Electoral Blow to the Reunification of Cyprus

Chislett, William (2010) Electoral Blow to the Reunification of Cyprus. Elcano Newsletter (67). 7 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The defeat of Mehmet Ali Talat in the presidential election of 18 April in the internationally unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the victory of Dervish Eroglu, the Prime Minister, dealt a potentially severe blow to the chances of reunifying Cyprus, the only divided country in Europe. Talat was more disposed to reach an agreement for a unified state than Eroglu, who, at least in public, favours separate states. But his 70 rounds of talks over two years with Demetris Christofias, the Greek Cypriot leader and President of the Republic of Cyprus, did not produce a comprehensive settlement. Cyprus has been split into Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities since Turkey’s invasion in 1974 in response to inter communal strife and a military coup backed by the junta ruling Greece at the time (see Figure 1). The Cyprus issue has a direct bearing on Turkey’s ailing bid to become a full EU member.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SOVEREIGNTY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > CYPRUS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > ELECTIONS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > CONFLICTS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1943

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