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 17: ‘Zero risk’ solution

Derviş Eroğlu

Abstract

Turkish Cypriot leader Dervi_ Ero_lu responds to the Greek Cypriot position on the core issue of transition to a federal state by putting forward the notion of equal partnership. In terms of guarantees and security, he insists that Turkey’s presence is imperative for Turkish Cypriot safety, and questions the Annan Plan as the basis for territorial adjustments, insisting that much has changed in the intervening 14 years since the plan was submitted in 2004.

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