i . For the ample warning of the coup received by
the State Department and the
intelligence community, see Theodore A. Couloumbis, The United States,
Turkey: The Troubled Triangle (New York, Praeger, 1983), 85-88.
ii . Nicos Sampson, a right wing Greek
operative, installed by the Greek junta as president of Cyprus. When
the Greek military regime collapsed on 23 July Sampson lost power.
Couloumbis, The United States, Greece, and Turkey, 95.
iii . It remains to be learned whether Kissinger actually believed this
claim. With their concern about the safety of Turkish Cypriots, the Turks
needed no encouragement to invade.
iv . Cypriot politician Glavkos John
Clerides (b. 1919) was president of the House of Representatives during
the 1960s. When the Nicos Sampson regime fell on 23 July 1974, he became
acting president through December. Since February 1993, he has been
Cyprus's president. Rauf R. Denktas (b. 1924), a Cypriot politician
aligned with Turkey, was vice president of Cyprus during 1973-1974 (?).
During 1975-1983, he was president of the Turkish Federated State of
Cyprus. Since 1983, he has been president of the Turkish Republic of