Friday, March 10, 2006

Cyprus course shifting, as row on ports clouds EU bid

‘Greek Cypriots should realize that if they persist in their refusal to engage with the United Nations and with Cyprus’ other international partners, the island will slip by default toward permanent partition and the independence of the north, whether formally recognized or not,’ says the International Crisis Group

In a sign of a shift in the course of the decades-old Cyprus issue, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) said the most likely outcome could be a de facto recognition of the Turkish Cypriot state in the north of island if Greek Cypriots stick to their policy of continued isolation of Turkish Cypriots and obstruction of peace efforts .

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