Overcoming the Cyprus Tragedy: Let Cypriots be Cypriot
September 1, 1997
In this article Thomas Farr discusses ongoing conflict in Cyprus and outlines practical and political steps that must be taken to create a more favorable environment for dialogue and resolution. Farr contends that Cypriot identity is distinct, not merely a version of Greek or Turkish national identity. Second, he maintains that the status quo is unacceptable. Third, Farr argues that current policies are more likely to lead to division of the island, with Turkish Cypriot territory joining Turkey proper, rather than arriving at a settlement with that unites the entire island.