issues. The documents are categorized chronologically into three periods of which we are publishing the first two, namely 1923-51 and 1952-60 due to practical reasons. The third section, 1960-67, will be published in our next archive issue. We have also provided scanned images of some of the earlier documents, where they were available in Ottoman script only, without transcriptions. These documents relating to the modern history of Cyprus will be invaluable for those who work on social, political and economic aspects of the history of the island. Together with JCS's two previous archive issues, the documents collected in the current issue could shed more light on the rise of nationalisms on the island, in so far as they provide insight into immediate and contemporaneous reactions to various periods of the 'Cyprus problem'. …

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