40 Years after the Intervention: Turkish Public Opinion on the Cyprus Dispute

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EDAM’s ninth public opinion survey shows that 40 years after the intervention, the Turkish public is divided on how to resolve the Cyprus issue. When asked about their preferences for the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, a quarter of the participants argued that the issue has lasted for too long and that any solution is acceptable, whereas another quarter argued that there is “no need to insist for a solution” and preferred the two-state solution with the international recognition of the TRNC. Furthermore, the results of the survey have shown that there are meaningful differences of opinion both within and among different constituencies. The same question was directed to a panel of foreign policy experts, half of which favored the foundation of a united and EU member Cyprus.

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