The Prospects for Peace in Cyprus: The Impact of Elections in the North

Cihan Dizdaroglu

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The goal of this policy paper is not to predict who will win the presidential election in the North but, rather, to discuss the extent to which
the election affects the prospects for a solution in Cyprus. Accordingly, the paper begins by offering a brief outline of the cur- rent state of negotiations, followed by a discussion of the top candidates’ politi- cal orientations. The third section focuses on the pos- sible impact of the election on peace negotiations, and the paper concludes with some important points going forward. Rather than relying on leadership changes on both sides, this paper argues for the need to adjust mentalities in favor of a more inclusive negotiation process to foster an atmosphere suitable for a possible solution in Cyprus.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherISTANPOL: Istanbul Political Research Institute
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2020


  • Cyprus
  • Peace Negotiations
  • Youth
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Public Perception

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