Cypriot hopes for unification are on life support, but not doomed

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With elections on both sides of the border this year, the future of the island is up in the air. But there’s still hope for a different Cyprus, one free of the symbolic and physical violence expressed in the language of “motherlands”. A Cyprus whose citizens, treated as adults, will not need barricades and buffer zones to feel safe; one where crossing streets, forming friendships and falling in love will not require permits from military authorities or approval by communal leaders.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • Cyprus, Conflict, Division, elections
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publication or newspaperThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan
Publication categoryPopular science