Cyprus Conflict In The Cypruss

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Qafqaz University
Faculty: Economics and Administrative Sciences
Department: International Relations
Subject: Conflict Resolution Studies
Lecturer: Vusal Behbudov
Student: Chinara Musayeva
Topic: Cyprus Conflict

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It situates at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and Asia. The island is the homeland of two distinct groups of people: the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots. It can’t be said that, their relationship is one of a majority and minority, but one of equal partnership. The Turkish Cypriots speak Turkish, they are Muslims and they share the culture of their motherland, Turkey. On the other hand, there are Greek Cypriots, who speak Greek, are Orthodox Christians and profess share the
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The president is elected for a five-year term. The current president is Mehmet Ali Talat since 2005. The state is recognized only by Turkey. The TRNC has been struggling for political recognition as a sovereign state by the international community, and has been under political and economic embargoes since 1983. Economic isolation from the world economy has eliminated the capability of the economy to form foreign currency resources, which are very important for a sustainable development of a small island economy, and this leaves the economy of the TRNC extremely dependent on the Turkish economy and all economic aid and export earnings obtained both from and via Turkey. In addition to political problems, North Cyprus also deals with such enormous economic…show more content…
These are: Greece, Turkey, the UK, the UN and the European Union. They are important actors in the Cyprus conflict and each has different interests towards the island.
 Greece and Turkey are regional powers. Main relation between them is based on power competition over Cyprus.
 Although UK has insufficient efforts for finding solution to the conflict, there are historical ties between Cyprus and the UK. There was a British rule between the years of 1878-1960 on the island. Since the independence of the Republic, the UK has been playing a super power role on the island.
 The UN is an international actor. It has made significant efforts for the solution of the conflict and has had peacekeeping forces in Cyprus since 1964 as a response to the civil war between the communities. UN is looked at as “impartial” by all of the concerned sides in the Cyprus issue.
 Being different from UN, the EU is a comparatively new international actor in Cyprus. Despite the EU membership of the Republic of Cyprus in 2004, the EU efforts towards a solution also remains
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