My Foreign Office colleague, Minister of State Baroness Symons, said at the time: “The Turkish Cypriots can reasonably ask that they should not be the victims of this setback, and yet it is they who are left in limbo outside the European Union.
If the quid pro quohad been EU membership, a deal in my view would have been agreed.
But absent that, the reality is that however well intentioned, no Greek-Cypriot leader will ever be able to get their electorate behind a deal.
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In one of its worst strategic decisions ever, the European Union (sadly, with UK acquiescence) had agreed that Cyprus should join the EU on , whether agreement had been reached with the Turkish Cypriots or not Earlier this summer the 11th international effort to strike a deal between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots was rejected by the Greek-Cypriot government – as every previous one has been.
So, whatever its terms, will the next, and the next.
It is time to end the charade that negotiated agreement to unite the island with a “bizonal, bicommunal” government will ever be possible.
The solution is to partition the island and give international recognition to the Turkish-Cypriot state in the north.
Certainly the UK would not have done, if it had been a British minority under such a threat.