Could Cyprus Stop Turkey From Joining The EU?


Did you know that the small Mediterranean island of Cyprus could stop Turkey from joining the European Union? Here’s the thing – the island has been split in half by a UN buffer zone since the 1970s. Even its capital city, Nicosia, is divided. And Turkey is a big part of that. Today we’re going to look at the history and context behind the division, and how it could impact the future of the European Union.

Learn more here:
Cyprus Mail Online. “The Divided Island.”

Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP). (

The Economist. “Cyprus Can Be Reunified, If Turkey’s President Allows It.”

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Footage and images courtesy of AP, Reuters and Al Jazeera Media Network archives.

About Newsbroke:
Presented by: Sana Saeed
Written by: Kathryn Wheeler
Edited by: Michael Nguyen
Animations by: Debbie Schedivy
Illustrations by: Debbie Schedivy
Produced by: Kathryn Wheeler, Sana Saeed

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