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By James Ker-Lindsay

For almost 60 years--from its rebellion opposed to British rule within the Nineteen Fifties, to the bloody civil struggle among Greek and Turkish Cypriots within the Nineteen Sixties, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus within the Seventies, and the United Nation's ongoing 30-year attempt to reunite the island--the tiny Mediterranean state of Cyprus has taken a disproportionate percentage of the overseas highlight. And whereas it's been usually within the information, actual and neutral info at the clash has been approximately very unlikely to acquire.

In The Cyprus challenge: What each person must Know®, James Ker-Lindsay--recently appointed as professional consultant to the UN Secretary-General's precise consultant on Cyprus--offers an incisive, even-handed account of the clash. Ker-Lindsay covers all points of the Cyprus challenge, putting it in old context, addressing the location because it now stands, and searching towards its attainable solution. The ebook starts off with the origins of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot groups in addition to the opposite indigenous groups at the island (Maronites, Latin, Armenians, and Gypsies). Ker-Lindsay then examines the tensions that emerged among the Greek and Turkish Cypriots after independence in 1960 and the complicated constitutional provisions and overseas treaties designed to defend the recent nation. He can pay specified consciousness to the Turkish invasion in 1974 and the next efforts by way of the UN and the overseas group to reunite Cyprus. The book's ultimate chapters deal with a number of urgent matters that divide the 2 Cypriot groups, together with key issues over estate, refugee returns, and the repatriation of settlers. Ker-Lindsay concludes via contemplating no matter if partition rather is the simplest answer, as many observers more and more suggest.

Written via a number one professional, The Cyprus Problem brings a lot wanted readability and realizing to a clash that has confounded observers and members alike for decades.

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