American CBS: "In Cyprus, a new generation inherits a conflict"

"Tell a Greek Cypriot that your next destination is the Turkish city of Istanbul, once the seat of empires, and there's a chance you will be gently chided. "You mean 'Constantinople,'" the conversation partner might say, referring to the former Byzantine capital, which fell to Ottoman armies in 1453," writes American CBS.

The American website refers to Cyprus' current financial problems but also to the so-called "Cyprus problem". Reporter comments that should officials find a peaceful solution to this problem, then it "is giving way to a sense that the problem is, unofficially, the default solution."

"People are simply not interested in any form of power-sharing," said Yiannis Papadakis, a social anthropologist at the University of Cyprus and added "there is a strong denial of this reality".

The report hosts the stories of a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot man.  They both described their childhood like "it never existed" and hope that things might change in the future.

However, the article presents Cyprus' two political leaders' view on the problem.  Few months ago, Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu said negotiations with the Greek Cypriot leader left "a zucchini taste in the mouth," a Turkish way of saying they have grown bland while his Greek Cypriot counterpart, President Demetris Christofias said in May that talking to Eroglu was "like trying to knock down a wall by throwing eggs at it."

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