Cyprus: Anger from All

Ecuador's Galo Plaza, U.N. mediator for Cyprus, once described himself as a pathological optimist. He was employing no such label last week, as he presented the results of a yearlong study of the labyrinthine Cyprus problem.

As expected, Plaza's plan pleased no one. He ruled out enosis (union with Greece), which is what many Greeks and Greek Cypriots want, as well as federalism or partition of the island, which is what Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots want. In effect, Plaza said that the U.N. as mediator could do nothing further until the two communities on Cyprus sat down face...

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