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Kıbrıs’ta Gali Plânı’na Göre Toprak Meselesi
The Territorial Issue in Cyprus According to the Ghali Plan

Author(s): Soyalp Tamçelik
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Gazi Akademik Bakış
Keywords: Cyprus; Gobi Plan; Ghali Plan; Land; Map; Federation; Bi-zonal

Summary/Abstract: In this research, the essentials concerning the territorial negotiations in Cyprus have been addressed according to the Ghali Plan. Based on this, the main purpose of this research is to display the technical dimension of the above-mentioned negotiations, the political approaches of the parties, the economic features, and the possible effects of the negotiations according to the new system wanted to be established in Cyprus. Actually, the works conducted regarding territorial adjustments in Cyprus could be understood by correctly examining the reasons of events and the factors affecting these, because considering the territorial negotiations developed between the sides simply as ‘expansionism’ or ‘territorial fetishism’ is a great mistake. Therefore, making territorial adjustments between the sides draws attention as one of the most important parts of the solution considered. Moreover, the issue of territory stands out as one of the main criteria in the meetings held over Cyprus, because breaking off the connection of the issue with other factors or displaying it as if ‘this is the only issue’ during the adjustments to be made is not a correct approach. If an opposite situation develops, it will not be possible to meet the parties’ legal requirements, expectations and worries. Therefore, in order for both sides to achieve a permanent solution, making mutual and balanced concessions to each other seems as the most realistic approach. Based on this, the research consists of two main sections. The first section deals with the essentials of the territorial negotiations according to the Ghali Plan, while the second and final section examines the negotiations conducted on the territorial adjustments.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 103-130
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Turkish