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Cyprus, the EU's easternmost member, has had a long and difficult road since gaining independence from Britain in 1960: civil war, partition, economic boom, EU accession, and now the latest casualty of the financial crisis. How did Cyprus get into this situation? How can the country recover? And could this crisis actually be an opportunity to finally solve the island’s longstanding division between its two separated communities?
A selection of our best articles on Cyprus.
The defeat of Tassos Papadopoulos in the first round of the Cypriot presidential elections on 17 February 2008 came as a complete shock. Almost every poll - and there had been many - had suggested that, if not the lead candidate, the incumbent president was a certainty for the expected run-off vote on 24 February. But it was not to be.