Jasper Mortimer

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades arrives ahead of the European Council Summit at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 12, 2015. (photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Turkish and Greek Cypriots remain optimistic, despite collapse of talks

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | Jasper Mortimer, Contributor

While Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots blamed each other for last week's collapse in negotiations, many see positive signals because of shifts that took place in the talks.

Long road ahead for renewed Cyprus reunification talks

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 | Jasper Mortimer, Contributor

Cypriots watched the negotiations in Geneva with skepticism. While their leaders did not agree, they did focus on the hardest nut to crack, security, and they agreed to work further on it.

Turkish companies flout law for cheap Syrian labor

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 | Jasper Mortimer, Contributor

Unemployment in Turkey has reached 11.3%, and Syrian refugees have become a convenient scapegoat.

How Erdogan’s personal ambitions impact war in Turkey’s southeast

Friday, Jun. 24, 2016 | Jasper Mortimer, Contributor

Analysts say the time is ripe for the Turkish government and the PKK to talk peace, but such a move could get in the way of President Erdogan's political ambitions.

Is Turkey's plan to stop flow of refugees legal?

Monday, Mar. 14, 2016 | Jasper Mortimer, Contributor

Turkey's offer to the European Union to stop the flow of refugees to Greece is compelling — but is it legal?

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Jasper Mortimer is a South African-trained journalist who works for France24 TV and GRN. While traveling the world, he was waylaid in the Middle East, married a Turkish woman and settled in Ankara in 2007. He covers the Kurdish issue, the Syrian war and Cyprus.

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