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The economist: Cyprus can be reunified, if Turkey’s president allows it

The economist: Cyprus can be reunified, if Turkey’s president allows it

  TREAD carefully through the building sites that litter Paphos, testament to the city’s preparations for its stint as 2017 European Capital of Culture, and you eventually find your way to the enclave of Mouttalos. Thousands of Turkish-Cypriots once lived here, before intercommunal fighting, reprisal killings and Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus in 1974 drove their

The Cyprus Question is On the Table

The Treaty of Guarantee has complicated the Cyprus issue and should be scrapped. Since the end of 2016, there has been intense diplomacy over the Cyprus issue. The aim is to reach a new agreement by early 2017. The recent moves are part of a negotiating process that started in February 2014 with a common declaration of

Cyprus ‘Can’t Become Independent’ With British Military Bases on the Island

  The Turkish community in Cyprus is skeptical about the ongoing negotiation process, aimed at finding a compromise on the Cyprus Republic’s reunification. According to Sami Dayioğlu, former Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Turkish community residing on the island doesn’t see the existence of real prospects for the settlement of the dispute as there

“Russia does not have the capacity to derail this settlement” – Ahmet Sozen

  Professor Ahmet Sözen  is professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Eastern Mediterranean University. He has extensive experience in Peace-building and democratization processes and has participated in negotiations about Cyprus conflict.  Turkish Cypriot political expert gave a exclusive interview to Eurasia Diary regarding Cyprus negotiations in Geneva.  Read full

Is a Cyprus Deal in Sight?

  A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. Thanos DokosDirector general of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) The reluctance of Greek Cypriots to take the risk of cohabitation with Turkish Cypriots and Turkey’s refusal

Bloomberg: Reunifying Cyprus

  One glance at the map shows you the importance of Cyprus. The eastern Mediterranean island is less than half the size of New Jersey, but its spot at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East made it much fought-over for centuries. Since 1974, it’s been split along ethnic lines between the self-declared Turkish

ANALYSIS: How Cyprus stalemate serves British interests

    The presence of Boris Johnson at last week’s short-lived Cyprus unification talks in Switzerland owed more to Britain’s strategic interests than its historic obligations to the divided Mediterranean island, according to analysts. Although the meeting in Geneva between Greek and Turkish Cypriot representatives and officials from Athens and Ankara broke up last Thursday