The Cypriot-Turkish conflict and NATO-European Union cooperation
Janigian, Alan M.
MetadataShow full item record
Despite having 22 member states in common, the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have been unable to fully cooperate since 2004. Chief among the causal factors for this divide is the persistent conflict between Turkey and Cyprus. NATO requires that every state it shares security information with be a member of its Partnership for Peace (PfP) program. Accession to the PfP program requires unanimous approval by all NATO states. Turkey has not recognized the Republic of Cyprus since 1963, however, and has blocked its accession to PfP. Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004. The EU has a regulation requiring all member states to be present at security-related meetings. Since Turkey, a NATO ally, does not recognize Cyprus, however, a participation problem has resulted. The EU and NATO have not been able to fully cooperate since Cyprus joined the EU. This research analyzes the historical roots of the 1974 conflict involving Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, and the current factors that prolong the Cypriot-Turkish stalemate. The thesis argues that overcoming the conflict would be beneficial for the island and the region, and would allow full NATO-EU cooperation to resume.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
International mediation and negotiating positions of Cyprus' regional conflict after the 1974 Turkish invasion: Obstacles and prospects to a settlement Alexopoulos, Konstantinos. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-06);Cyprus represents one of the most enduring and problematic regional conflicts. Since Cyprus' independence in 1960, the Greek and the Turkish Cypriots have been in conflict, culminating in the arrival of the UN Peace- keeping ...
The U.S. arms embargo of 1975--1978 and its effects on the development of the Turkish defense industry Durmaz, Mahmut (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09);The defense industry is one of the most important and fastest-growing industries inTurkey. It not only provides for the Turkish military, but also exports many systems and equipment to other countries. WhileTurkey has a ...
Arkali, Saltuk Bugra (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-06);This thesis analyzes the significant role of Turkey in cooperation between NATO and the European Union (EU). It first examines Turkish-EU relations in the period 1991-1999, when the EU relied on the Western European Union ...