When the first (and last up to now) set of prospective Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) were announced there was a lot of talk about unifying the Greek and Turkish Cypriot mobile telephony to fully connect people on both sides of the divide. Of course, so far, none of the four CBMs have been realised.
Problems with the Turkish army have prevented the opening of checkpoints in Dherynia and Lefka.
And unifying electricity grids proved more difficult than originally thought.
But as far as telephony is concerned, I hear that the project could have been completed, if the Greek Cypriot regulator (an independent official) wasn’t raising obstacles in any way possible.
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