Failed Reunification Attempts in Cyprus: Makarios and Bu Memleket Bizim

  • Şevki Kıralp


Kıralp argues that no attempt to reunify Cyprus is likely to achieve its goal until it is supported by both communities. The author examines two different processes that aimed to reunite Cyprus and the two communities on the island. The first process was led by President Makarios during 1968–1974. The second process started in late 1990s and was led in particular by the Turkish Cypriot platform Bu Memleket Bizim. This chapter analyzes the historical and political aspects of the two processes and stresses that both processes failed mainly because they lacked support from the other community.


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  • Şevki Kıralp
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  1. 1.Near East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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