There is no complete ICL edition yet. We have transfered a text provided by George Katrougalos
into a temporary edition.
The island is split by a UN
-controlled "green line" into a southern Greek part and a northern Turkish part. The "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" is recognized only by Turkey, with Greek-Cypriots claiming their property back. Greek-Cypriots are trying to promote EU
-integration by 2000. However, Turkish-Cypriots worry about minority status in a possible loose federation.
History and News
- 3 July 1990: Cyprus files its EC-membership application.
- 5 May 1985: New constitution adopted by referendum for the Turkish part.
- 15 Nov 1983: Turkish Cypriot Rauf Denktash declares independence of a (renamed) "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC); national holiday in the Turkish part; TRNC is not recognized by any state except Turkey.
- 13 February 1975: Turkish Cypriot area proclaims self-rule from Republic of Cyprus and creates their own constitution.
- June 1974: After Turkish invasion, the island is divided.
- 1963: Outbreak of disagreements between the two ethnic communities.
- 16 Aug 1960: Independence from the United Kingdom; constitution is signed, among others, by the First Governor of the Colony of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, the Consul-General of Greece, George Christopoulos, his Turkish counterpart, Turel; negotiations to create a revised constitution to improve relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots are blocked.
- 19 February 1959: London Agreement provides for a Joint Constitutional Commission to draft the constitution.
For methodology see:
Comparing Constitutions and International Constitutional Law.
1994 - December 15th, 2010
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