Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace
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Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace

A Critical Interrogation of the Conflict

Edited by Michális S. Michael and Yücel Vural

While 2017 offered much ground for optimism in resolving the longstanding ‘Cyprus problem’, a closer inspection of the differences experienced reveals the complex difficulties that surround the conflict. The impasse introduced a short-lived confidence that concealed the contradictory combustion of a ‘frozen’/dormant conflict. Despite intense high-level negotiations, a way forward has proved elusive, while local constituency expectations are challenging their leaders for control over both process and outcome. This dilemma lies at the heart of this edited volume.
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Chapter 4: Turkey’s geopolitical vision of Cyprus

Nikos Moudouros


In this chapter Moudouros seeks to decode Turkey’s geopolitical vision for Cyprus by examining the geopolitical discourse as a dynamic process which shapes the various aspects of politics, as a whole. A key challenge of this chapter is to identify the conflicting meanings assigned to Cyprus in the geopolitical discourse. The chapter seeks to analyse the change experienced by the Cypriot space in the geopolitical vision of Turkey, but, at the same time, to draw attention to the contradictions present in the process whereby Cyprus shifts from a ‘threatening space’ to a ‘space of normalization’ of Turkish influence.

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