About Umut Bozkurt

Umut Bozkurt is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. She is the author, with Nicos Trimikliniotis, of Beyond a Divided Cyprus: A State and Society in Transformation published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles by Umut Bozkurt

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Darian Meacham, Europe the Very Idea team Francesco Tava, Europe the Very Idea team Darian Meacham and Francesco Tava introduce this week's theme: Old ideas for a new Europe.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On remembering and forgetting: reflections on the long summer of '74 in Cyprus

Though I was born two years after the ominous summer of '74, my life has been defined by Turkey’s military operation, division and the agony of that long summer. A country so traumatized and marked with heart-wrenching memories, could not but produce children as scarred as itself.

Cyprus: Divided by history, united by austerity

A political settlement to the Cyprus dispute is no longer just a romantic fantasy; it may be the only way out of the country's current economic crisis.

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