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Akrotiri and Dhekelia
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I. Historical, Legal, and Social Background

Administered as a single British Overseas Territory, Akrotiri and Dhekelia are two “sovereign base areas” on the island of Cyprus retained by the United Kingdom when Cyprus gained independence in 1960. There are some 16,000 inhabitants, about half of whom are British military or air force personnel and their …

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David McClean, “Akrotiri and Dhekelia”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000036>
First published online: 2015

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