Ertan Karpazlı

Ertan Karpazlı

Ertan Karpazlı is a founding member of the Cezire Association, an organization dedicated to the research and representation of Turkish Cypriot heritage and culture.
US Lifts Arms Embargo on Cyprus But Only Selling Smoke

US Lifts Arms Embargo on Cyprus, But Only Selling Smoke

July 18, 2019
If anything, the lifting of the arms embargo is no more than a symbolic gesture of solidarity to the Greek Cypriots, as well as a test of their loyalty to U.S. foreign policy. More importantly, however, the bill serves as a message to Turkey, which faces being expelled from participation in the F-35 program by July 31.
Cyprus in the Midst of Shifting Tides in the Mediterranean

Cyprus in the Midst of Shifting Tides in the Mediterranean Gas Competition

February 8, 2019
At the expense of the Turkish Cypriots, a group of seven European Union member states declared their support for the Greek Cypriot administration, amid controversial hydrocarbon exploration taking place off the island of Cyprus.
New Cold War heats up around Cyprus

New Cold War heats up around Cyprus

March 24, 2018
Conflict appears to be closer in Cyprus than peace, despite the sincere will of its people to achieve it. While Turkish and Greek Cypriots discuss reunification, the dispute between external players may end up splitting them further apart.
Cypriots Weary of Fragile Peace Talks

Cypriots Weary of Fragile Peace Talks

January 3, 2017
As the gas fueling these peace talks begins to run low, Eide’s inspiring grin is gradually turning into a frown. Eide himself is now warning of a "deterioration of trust" and a "hardening of positions" among ordinary Greek and Turkish Cypriots. For many Cypriots, these talks are a last chance for peace on the island. If they fail, it is unlikely that anyone will accept the continuation of the status quo.