Turkey – a hostage to Cyprus

Turkey – a hostage to Cyprus


After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan warned: “Today the Republic of Cyprus is the prisoner of the Turkish army. Tomorrow the Turkish army will find itself the prisoner of the Republic of Cyprus.”

A fornight ago the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in its report on UK-Turkey relations agreed. “Turkey’s EU accession process is stuck, effectively hostage to the Cyprus dispute.”

In 1921 the Anglo-Ir...


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