Fear and loathing in Nicosia: will peace talks unify Europe's last divided capital?

For 43 years a UN-patrolled no-man’s land has dissected Cyprus’ capital. As Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet for final peace talks, Helena Smith, who grew up on the island, questions whether reunification has a chance Some call it the dead zone; some a no-man’s land; some the green line. For more than four decades, a United Nations-patrolled buffer zone has bisected Nicosia, running through the middle of the Cypriot capital and dividing its historic heart. It was a casualty of war: at first, the result of inter-communal fighting that took the form of Turkish Cypriot ghettos in the 60s; then as...


Fear and loathing in Nicosia: will peace talks unify Europe's last divided capital?


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