Cyprus conundrum: Paying for pre-1974 property compensation

The Cyprus problem negotiations are deep into the issue of property. This is one of the most complex issues of the negotiations for a number of reasons.


First, it is highly emotive, as it reignites memories of conflict and displacement for both communities. According to (sometimes conflicting) official sources, between 142,000 and 180,000 Greek Cypriots and 42,000 Turkish Cypriots were displaced in 1974. Around 25,000 Turkish Cypriots, 200 Greek Cypriots and 500 Armenians were displaced in 1963-64 and another 20,000 Greek Cypriots after 1974.


Second, there are the legal aspects. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ……..

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