The event took place with the participation of approximately 20 civil society activists, opinion makers, academics, journalists, and experts from Turkey, Greece, and both sides of Cyprus.
The event aimed to contribute to the expedited search for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem. During the meeting, the participants discussed the main parameters of the property issue and presented the expectations of both Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities in Cyprus. Another topic of discussion was the financial cost of the settlement of the Cyprus Question and the possibilities of financing it.
Since 2008, the Heybeliada Talks have served as a multi-party dialogue platform for sincere exchange of ideas between main stakeholders on issues pertaining to the solution of the Cyprus question. The meetings originally started on the island of Heybeliada in the Sea of Marmara, and later relocated to Nicosia’s Buffer Zone.
The 20th round of the Heybeliada Talks was dedicated to the memory of Michael Moran who passed away on February 4, 2016. Michael Moran was a philosopher, academician, and author of numerous books on Cyprus and has contributed to plentiful GPoT Center publications and events.