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The shadow of 1974

The shadow of 1974

By Michael S. Michael When the Cyprus war imploded in the summer of 1974, unevenly matched and differently motivated forces conspired to divide the island. As Christopher Hitchens’ ‘collusion theory’ suggests, these forces had one thing in common: their fear or dislike of an independent Cyprus. As we, once again, find ourselves within ‘reach’ of

British MP to submit motion for the return of Famagusta

Conservative MP David Burrowes said he will submit a motion calling for the return of the sealed-off section of Famagusta to its lawful inhabitants, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday. Burrowes and other MPs presented a petition to Number 10 Downing Street, signed by over 50,000 people asking what steps the UK is taking

Say it with flowers

July brings another anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion and with it comes all those poignant reminders of the island’s continued division. But this year there is also a sense of hope – of the type that has visited briefly from time to time down the decades – that a solution just might be on