The Turkish Cypriot General Elections of December 2003: Setting the Stage for Resolving the Cyprus Conflict?

  title={The Turkish Cypriot General Elections of December 2003: Setting the Stage for Resolving the Cyprus Conflict?},
  author={Ali Çarkoğlu and Ahmet Bilge S{\"o}zen},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  pages={122 - 136}
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