Turkish President’s “Provocative” Cyprus Visit Sparks Backlash

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A recent visit by controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Northern Cyprus has sparked geopolitical concerns for the region.

The visit has reignited a decades long dispute over the island which was partially occupied by Turkey in 1974. The UN does not recognise Norther Cyprus and there have been ongoing attempts to reunite the island by the international community.

The Wire spoke to Eziz Bawermen regarding the reasons for the visit, and why it has reopened old wounds for the Greek-Cypriots.



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