This area was once some of the most undeveloped land on the whole island. The ruins of three Famagusta hotels—the Florida, the Salamia and the Aphrodite—are still there, sitting behind a fence erected by the Turkish army and casting long shadows in the sun.
This suggested that Turkey might start looking for a solution outside the bi-zonal, bi-communal federation framework, which has been the template for more than four decades. If Cyprus is to avoid conflict in future, it must be first become completely free.
Dividing Cypriots The seeds of this conflict between the two Cypriot communities were planted by British imperialist policies of divide and rule during the interwar years, similar to what happened in many other parts of the empire.
Every Saturday Hear about special editorial projects, new product information, and upcoming events. The country's enormous natural gas reserves are intricately linked to the potential for bailing out Cyprus, Alic writes. That's hard to say.