Hurriyet, the leading Turkish newspaper reports that the left-right grand coalition government in northern Cyprus has collapsed due to its failure to deliver on exactly what it promised to do in the first place: undertake long-overdue reforms and achieve the restructuring of the Turkish Cypriot public administration
This is bad news for Northern Cyprus and for the proposed political solution with Greek Cyprus. It will potentially impact the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean, including offshore oil and gas development.
The article is written from the stance of Turkey as the benevolent protector but some of the insights are important. The attitude of the north Cyprus municipalities to the water pipeline from Turkey is unbelievable, putting narrow self-interest first.