Cyprus: Declassified


Cabinet Minutes, 129/90, November 1957, National Archives (pages 47, 85 and 127)

‘US embassy cables: UK foreign office tries to smooth relations with US over Cyprus flights’ (US Embassy UK, 20 May 2008)



British colonial forces “raped a teenager and tortured civilians during 1950s Cyprus uprising”‘ (Mail, 14 July 2018)

British Intelligence and the Origins of the EOKA Insurgency‘ (David French, British Journal for Military History, 8 February 2015)

‘”An assault upon the people”’ (Cyprus Mail, 31 May 2015)

‘Grivas: a generally bitter man’ (Cyprus Mail, 28 October 2014)

Seven things we learn from the latest MI5 declassified files‘ (Telegraph, 24 October 2014)

‘Somalia “could be base for subversion” – 1960 Foreign Office documents’ (Guardian, 27 September 2013)

‘Britain waged psychological war in Cyprus’ (Times, 27 December 2012)

‘Cyprus torture victim still seeking UK apology’ (The National, 29 October 2012)

Files reveal brutality by British forces in Cyprus‘ (Times, 27 July 2012)

‘Files reveal brutal treatment meted out by British forces in 1950s Cyprus’ (Guardian, 7 July 2012)

‘Secret files reveal Makarios was sent poison’ (NeosKosmos, 5 January 2012)

Reinterpreting Macmillan’s Cyprus Policy, 1957-1960‘ (Andrekos Varnava, Cyprus Review, 2010)


1974 invasion

White House 1974 Cyprus Meeting: Kissinger Backed Turkey Over Greece‘ (National Herald, 4 September 2018)

Callaghan was “not prepared” to testify about talks with Turkey prior to invasion – declassified letter‘ (Cyprus Mail Online, 29 December 2017)

‘“Some sort of an agreed line” The negotiations for the ceasefire demarcation line in Cyprus, 30 July – 9 August 1974‘ (Georgios Kazamias, June 2007)

Britain and Greece wanted Makarios off the island‘ (Cyprus Weekly, 7 January 2005)

‘UK government failed in its duties’ (Cyprus Mail, 5 January 2005)

‘Tentative plans for a Cypriot intervention’ (Guardian, 1 January 2005)


‘”Greece offered to send troops in 1983 after TRNC declared”’ (Cyprus Mail, 7 July 2015)

‘Declassified UK documents reveal Greece planned Cyprus invasion in 1983’ (Ecoiku, 7 July 2015)

Greek plans for 1983 Cyprus invasion‘ (World Bulletin, 7 July 2015)

Greece’s offer to invade Cyprus in 1983‘ (Londra Gazette, 6 July 2015)


Thatcher held Denktas responsible for Cyprus Problem failure‘ (SigmaLive, 9 January 2017)

British archives reveal Ozal, Thatcher meeting details‘ (Anadolu, 31 December 2016)


Hitler-inspired Schemes of Partition Are Abolishing the Republic of Cyprus‘ (Huffington Post, 27 June 2017)

Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors’ (Agora Dialogue, 26 June 2017)

British Documents Confirm Turkey’s Goal Always Was Division of Cyprus‘ (Famagusta Gazette, 2 August 2012)

‘British declassified documents unveiled partition considered’ (Cyprus Forum, 29 December 2006)


Snowden files reveal US and UK spied on feeds from Israeli drones and jets‘ (Guardian, 29 January 2016)

‘Secret memos show efforts of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to maintain Cyprus base’ (Guardian, 29 November 2013)

Cyprus: the home of British/American Internet surveillance in the Middle East‘ (L’Espresso, 5 November 2013)

British military base in Cyprus ‘used to spy on Middle East‘ (Telegraph, 5 November 2013)

U.S. flew spy missions over Lebanon: leaked cable‘ (Reuters, 3 December 2010)

UK overruled on Lebanon spy flights from Cyprus, WikiLeaks cables reveal‘ (Guardian, 2 December 2010)

GCHQ and British External Policy in the 1960s‘ (David Easter, Intelligence and National Security, 2008)



Britain in Cyprus‘ (Defend Democracy Press, 13 March 2017)

‘Declassified Cypriot 1980 Foreign Office Documents Released by U.K’ (Greek Report, 1 January 2011)

‘UK overruled on Lebanon spy flights from Cyprus, WikiLeaks cables reveal’ (Guardian, 2 December 2010)

‘Britain Kept Secret Nuclear Weapons In Singapore & Cyprus’ (Sunday Times, 31 December 2000)