property planning demographic concerns

The Demographic Shift of Turkish Cypriots in Northern Cyprus

The demographic shift of Turkish Cypriots in Northern Cyprus is a pressing issue, with fears that Turkish Cypriots may vanish from certain areas in just a decade. This is due to inadequate land quotas and property planning, allowing only 20% of new developments for Turkish Cypriots or citizens of Turkey, potentially leading to complete foreign ownership and significant cultural, educational, and political changes. Proposed solutions include increasing the property quotas for Turkish Cypriots to 30% to preserve their presence in the region.