“We know that the population is at least half a million, but we don’t have the necessary details to make a healthy estimate,” says Hatay. He adds that “in any case, at any given moment, Turkish Cypriots are a minority in the northern part of Cyprus.
But Mete Hatay, a Cyprus-born senior research consultant with Peace Research Institute Oslo who has long studied the conflict, says indications are that the countries will not discuss Cyprus even as they intend to "move further with their bilateral relations."
“Perhaps rather than a measure of immediate relief, it could be an initiative well worth considering for the day after the end of the war and during the phase of reconstruction,”
Jointly published with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus, the paper presents an overview of the current state of grid integration throughout the Mediterranean area.
Jointly published with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Cyprus the paper discusses the significance of interconnector projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.
From Transnistria to South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Kosovo and Northern Cyprus: The presence of de facto states close to, or at the borders of the European Union is considered a security problem.
This Commentary is based on an initiative launched by IAI. The main goal is to propose a common and coordinated approach within the EuroMediterranean area in terms of energy transition.
Published by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) in the IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2023
New PCC Report by Nasia Hadjigeorgiou taking a legal perspective on the buffer zone in Cyprus.
A new PCC Policy Brief by Mete Hatay is out, looking at the cost of the international community's disengagement with Cyprus and potential ways to revive negotiations.
Earthquake Politics: A Reflection on Aftershocks in Cyprus
"The unfortunate dual calamities hitting Turkey and Greece in the first half of 2023 in the forms of a devastating earthquake and horrendous train crash respectively, revived memories of the summer of 1999, when two major destructive earthquakes hit Istanbul and Athens.
Europe's Green Transition: News Areas of Conflict and Cooperation in Divided Cyprus
“Building Bridges in a Polarized World and Divided Cyprus”
The PRIO Cyprus Centre and the PRIO Middle East Centre are collaborating in a joint initiative of Istitut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals and Blanquerna - Universitat Ramón Llull
While conceding that an annexation of the northern part of Cyprus is possible, PRIO Cyprus Centre's Senior Researcher Mete Hatay underlines that this will have consequences for Turkey and warns that talking so much about this possibility may prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.