Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
As unity talks begin, history tells us the divisions in Cyprus are not simply the result of two competing nationalisms.
Another 'last chance' has been missed. But while talks disintegrate, islanders are just getting on with peace in practice.
The island's leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss the prospect of reunification. Here's what is on the negotiating table.