List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Cyprus

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The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Cyprus is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Republic of Cyprus.

Previously a territory of the Ottoman Empire, a British protectorate under Ottoman suzerainty was established over Cyprus by the Cyprus Convention of 4 June 1878. The United Kingdom declared war on the Ottoman Empire on 5 November 1914 and annexed Cyprus. Turkey recognised British possession of Cyprus by the Treaty of Lausanne on 24 July 1923 and the island became a Crown Colony on 10 March 1925. Following the Zürich and London Agreement of 19 February 1959, Cyprus became independent on 16 August 1960. The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the British Commonwealth, so the British diplomatic representative is a High Commissioner.

List of heads of mission[edit]

High Commissioners (1878–1925)[edit]

Governors (1925–1960)[edit]

High Commissioners (1960–present)[1][edit]


  1. ^ "Previous High Commissioners to Cyprus". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Our High Commissioner". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 

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