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Why Is Cyprus Still Divided?

America, the European Union, and moderate Arab allies should sanction Turkey until it gives up its occupation.

The division of Cyprus is fast approaching the half-century mark.

  • Michael Rubin
  • The National Interest

In fact, that division has now lasted longer than that of Germany.

Close to two-thirds of Cypriots were not yet born when Turkish troops first invaded the country.

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) maintains the separation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots but it has failed to stop (let alone reverse) Turkey’s ethnic…

While the United Nations has sporadically sponsored initiatives to end the…

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