The new economic protocol, an economic support and reform package that Turkey signed with the Turkish Cypriot community, has further destabilised the political situation of the community, setting difficult dilemmas for the island of Cyprus as a whole, as well as for regional actors. We aim to provide a background to the Turkish Cypriot community’s economy and contextualize the recent, politically charged, economic protocol given by Turkey in April 2022. This protocol explicitly introduced political and administrative conditions to the Turkish Cypriot authorities that aim to control the political, the administrative and the social fabric of the Turkish Cypriot community.


Dr. Alexander Apostolides

Senior Research Fellow


Dr. Mertkan Hamit