The Republic of Cyprus became independent on 16 August 1960 with the conclusion of three agreements between Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom: the Founding Treaty11, the Treaty of Guarantee2 and the Treaty of Alliance3. Not taken into account. and which ultimately led to the Turkish invasion and continued occupation of a third of its territory.4 Rather, this article aims to focus on the latest legal developments caused by the refusal of Turkey, the Republic of Cyprus, a Member State of the United Nations and, from May 2004, a member of the European Union, in the context of Turkey`s own aspirations, to become an EU Member State. . . .