Turkish Cypriots began developing a rudimentary foreign
after 1963, focused mainly on public relations efforts to
the communal perspective on the island's political
Two factors constrained the development of a Turkish
foreign policy. First, Turkish Cypriots lacked the
resources to project themselves on the world scene.
Cypriot administrations, in their various forms since
international recognition and were dependent on Turkey's
an intermediary to international opinion. The situation
gradually after 1985, although Turkish Cypriot activism in
policy focused on expanding trade and political contact,
than on the settlement process. The view of the Turkish
government was that less, not more, international
help a Cyprus settlement.
Data as of January 1991