Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
European Studies Seminar Series
Property Problem in Cyprus
The Graduate Center,
City University of New
13:30 pm - 15:00 pm
Abstract: This is a comparative study in the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on attitudes of members of the two communities about the problem of reparations and its effect on the exercise of property rights in Cyprus. The study particularly analyzes Cypriots’ positions, both Greek and Turkish, to the problem of compensation to the owners of immovable property. The attitudes of the people to the property provisions of the former UN Secretary-General’s Annan Plan for Cyprus is the starting point of the research, followed by more substantial questions on the problematic relation between property and return of the internally displaced. This project is part of a PhD dissertation utilising both quantitative and comparative case study methods, and titled "The Property Rights of Conflict-Induced IDPs: Ideals, Realities, Lessons."