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.

Heads of mission

High Commissioners (1878–1925)

Governors (1925–1960)

High Commissioners (1960–present)[1]


  1. ^ "Previous High Commissioners to Cyprus". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  2. ^ "Our High Commissioner". Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  3. ^ "Ric Todd, British High Commissioner to Cyprus".
  4. ^ "High Commissioner to Cyprus Matthew Kidd presents his credentials". British High Commission Nicosia. 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Change of British High Commissioner to Cyprus". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 13 July 2017.

External links

  • UK and Cyprus,

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