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Cyprus peace process

Cyprus peace process

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The Cyprus peace process[1] refers to negotiations and plans aimed at resolving the Cyprus dispute. The peace efforts had begun already prior to the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, followed by ceasefire arrangements and a prolonged peace process, which has lasted for more than four decades and is yet to be finalised.[2]

There are two major approaches to resolve the Cyprus dispute: the reunification of Cyprus into a single state and the two-state solution, which would basically legalise the current status quo where Greek Cypriots govern the southern part of the island while the Turkish-occupied areas with a now-Turkic majority are governed by their own Turkic Cypriot government.

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  1. ^ James Ker-Lindsay. Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution. p110. "During the presentations the visiting group made a number of suggestions for improving the current style of the Cyprus Peace Process..."
  2. ^ Xypolia, Ilia. "Are the Cyprus reunification talks doomed to fail again?". The Conversation. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 


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