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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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Olly Huitson, Editor

Oliver Huitson is Co-Editor at OurKingdom and a freelance journalist.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Objectivity, neutrality and the call for virtuous anger in academe

The problem with this perception of academic research as objective, dispassionate and free from emotion runs deeper. Neutrality, especially in social sciences does not exist.

Yes we can? Mustafa Akıncı and a new hope for Cyprus

Akıncı's election victory was greeted with euphoria by both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. After 40 years of separation, could a solution to the Cyprus dispute finally be within reach?

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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