Cypriot reunification back on track

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After positive soundings in initial talks between the Republic of Cyprus (Greek) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a further round will resume on November 20th, with a potential federative reunification deal on the table. Of course, such talks were also on the brink of ratification prior to Cypriot EU accession in 2004, but where TRNC voters approved the proposal, Greek Cypriot voters rejected it, though this ultimately didn't impact on relations with Brussels. One can only hope that the Sunningdale/GFA parallels play out on the Copper Island, and that one of Europe's most intractable conflicts will be resolved to mutual satisfaction.

Cyprus edges towards reunification after landmark talks
 


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After positive soundings in initial talks between the Republic of Cyprus (Greek) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a further round will resume on November 20th, with a potential federative reunification deal on the table. Of course, such talks were also on the brink of ratification prior to Cypriot EU accession in 2004, but where TRNC voters approved the proposal, Greek Cypriot voters rejected it, though this ultimately didn't impact on relations with Brussels. One can only hope that the Sunningdale/GFA parallels play out on the Copper Island, and that one of Europe's most intractable conflicts will be resolved to mutual satisfaction.

Cyprus edges towards reunification after landmark talks
Spent some time there. Lovely people & one would hope for some sort of settlement, but sadly the mistrust runs deep on both sides.

Fingers crossed.
 

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After positive soundings in initial talks between the Republic of Cyprus (Greek) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), a further round will resume on November 20th, with a potential federative reunification deal on the table. Of course, such talks were also on the brink of ratification prior to Cypriot EU accession in 2004, but where TRNC voters approved the proposal, Greek Cypriot voters rejected it, though this ultimately didn't impact on relations with Brussels. One can only hope that the Sunningdale/GFA parallels play out on the Copper Island, and that one of Europe's most intractable conflicts will be resolved to mutual satisfaction.

Cyprus edges towards reunification after landmark talks

Will the Turkish occupiers be leaving?
 

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Spent some time there. Lovely people & one would hope for some sort of settlement, but sadly the mistrust runs deep on both sides.

Fingers crossed.
Which side the Cypriot or Turkish , was there a few times on the Cypriot side in the late 80 and early 90 s lovely people .
 

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The Turkish leader Akinci seems to be that rare bird, a politician who has stayed true to a good cause for decades. Let's hope he gets his way.

I remember one of his predecessors ranting on and on about the other side. Eventually, the weary interviewer asked if he could name ANY contribution Greeks had made to the world. There was a pause and then one word, 'homosexuality'.
 
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The Turkish leader Akinci seems to be that rare bird, a politician who has stayed true to a good cause for decades. Let's hope he gets his way.

I remember one of his predecessors ranting on and on about the other side. Eventually, the weary interviewer asked if he could name ANY contribution Greeks had made to the world. There was a pause and then one word, 'homosexuality'.
What was wrong with that answer? How a Turkish Cypriot leader sees the Greeks is a matter for himself. If Turkish Cypriots elect such a person to be their leader, what could be wrong with that? After all, he was their leader, not yours.
 

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What was wrong with that answer? How a Turkish Cypriot leader sees the Greeks is a matter for himself. If Turkish Cypriots elect such a person to be their leader, what could be wrong with that? After all, he was their leader, not yours.
Electing such a leader meant no hope for reunification which turned out to be the case. Seriously, though, he could probably see Classical Greek structures from his house. Where did he think civilization came from?

We seem to have almost turned our Irish positions on our heads here. I should point out I am not opposed to permanent partition in Cyprus but at least would like to see goodwill and respect for the other side.
 

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Of course not. It is Ankara's back door to the EU. That is probably the whole idea behind the "unification" process.
Especially if the Neo Fascists appear to be going too far right then a unified Cyprus could keep a back door open for them.
 


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