Holes in a Hard Line

It was a vicious murder, but the killers may escape punishment, because they crossed a border that most of the world doesn't recognize. In January 2005, Elmas Guzelyurtlu, a Turkish Cypriot businessman living near Nicosia in the southern part of Cyprus, was awoken by intruders. They took him, his wife[an error occurred while processing this directive] and 15-year-old daughter into a waiting car, drove them to a deserted highway pull-off, and shot them in the head. The murderers then fled across the "green line" that has divided Cyprus since 1974. For a moment, it seemed that justice might take its course. Turkish-Cypriot police, in the...

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