The Cyprus File: Washington, D.C.

A Diary of the Cyprus Crisis in the Summer of 1974

by James G. Pyrros

The Cyprus File: Washington, D.C. is a story with many layers. It played out in the hot summer of 1974, at a time of a grave constitutional crisis in the United States—the impending impeachment of the President over the Watergate scandal. Folded within this story was the drama bursting out on the island of Cyprus. First, the coup against Archbishop Makarios, followed shortly by the Turkish invasion, terror and destruction on the island, the fall of the Greek junta, the return of Karamanlis, the survival of Makarios, and the tragic dismemberment of Cyprus.

The Nixon White House, the Kissinger State Department, the U.S. Congress, the governments of Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, and many public and private figures played a role. “Every day,” says Jim Pyrros, the author, “we felt we were walking with history. It was an incredibly eventful time.”

ISBN 0-918618-95-9    316 pp    $30.00    Qty: