No Reason to Celebrate


DENIED: Turkish Cypriots, like these in Nicosia, supported the U.N. plan

Just as Greek Cypriots were getting ready to join the European Union, they voted down a United Nations plan to unify their island — killing what may have been the last chance to heal Cyprus' 30-year division. Their Turkish-Cypriot neighbors were left out of the E.U accession bash. So why were the Turks celebrating last week? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the "most successful event" for Turkish diplomacy in 50 years; Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül declared the start of a "new era." Their joy springs from the fact that Turkey's real goal is not a reunited Cyprus (though that would...

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