Cyprus: In Search of Peace
Since 1974, Cyprus has been divided both geographically and politically. With the Turkish occupation of the northern third of the island still in force, attempts at reconciliation between the Greek and Turkish communities have been fraught with difficulties. In addition to the polarization of the two main communities in Cyprus, MRG is concerned that the cultural survival of the island’s three smaller minorities – Maronites, Armenians and Latins – risks being overlooked. The Report therefore includes an account of these smaller communities and considers the provision that should be made to protect their minority rights.
Please note that the terminology in the fields of minority rights and indigenous peoples’ rights has changed over time. MRG strives to reflect these changes as well as respect the right to self-identification on the part of minorities and indigenous peoples. At the same time, after over 50 years’ work, we know that our archive is of considerable interest to activists and researchers. Therefore, we make available as much of our back catalogue as possible, while being aware that the language used may not reflect current thinking on these issues.