Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

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1997

July 18: The Greek Cypriot government rejected Turkish Cypriot president Rauf Denktas' proposal for creating special bicommunal police units to monitor the "Green Line" in cooperation with the United Nations. [7/21 FBIS]

In New York, Greek Cypriot president Glavkos Kliridhis and Turkish Cypriot president Denktas met with Diego Cordovez, the special Cyprus representative of the UN secretary general. [7/21 FBIS]

July 20: Turkish Cypriots celebrated "Peace and Freedom Day," marking the 23rd anniversary of Turkey's presence in Cyprus, while Greek Cypriots held a memorial service to commemorate the day. [7/22 FBIS]

Three Turkish fighter planes and three military helicopters flew over Nicosia, violating its airspace. [7/22 FBIS]

July 28: Greek Cypriot president Kliridhis and Turkish Cypriot president Denktas met in Nicosia at the home of Gustav Feissel, the UN senior official in Cyprus, to discuss "humanitarian issues." [7/29 FT]

July 31: Greek Cypriot president Kliridhis and Turkish Cypriot president Denktas met in Nicosia to discuss "humanitarian issues." [8/1 FT]

Aug. 6: The foreign ministers of Turkey and Northern Cyprus signed an agreement for economic and military integration. [8/7 NYT]

Aug. 11: Greek Cypriot president Kliridhis and Turkish Cypriot president Denktas began their second round of talks in Montreux, Switzerland. [8/11 FT]

Aug. 12: The Greek Cypriot government, in a letter to UN secretary general Kofi Annan, protested against the 6 August agreement between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot government for economic and military integration. [8/13 FBIS] Aug. 13: Turkish Cypriot president Denktas rejected a new UN peace proposal, insisting that the European Union must first drop its plans to discuss Greek Cyprus' entry into the European Union. …

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