Cyprus peace talks a ‘last chance,’ Turkish foreign minister says

Is this reference to ‘the last chance’ by the foreign minister of Turkey a veiled or overt form of blackmail? Whatever the answer to that question may be, one thing is clear. The phrase ‘the last chance’ has been a part of the lexicon of Cyprus since 26 June 1958. On that date, the then British Colonial Secretary, Alan Lennox-Boyd, told the House of Commons that the the ill-fated Macmillan Plan relating to Cyprus may provide ‘perhaps … the last chance’. All these decades later, the phrase continues to be recycled from time to time with the apparent aim of exerting psychological pressure.

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