• Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cyprus negotiations unlikely to resume

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  1. OsmanAli98

    OsmanAli98 SENIOR MEMBER

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    It's a year and a half since reunification talks broke down between Turkish and Greek Cypriots but negotiations to find a solution look unlikely to resume.

    "It hasn't ended for 60 years and it still won't. Greek Cypriots want something different from us. It won't end," said Sabri Umay who owns a souvenir shop in the city of Gazimagusa.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by violence against the island's Turks prompting Ankara to intervene as a guarantor power.

    The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which was declared on November 15, 1983, is currently recognised only by Turkey as an independent state while Greek Cyprus is an EU member state since 2004.

    Numerous rounds of negotiations over more than four decades have failed to reunify the island.

    TRT World's Andrew Hopkins reports from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
     
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    What Cyprus????? It's the time to get back to the Misak-i Milli (National Oath/Pact/Resolve) of 1920, upon which the Turkish Republic is built.

    The major points:
    1. The future of the territories inhabited by an Arab majority at the time of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros will be determined by a referendum. On the other hand, the territories (including Halep, Musul etc.) which were not occupied at that time and inhabited by a Turkish majority are the homeland of the Turkish nation.
    2. The status of Western Thrace will be determined by the votes of its inhabitants.
    3. The rights of minorities will be issued on condition that the rights of the Muslim minorities in neighboring countries are protected.