Will He or Won't He?


SURPRISE! Tassos Papadopoulos secured an unexpected election win.

Is reunification finally at hand for Cyprus? On Feb. 16 Tassos Papadopoulos, 69, grabbed a surprise victory in presidential elections in the Greek section of Cyprus, the Mediterranean island that has been divided into Greek and Turkish enclaves since Turkey invaded the north in 1974. So when U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits Cyprus this week as part of an attempt to enforce the U.N.'s Feb. 28 deadline for a plan to stitch the island back together, he will not be dealing with defeated incumbent Glafcos Clerides, who was favorably disposed toward reunification. Instead, Annan will have to address the ideology of...

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