New coalition in north poses dangers to reunification process By @EsraAygin


By Esra Aygin

National Unity Party UBP and Democrat Party DP – two right-wing parties that traditionally advocate an independent state in the northern part of Cyprus and reject a federal settlement – have agreed to form a new coalition.

It comes at a time when genuine commitment is vital for the reunification process.

In almost 10 months of negotiations the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides have made significant progress in negotiations aimed at reunifying the island, and aim to reach a settlement by the end of 2016.

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