Summer is over and all sides are now focused on upcoming elections on both parts of the divide in Cyprus and in Turkey. Turkish Cypriot minority coalition finally collapsed the day after this episode was recorded. Both Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus have presidential elections in 2023 and the tension around the waters of Cyprus is likely to rise again. Turkey put its diplomatic skills at test on multiple fronts but the prospects for Turkish-American and Turkish-Russian relations do not look very promising. In the meantime, both communities are feeling the economic effects of the pandemic, Turkish Cypriots more, with the Turkish Lira continue to lose value against major currencies. At least, we have got our crossings back, Cypriots can now travel across the Green Line. Nicosia Uncut producers Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı, two Cypriots from both sides of the divide, shed a critical eye on the political developments in and around Cyprus.
Nicosia Uncut – Episode 30: More elections, more tensions (14/10/2021)