Rebecca Bryant

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    Bargaining bodies: The EU’s deal with Turkey has sacrificed Europe’s principles to appease domestic politics

Bargaining bodies: The EU’s deal with Turkey has sacrificed Europe’s principles to appease domestic politics

The EU and Turkey have agreed on the broad elements of a deal to help stem the flow of people across the Turkish border into the EU. Assessing the content of the agreement, Rebecca Bryant writes that the EU is on the brink of making a costly mistake for the sake of domestic expediency. She argues that rather than […]

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    Cyprus ‘peace water’ project: how it could affect Greek-Turkish relations on the island

Cyprus ‘peace water’ project: how it could affect Greek-Turkish relations on the island

A water pipeline between Turkey and northern Cyprus was recently completed, despite criticism from some Greek Cypriot politicians that the project would increase Turkey’s influence over the north of the island. Rebecca Bryant writes that the project represents part of Turkey’s long-term strategy to increase development in the north, preparing it for an agreement to end the division of […]

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    The EU’s dirty deal with Turkey: why the refugee agreement could have dangerous consequences

The EU’s dirty deal with Turkey: why the refugee agreement could have dangerous consequences

EU leaders have proposed a deal with Turkey under which the country would receive financial assistance and other concessions in exchange for limiting the flow of refugees across Turkey’s borders into the EU. Rebecca Bryant writes that while Turkey undoubtedly requires money to help manage the crisis, the EU should not view the deal as a simple way to […]

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    The victory of Mustafa Akıncı in northern Cyprus gives hope to Turkish Cypriots of a better future

The victory of Mustafa Akıncı in northern Cyprus gives hope to Turkish Cypriots of a better future

Northern Cyprus held the second round of its presidential election on 26 April, with Mustafa Akıncı defeating the incumbent President, Derviş Eroğlu. Rebecca Bryant writes on what the result of the election might mean for the people of northern Cyprus and future negotiations with the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus. She notes that while Akıncı’s victory has been met […]

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