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Cyprus-EU Relations: Possible Scenarios For The Future

By Ilhan Ozturk, Kamil Sertoglu and Ebru Kaptan


Cyprus Problem is being discussed from a different perspective since the application of South Cyprus for full membership to the European Union. Today the problem came to a turning point where the efforts for solving the problem would end up at a point where the division of the island becomes permanent. The study first evaluates the relations between Cyprus and the Union. Then it examines the application of GCA to the EU, the reasons for application, Turkish Cypriot’s response to the application and possible future scenarios that are likely to take place. It is concluded that the acceptance of Cyprus to the Union in its current state is a highly possible scenario and this would lead to the permanent division of the island.

Topics: Z10 - General
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.3923/jas.2002.237.244
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