The divided island of Cyprus is probably the closest it has ever been to being reunified. For the first time, both the North and the South have elected leaders who are genuinely willing to work toward a solution to the decades-old conflict. Over the past year, Nicos Anastasiades, the internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot leader, and Mustafa Akıncı, the president of the self-declared Turkish Cypriot state, advanced the prospects of a deal by tackling thorny questions related to the economy, governance, EU affairs and property exchanges. But despite significant progress, a major roadblock remains: Turkey.
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