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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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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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