Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

It has been more than a year that the Turkish Cypriots, responding to the calls ofthe international community and embracing the values of the EU integrationprocess, convincingly voted in favor of the Annan Plan. The Union should acceptthat Cyprus, for the time being, is an unusual case of a federal bi-communal memberstate in which the central level of government had, by default, put itself into asituation of having zero jurisdiction in one entity and should not, therefore, let theGreek Cypriot Administration to be a stumbling block for the economic development of Turkish Cypriot.

 

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Mehmet Ali Talat
Mehmet Ali Talat
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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