Building Bridges: Soccer Diplomacy in Divided Cyprus

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NICOSIA (AP) — An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the game’s location.

Mustafa Akinci said Tuesday he couldn’t attend because the small stadium in the mixed village of Pyla was situated within the jurisdiction of Cyprus’ internationally recognized, Greek Cypriot-run government.

He said that meant the element of evenhandedness was lacking.

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Building Bridges: Soccer Diplomacy in Divided Cyprus


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