Cyprus: divided we stand

 Oil, gas and greed fuel tensions on the island while reunification is still a distant prospect.

Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most intransigent standoffs in a region blighted by ethnic hatred. On July 20th 1974 the Turkish army sailed to northern Cyprus and effectively divided the island into Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking communities. The good news is that the horrific inter-communal violence that was taking place before that date ceased thereafter. The bad news is that UN-sponsored efforts at reunification of the island have been frustrated ever since. In April 2012, the United Nations cancelled a planned conference on the subject, citing lack of progress on any of the substantial differences between the two sides.

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