In early 2016, Cyprus asked the EU to recognise Turkish as an official language, in an attempt to boost its reunification process. Over one year later, this request has made little headway.
In February 2016, Greek-Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades wrote to the Dutch Presidency of the EU asking for Turkish to be recognised as the bloc’s 25th official language.
Reunification talks between the two halves of the Mediterranean island are still ongoing and Anastasiades hoped securing official status for Turkish would advance the negotiations. Ler mais (...)