Are the Cyprus reunification talks doomed to fail again?

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Cypriots’ hopes of a peaceful future for their island once again rest on UN-brokered talks in Switzerland. But even as the first words are uttered, those hopes already look under threat.

The island gained its independence from Britain in 1960, but has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and seized the north in response to a coup designed to reunite Cyprus with Greece. Segregating Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south, much bitterness and bloodshed ensued.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2017


  • United Nations
  • British Empire
  • Imperialism
  • UN peacekeeping
  • Cyprus reunification


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