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 15: Reflections on the Greek Cypriot approaches: ‘virgin birth’solution

Mehmet Ali Talat

Abstract

Former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat responds to the Greek Cypriot positions on the question of the transition to federalism by putting forward the notion of ‘virgin birth’. He also assures the Greek Cypriots that they have nothing to fear from Turkey and shares their concern about ‘colonisation’ and Cyprus being overrun by Turkish migrants.

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