In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı criticize the political establishments on both sides of the divide and highlight the efforts of the civil society to resist partition. Political establishments on the both sides of the divide fail to address the division of the country while the forces of status quo are deepening the divide. Civil society and citizen initiatives are working tirelessly, albeit in limited capacity, to work to bring people together across the divide. The Turkish Cypriot leadership, now fully aligned with the Turkish government, is unpleasantly consistent in their rhetoric and actions in rejecting cooperation and a common future; the Greek Cypriot leadership is unpleasantly inconsistent between what they say and what they do. The Greek Cypriot leadership and the political elite insist that they support a federal solution but their actions (or inactions) contribute into deepening the divide. Turkey as usual, continue to interfere and dominate the Turkish Cypriot affairs in an extent that has not been seen in the past. Turkish Cypriots are now turning their attention to the local elections that will take place on 25 December 2022, the Greek Cypriots are busy following the campaigns for the presidential elections.
Nicosia Uncut – Episode 43: Sleepwalking towards destruction – civil society is resisting (17/11/2022)