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Throughout the 1990s and up until late 2001, the EU variable in the Cyprus conflict failed to trigger a settlement on the island. Yet, with the resumption of direct talks between the two Cypriot leaders, the EU is faced with a unique opportunity to actively encourage the search for peace in Cyprus. This article provides some tentative ideas about what external actors and the EU in particular can do in order to sustain and encourage these positive dynamics. The EU factor could still act as a "catalyst" to settle in Cyprus provided it sent the adequate signals and positive incentives to the conflicting parties. What incentives could the EU offer to Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots in order to encourage a settlement on the island by the end of 2002?
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Michael Emerson & Nathalie Tocci
Michael Emerson & Nathalie Tocci
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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