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We are absolutely ready to continue the dialogue for a solution of the Cyprus problem during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Cyprus Presidency is independent of the efforts aimed at the settlement of the Cyprus problem and the reunification of the country and our people. (…) We will not use our position as Presidency of the Council for the promotion of national positions, as is being claimed in Turkey.

 
 
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Demetris Christofias
Demetris Christofias
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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