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Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms on an Imperfect Reality

Europe Report N°229, 14 March 2014

To avoid another failed effort at federal reunification in the new round of Cyprus negotiations, all sides should break old taboos and discuss all possible options, including independence for Turkish Cypriots within the European Union.

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Divided Cyprus: Coming to Terms on an Imperfect Reality, Europe Report N°229, 14 Mar 2014

To avoid another failed effort at federal reunification in the new round of Cyprus negotiations, all sides should break old taboos and discuss all possible options, including independence for Turkish Cypriots within the European Union. Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Aphrodite’s Gift: Can Cypriot Gas Power a New Dialogue?, Europe Report N°216, 2 Apr 2012

Though newly discovered gas reserves off Cyprus are currently driving the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities further apart, they could offer both newfound wealth if, together with Turkey, they would start a new dialogue.

русский   Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Cyprus: Six Steps toward a Settlement, Europe Briefing N°61, 22 Feb 2011

With stalemate looming in the UN-sponsored Cyprus reunification negotiations, parties to the dispute need to take dramatic, unilateral steps to break the decades-long distrust that is suffocating them.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Cyprus: Bridging the Property Divide, Europe Report N°210, 9 Dec 2010

Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean will remain hostage to full settlement of the Cyprus dispute, but the property issue – one of its most intractable knots – can be solved now if Greek and Turkish Cypriots compromise on new proposals currently before them.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Cyprus: Reunification or Partition?, Europe Report N°201 , 30 Sep 2009

Three decades of efforts to reunify Cyprus are about to end, leaving a stark choice ahead between a hostile, de facto partition of the island and a collaborative federation between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities living in two constituent states.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Reunifying Cyprus: The Best Chance Yet, Europe Report N°194 , 23 Jun 2008

A new peace process in Cyprus offers the best opportunity in decades to solve the intractable division of the island. The turnabout is largely due to the surprise election of Demetris Christofias to the Greek Cypriot presidency. He, together with his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Mehmet Ali Talat, are demonstrating political will to make the current UN-mediated talks succeed.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

Cyprus: Reversing the Drift to Partition, Europe Report N°190, 10 Jan 2008

One more major effort, strongly encouraged by the UN and European Union (EU), should be made in 2008 to resolve the long-running dispute between ethnic Greeks and Turks on Cyprus and achieve a comprehensive settlement to reunify the island.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

The Cyprus Stalemate: What Next?, Europe Report N°171, 8 Mar 2006

The last round of Cyprus’s drawn-out peace process ended in April 2004 when the Greek Cypriot community, which had long advocated reunification of the divided island on a bicommunal and bizonal basis, overwhelmingly rejected the UN-sponsored “Annan Plan”, which provided for just that.

Ελληνικά   Türkçe

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Hugh Pope
Solving the EU-Turkey-Cyprus Triangle, 23 Apr 2010

The Lisbon Treaty Shines a Ray of Hope on Cyprus

Didem Akyel Collinsworth, Hugh Pope
Solving the EU-Turkey-Cyprus-Triangle, 15 Apr 2010

Waiting for Miracles on Cyprus

Hugh Pope
Current History, 15 Mar 2010
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