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 19: Reflections on the Greek Cypriots’ basic approach to the Cyprus problem

Aysu Basri Akter

Abstract

Turkish Cypriot journalist and reporter Aysu Basri Akter adds a fresh perspective to the collection of reflectors. As a woman, and of a younger generation, she offers a more progressive view while still echoing lingering Turkish Cypriot concerns over the Greek Cypriot approaches to the core issues of federalism, a European Solution, fear of Turkish expansionism, security, the ‘settlers’ questions, territory, freedoms and the right of the majority.

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