About: Northern Cyprus

Global Europe 08-12-2020

The EU and Turkey: Three scenarios

The volatile situation around Erdoğan’s Turkey poses a dilemma for EU decision makers. Three scenarios can be envisaged for how the EU handles tensions with Ankara, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Global Europe 18-05-2018

Cyprus energy – averting a US-Turkey crisis

A storm is brewing as a conflict between the US and Turkey is emerging. Exxon Mobil's plans for natural gas in Cypriot water is strongly opposed by Turkey, which could send warships to block drilling, as it has done in the past. A solution to the crisis would be to start talks on energy issues among the parties of the Cyprus conflict, writes Matthew Bryza.
Global Europe 05-03-2012

EU and Cyprus: Still a problem

In recent months, many project Cyprus' upcoming EU presidency as a deadline (and catalyst) for the resolution of the Cyprus problem, the dispute between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots over the fate of their island. But in reality, this is nothing but empty rhetoric and the EU remains powerless in resolving the dispute, writes George Kyris.
Enlargement 24-11-2009

Cyprus: Five months of anxiety and hope ahead

There are "seven reasons why the chances for a settlement of the Cyprus problem are higher over the next five months than at any time since 1974," writes Costa Carras, coordinator of the Greek Turkish Forum, in an October paper for the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).
Enlargement 19-11-2008

Rethinking Cyprus

The chances of finding a settlement to the Cyprus dispute have increased recently, argues writes Hugh Pope, project director of the International Crisis Group (ICG), in the autumn edition of Private View.
Global Europe 17-01-2008

Cyprus: Reversing the Drift to Partition

The UN and EU should strongly encourage Greek and Turkish Cypriots to make "one more major effort" to reunify Cyprus in 2008, argues a new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Global Europe 03-09-2007

Cyprus’s risky stalemate

The blockage of political progress in Cyprus since 2004's rejected UN agreement aimed at reunifying the country only serves to freeze the island's unresolved status, argues Fred Halliday in a 28 August article for Open Democracy.
Enlargement 07-05-2004

Welcome to Northern Cyprus – autonomous entity of the European Union

So the Greek Cypriots voted 75 per cent no, and the Turkish Cypriots 65 per cent yes in the referendum on the Annan Plan for re-unifying Cyprus. What next?
Enlargement 21-07-2002

Cyprus “invasion” problem knocking on Turkey’s door

FORUM: EU enlargement last chance to re-unify Cyprus? Cyprus “invasion” problem knocking on Turkey’s door Turkey, considered by Greece to have “invaded” the island of Cyprus, will be asked to withdraw its troops from “European Union territories” in the near...
Future EU 01-06-2002

The Future of Europe-a view from Cyprus

The Future of Europe-a view from Cyprus The Republic of Cyprus looks forward to joining the European Union with the first wave of enlargement in January 2004. It is therefore natural for Cypriots to be interested in how Europe develops...
Enlargement 14-01-2002

The Cyprus impasse: a new opening

The Cyprus impasse: a new opening On 4th December Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas met his Greek Cypriot counterpart Glafcos Clerides in the UN buffer zone of Nicosia. Two days later the leaders met again in Northern Cyprus. These was...
Enlargement 20-12-2001

Outcomes of the Laeken Summit

The Cyprus impasse: a new opening On 4th December Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas met his Greek Cypriot counterpart Glafcos Clerides in the UN buffer zone of Nicosia. Two days later the leaders met again in Northern Cyprus. These was...