T/c journalist creates game poking fun at negotiations to reunify the island

Cyprob a zero-sum game

A Turkish Cypriot journalist has created an electronic online game poking fun at the goings on in the negotiations to reunify the island, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said.

Players use the space button on their keyboard to make President Nicos Anastasiades sit at the negotiating table under the tune of Tillirkotissa, a traditional Cypriot song.

The game, created by Nazim Pinar, is called Cyprus Players – www.cyprusplayers.com

It opens with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervish Eroglu and UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide walking towards the meeting room at the Ledra Palace hotel, while Anastasiades just stands there.

Inside the room, Anastasiades runs around the table while Eide tries to get him to sit. Each successful sitting wins the player 10 points.

A frustrated Eroglu gesticulates and occasionally says “come on.”

Getting Anstasiades to sit 10 times leads to the settlement of the Cyprus problem. The agreement is announced to the people by the two leaders along with Eide. The three men wave their arms to the song We are the world.

According to CNA, Eroglu liked the game.

“The people who thought of it showed which side had abandoned the negotiations,” he was quoted as saying.

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