Nicosia: the origins of the conflict and the partition of the city

Journal title STORIA URBANA
Author/s Anna Casaglia
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/128 Language Italian
Pages 34 P. 53-86 File size 856 KB
DOI 10.3280/SU2010-128004
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This article describes the process of Nicosia’s division, enlightening inner and external mechanisms which contributed to the rising of the conflict and to the shift from a contested city towards a divided city, through the physical separation of Greek and Turkish Cypriots. More than fifty years after the city division, Nicosia is going through a period of transition, since the border has been opened and talks for reconciliation and a possible reunification of Cyprus are taking place. The article analyses the consequences of the division on the city and its administration, underlying actions taken throughout time with the aim to maintain shared forms of territory management. Those actions make it possible to think about a reunification from a structural point of view, although they do not represent a sufficient condition for reconciliation.

Keywords: Divided city Polarized city Nicosia Nicosia Master Plan

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Anna Casaglia, Nicosia: origini della contesa e partizione della città in "STORIA URBANA " 128/2010, pp 53-86, DOI: 10.3280/SU2010-128004