Turks Favor Anastasiades in Greek Cyprus Elections | Sinem Cengiz

“The majority of Turkish Cypriots favor Nicos Anastasiades, the leader of Greek Cyprus’ main opposition party, the Democratic Rally (DISY), in the upcoming presidential elections in Greek Cyprus.
The elections in Greek Cyprus will be held on Feb.17. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent in the first round, there will be a second round held on Feb. 24.”
“‘I believe that Anastasiades should win. He is a right-wing oriented leader who has some healthy ideas about future cooperation between Turkey and Greek Cyprus. If Anastasiades is successful, Turkey will have a leader it can talk to in Greek Cyprus. Anastasiades is a figure who will negotiate,’ Sylvia Tiryaki, an expert on the Cyprus issue and the deputy director of the İstanbul-based Global Political Trends Center, told Sunday’s Zaman.”

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