An island where pessimism prevails


Cypriots are having to reduce their expectations as possible solutions have hit a hard wall. And the EU, not totally without blame, is losing consensus.

Cyprus may have missed the best chance in generations to end the division of the island after UN-sponsored talks collapsed in July, throwing the prospect of any reunification between Greek and Turkish Cypriots into disarray until at least after Greek Cyprus’ presidential election in February 2018.

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