Political will and underwater gas reserves help solve Cyprus split

An Argentinean U.N. peacekeeper stands in front of the painted Turkish flag, left, and the Turkish Cypriot breakaway flag on Pentadaktilos mountain in the Turkish occupied in northern Cyprus. Cyprus was a united country until 1974 when it was invaded by Turkish forces. Since then, it has been a bifurcated state with a poor Turkish-Cypriot north and a surviving and relatively thriving Greek-Cypriot south.

For the first time in years, peace may be at hand for Cyprus

Cyprus was united until 1974 when it was invaded by Turkish forces

Peace accord could unlock riches of large energy reserves off Cypriot coast

New York was buzzing last week with global deal making and policy baking at the United Nations General Assembly. UNGA is what wonks call the meetings that mark the annual start of the intensive foreign policy season for world leaders, bringing together under one domed roof bullies and brainiacs. This annual U.N. conclave provides a time and space for allies and adversaries to try to play nice and make peace.

The U.N. gets a bad rap from many American policymakers and pundits, though Donald Trump is willing to renovate the place and save it a billion dollars. There are plenty of things wrong with an unwieldy body that weights democratic and dictatorial voices equally and gives disproportionate heft to blocs and beneficiaries, sinners and supplicants.
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  1. Hussein Akarsoy☁Hussein Akarsoy☁ said:

    @KounalakisM Were there is a will there is a way, but not in Cyprus!!!

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