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Euro court has rung the alarm bell for Turkish Cyprus

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Attending the inauguration ceremony of Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on Jan. 12, the president of Turkish Cyprus drew attention to tension about energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. “What is rational is to benefit from these natural resources with common wisdom. It our greatest hope for TANAP to inspire everyone,” said Mustafa Akıncı.

By now it has become clear that the natural gas resources off the shore of Cyprus are not going to serve as a motivation to find a solution to the divided island. It has also become clear that the Greek Cypriot administration under Nicos Anastasiadis is not willing to take the painful required steps to accept a solution based on a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation. He will continue the strategy of his predecessors to continue negotiations forever and play for time, in the belief that time is on the side of Greek Cyprus.

Although resentful and frustrated, the Turkish Cypriots may continue to live with the status quo while praying for a miracle to one day see the embargo implemented on them lifted, despite the absence of a solution. The problem is that the Greek Cypriots are not going to sit with their hands tied. They are likely to........

© Hürriyet Daily News