The Cyprus conflict: Searching for a solution to the dispute over exclusive economic zone in the mediterranean sea
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CitationKalaycı, D. (2019). The Cyprus conflict: Searching for a solution to the dispute over exclusive economic zone in the mediterranean sea. International Congress on Business and Marketing. s. 215-233.
The Cyprus conflict gained momentum after oil and gas reserves were discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean region. This research examines the policies of regional and global actors regarding the problem to investigate the issue of the Exclusive Economic Zone which has been at the center of attention after the discovery of natural resources. The paper also examines the current position of the leaders of the Turkish Cypriot and the Greek Cypriot communities in the Cyprus conflict negotiations in light of the natural resource discoveries. The United Nations Good Offices mission mediates the negotiations between the Turkish and the Greek authorities in the Cyprus conflict. This research uses Zartman’s theory of Hurting Stalemate and Ripe Moment to propose a solution that bridges the dispute over the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Cyprus problem. Reaching a mutually hurting stalemate will increase the awareness of the parties to the conflict of the losses incurred on them because of the conflict. This awareness creates motivation for the parties to take a constructive step to find a solution to the conflict.
SourceInternational Congress on Business and Marketing
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