Scenarios for Cyprus after the Annan Plan
Karasar, Hasan Ali
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This master’s thesis aims to introduce a proper understanding of the longlasting problems in Cyprus by analyzing the specific elements that shape the conflict in the region, starting by giving the historical details of the island. Considering similar conflicts that occurred throughout the history and previously applied mechanisms in order to manage the problems on the island, several scenarios will be presented and discussed to light the way for the best settlement of conflicts. All the way through the study, the method of merging comparative and single case studies is adopted and in-dept interviews with the former and incumbent presidents of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus iv (TRNC) are made to supply views of different generations whether nonrecognition of the independence of TRNC have functioned as an impediment ahead of conflict resolution. The study is concluded by revealing that the case of TRNC fits into the category of ethnic conflict just like the case of Kosovo, hence the resolution that will be applied in TRNC shall be very similar to Kosovar experience.