By Nikolaos Stelgias, The Cyprus Review, Volume 33, Issue 2 (Spring 2021)
Nikos Moudouros, State of Exception in the Mediterranean: Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot Community, Cham: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2021 pp. xiii + 276
2020 passed into modern Turkish Cypriot history as an important milestone.
Amid the pandemic and economic turmoil, Ankara’s interferences in the internal political scene of the Turkish Cypriot community, and the impasse in the process of resolving the Cyprus Problem based on the bi-zonal, bi-communal federal formula, the Turkish Cypriot community’s leadership changed. In the shadow of these historical developments, the historian and academic Nikos Moudouros, who has for many years been following closely the contemporary Turkish Cypriot reality, proceeded to the publication of his new work titled State of Exception in the Mediterranean: Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot Community. Moudouros, who has recently completed his two-year Post-Doctoral Research at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Cyprus before assuming the position of Lecturer, with his new work introduces us to the historical and theoretical back- ground of the new sweeping developments in the second largest community of Cyprus.
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