“Financiers in Cyprus, an island divided by war four decades ago, want to set up an Islamic finance hub to spur an economy that hasn’t grown in three years…………” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-24/cypriots-divided-by-1974-war-seek-shariah-hub-islamic-finance.html
As early as 1975, a bizonal federation was the agreed basis for a solution. Yet, 40 years on, no real progress has been made. Only once was a solution taken to a referendum. Why has nothing changed? Do both sides really want that kind of solution ?
The G/C negotiating team want a small military unit to remain after the “solution of the Cyprus issue” – this is what has been reported in T/C news. Is this what Greek Cypriots aim for in their proposed solution instead of full demilitarisation? http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/07/18/post-solution-army-proposed-during-talks/
A bi-communal Cyprus, not very long ago. An interesting and certainly fascinating short- film on a Cyprus we neglect to remember it existed. http://youtu.be/QRHIuZ6_Ys8
This is an obituary to a great historian.
An interesting article to read.