A Historical Account of the Cyprus Problem and the Annan Plan: A Unique Opportunity or an Unwelcome Solution?

Iakovos Menelaou
2019 Akropolis  
In this paper, we focus on the Cyprus problem, a thorny and multi-dimensional problem, and especially on the historic events in the years 1950-74 that led the island to the current stalemate and the status quo with two separate communities. Although the decision by the Turkish Cypriot side to open the borders in 2003 and the negotiations between the two sides for a settlement, the Cyprus problem remains unresolved. We will also deal with the Annan Plan which has been characterised by some
more » ... rised by some observers as a unique opportunity for a settlement and attempt to explain the reasons why the Greek Cypriot side rejected it massively.
doi:10.35296/jhs.v3i0.17 fatcat:tpgblf2bijecvdqcnpytur3tcy