Politico: Erdogan shadow over Cyprus peace bid By @SaraStefaninii

Turmoil in Ankara coincides with final push toward a reunification deal.

The fallout from Turkey’s failed coup is changing the political dynamic of the current talks on the reunification of Cyprus. It’s just too early to say if for good or ill.

The domestic upheaval in Turkey could propel this latest effort to bring peace to an island divided since 1974, and there are reasons for optimism as negotiations near their end. There is equally a chance it will sink this bid, as every previous one, to bring Greek Cypriots in the south back together with Turkish Cypriots in the north.

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