Opinion | Turkey’s Last Cards in Syria, the Cypriot Model

This article appeared in Al-Akhbar newspaper by Rezan Heddo

Translated to English by: Jamila Assi

Cyprus had lived a phase of chaos and civil war and had witnessed massacres and assassinations among EOKA (Greek Cypriots) lead by archbishop Makarios and Vulcan (Turkish Cypriots) lead by Rauf Denktash. The independence pact signed by the conflicting parties in Zurich 1959 with the influential of countries involved in the Cypriot issue (Britain – Turkey- Cyprus), failed to solve the problem and maintain peace and stability for more than three years. Read more