Turkey’s vision for peace in Cyprus

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Turkey’s vision for peace in Cyprus
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey is ready to support the entire island as long as Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots will be politically equal partners.

Cavusoglu laid out Turkey’s vision for Cyprus in an op-ed in The Washington Times, saying his government envisions a bicommunal, bizonal federation where Cyprus would be transformed into a “bastion of peace, cooperation, and economic prosperity.”

The foreign minister said a peace settlement would bring along his country’s friendship and cooperation, with many benefits for all people on the island, including fresh water from Turkey, as well as gains from commerce, shipping, and natural resources.

Cavusoglu pointed to tense Greco-Turkish relations, citing they would benefit greatly from a solution on the island.

“Coupled with a settlement’s positive impact on Turkish-Greek relations, these developments will usher in a new era of cooperation and prosperity in our region. There will be no...


Turkey’s vision for peace in Cyprus


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