Can Cyprus' economic crisis end long division between Turkish north and Greek south?
NICOSIA, Cyprus When Cyprus' banking system imploded last month, dooming the country to economic contraction and years of depression, Turkish Cypriots who dominate the northern part of the island had a distinctly more upbeat reaction than the Greek Cypriots who dominate the south.
Where Greek Cypriots saw only despair – as many as 10,000 businesses are expected to close, driving unemployment beyond anywhere else in Europe – Turkish Cypriots saw a moment of opportunity that might lead to economic cooperation and eventually a political breakthrough.
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