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Latest Developments in Cyprus Talks
 and Prospects for an Agreement

March 18, 2014 from 2:30pm-4:00pm EST
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Speaker: Dr. Kudret Ozersay, Chief Turkish Cypriot Negotiator

The Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been partitioned since 1974 when a military coup that attempted to unify the island with Greece was followed by a Turkish military intervention. Peace talks between the Republic of Cyprus and the internationally non-recognized Turkish administration continue under a United Nations initiative. The Turkish administration has appointed Kudret Ozersay as the negotiator for the Cyprus issue. In a written statement, the Turkish Cypriot administration said, "the ongoing diplomatic initiatives envisage a comprehensive and permanent solution in Cyprus". Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades meet to further their negotiation talks.

Dr. Kudret Ozersay is the Chief Negotiator, representing the Turkish administration. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus where he teaches a variety of courses on International Relations and International Law. He has numerous publications related to the Cyprus issue concerning property and human rights under international law. Additionally, Dr. Ozersay also heads a civil society movement called "Toparlaniyoruz"; an organization focused on combatting corruption, promoting transparency and accountability in Northern Cyprus.

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