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Greek Cypriots Reject a U.N. Peace Plan

Date: April 25, 2004
Author: Susan Sachs
QUOTE: European officials sharply criticized the Greek Cypriot leadership last week, accusing it of misleading Europe into believing that it would support reunification after Cyprus was invited to become a member in 2003.

ABSTRACT: In a historic vote, the first since Cyprus was divided by Turkey's 1974 invasion, Greek Cypriots voted against reunification of the small Mediterranean island while Turkish Cypriots voted in favor. The plan, developed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, was to bring together the two sides of the country as Cyprus joins the European Union. Some people felt mislead by the Greek Cypriot leadership because it has, in the past several years, made public its wish to reunify.

--- Kyle Boelte

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