The Turkish president can’t afford politically to have the island reunite now.
UN Secretary General António Guterres, centre, briefs journalists during a UN-supported conference in Geneva on Cyprus on Jan. 12 that brought together Mustafa Akinci, Turkish-Cypriot leader, left, and Nicos Anastasiades, Greek-Cypriot leader, right. Jean-Marc Ferré photograph courtesy of the UN
LONDON, U.K.—It would be an excellent thing to reunite the island of Cyprus after 42 years of heavily armed partition, but it’s probably not going to happen this year.
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