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punktlich


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24/04/2009 18:01

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A hawkish problem

Apr 23rd 2009 - ISTANBUL

From The Economist print edition



A nationalist election win in northern Cyprus dims reunification hopes



THE prospects of a united Cyprus receded when a nationalist party won the parliamentary election in the north on April 19th. The National Unity Party, led by the hawkish Dervish Eroglu, took 44% of the vote, giving it 26 of the 50 seats. The vote for the ruling Republican Turkish Party, which backs reunification, fell to 29%. This reflects votersí disillusion over the UN-sponsored peace talks that have dragged on since Turkish troops seized the northern third of the island in 1974 after a failed attempt by ultra-nationalist Greek-Cypriots to unite with Greece.



rest of article at:

http://www.economist.com/world/europe/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13527550



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Message Posted:
24/04/2009 21:10

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as I say in another thread - the researcher for this article needs to be sacked or have his fee retained..



The "TRNC" govt weren't ordered by the ECHR to form a local remedy - the IPC - TURKEY was..... !



WAZ-24-7



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Message Posted:
25/04/2009 00:25

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A very intresting article. The Political,economic and social structure of the Island could see some real changes in the next 18 months. Whether these changes will be positive is very debatable.

I feel somwhat nervous as to how the TRNC and to lesser extent the ROC will fair on the increasingly competative world stage.



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