"An Analysis of the Cyprus Conflict with a Psyhoanalytical Approach
Dr. Sezai OZCELİK
George Mason University
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, USA
Summary: This study will focus on the psychoanalytical concepts and theories to explain the borders and barriers among the social groups and states. The concepts of the minor differences, externalization, projection, chosen trauma and glories, dehumanization, victimization, and ethnic identity were used to analyze the historical, psychological and political barriers between Turkish and Greek Cypriots. In Cyprus conflıct, it’s necessary to deal with historical and psychological barriers to achieve lasting and perpetual peace and political solution like the Annan Plan."
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