Turkey’s Hopes of a Reunited Cyprus

PeopleOther ♦ Published: April 4, 2013; 13:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The financial crisis in Cyprus is, according to Turkish President Abdullah Gül, an important opportunity to overcome the seperation of Cyprus.

Turkey’s Hopes of a Reunited Cyprus / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Salih Turan / VOA - Voice of America (Public Domain)

Gül sees a bigger economic potential in the case of a reunification of the Turkish North and the Greek-Cyprian South. It would even increase with the cooperation between Turkey and Greece, he explained during a state visit in Lithuania.

The island was divided in 1974. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is officially recognized by the government in Ankara only. The Republic…