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Robert Ellis: Ireland has inherited the most complex problem on Earth - Cyprus

Published 17/01/2013 | 13:43

NOW that Ireland has taken over the EU presidency, it has inherited what US President Lyndon B. Johnson once called "one of the most complex problems on earth" - Cyprus.

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At the same time Ireland has committed itself to supporting the membership bid of another problematic country, Turkey.



In this connection, European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton has been caught between a rock and a hard place, because in 2010 she called President McAleese’s support of Turkey’s EU membership “fundamentally flawed” and “misguided” but now she has to support the Irish government’s official position.

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