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Tilting for futile talks

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What has changed since the inconclusive termination of the Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana? Nothing. Is there hope for the success of a new round of Cyprus talks should the sides decide to rehash the process?

No way. Why then, has everyone started talking about the need to resume talks? Don’t they have anything else to keep themselves busy?

Joke aside, it is as if the world will suffer a total apocalypse should the Cyprus talks not resume, incredible sums of money will be spent to escape from the ever-roasting Cyprus sun to some Swiss winter sports centers. Two separate exercises both vividly demonstrating the acute disinterest of the Greek Cypriot side in sharing sovereignty, governance and territory of the island with Turkish Cypriots must have been sufficient for everyone willing to evaluate why over half a century of Cyprus diplomacy had failed to yield a result.

What happened over the past two years? What happened during the two rounds of Mont Pelerin talks between the two Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders with representatives of the EU........

© Hürriyet Daily News