Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The paper will assess the changes and continuities in the perceptions and positioning of the Turkish Cypriot economic actors in search of a solution for Cyprus. In particular, it will focus on the Turkish Cypriot business community as an increasingly leading political actor striving for the solution of the conflict during the period from the European Union’s Helsinki Summit in December 1999 when Turkey was granted the candidate status for full membership until the referenda in April 2004 for the unification of the island in accordance with the Annan Plan. It will also illustrate the disillusionment of the business community after the referenda and review their endless efforts to end the isolation of the economy of the North...Please click here to read the text in full.

 


 

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Canan Balkır
Canan Balkır
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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