Cyprus Negotiations and Rauf Denktash
In 1968 the two communities agreed to meet to reach a solution to the Cyprus problem. Not all negotiations at this stage of the conflict were externally sponsored andconducted. The lack of willingness to cooperate on the part of the two sides was the main cause of the failure of the talks. The different approaches of the two sides in the negotiations also played a great role inthe failure of the talks. The founder and the first president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Raif Denktaş, became intercommunal negotiator in 1968. He studied law at Lincoln's Inn in London, England. He had a practice in Nicoseia in the late 1940s. His thesises based on law rules. His strong memory took advantage him on negotiation table.

Rauf Denktash, Cyprus, United Nations, negotiation