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Cyprus prospects

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Were federation prospects dead in Cyprus? Can it be claimed that whatever may be done the two people of the island cannot be geared towards creating a working and sustainable federal resolution? If all prospects of a federal solution were exhausted, what kind of a settlement might be possible in Cyprus?

The collapse of the latest two years of Cyprus settlement efforts at the multilateral Crans-Montana summit brought together with it the demise of the almost 50-year-old target of establishing a bi-zonal and bi-communal federal settlement. Greek Cypriots don’t buy this argument but that is the conviction in Ankara, as well as in the office of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı. What is the position of the international community, particularly the United Nations, the Americans, and the British? It was seen and recorded at Crans-Montana that Greek Cypriots are not ready, and will not be ready any time soon, to a power sharing deal with the Turkish Cypriot people.

Both Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades’s and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’s remarks during closed-door sessions and public discussions that they were unable to get the Greek Cypriot people to vote........

© Hürriyet Daily News