The ‘problem of Turkey’ in Cyprus

The following article was written and posted in the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman by Professor Levent Köker of Gazi University. He provides a non-nationalistic approach to the mistakes that Turkey has made with Cyprus over the years. Its a very interesting read for anyone interested in the Cyprus Problem.

Here, the “problem” is perceived as the discontent of the Cypriot people about an “economic package” that originates from Turkey — which we may call the “immediate cause” of both rallies. Even some Cypriot columnists tend to argue that the primary purpose of the rallies is to demand that the level of welfare — which they have been maintaining thanks to the resources sent from Turkey — should be sustained. However, this is not the real “problem.”

Read the full article.