'Essential reading for all diplomats posted to Cyprus.'
- Ingemar Lindhal, Swedish Ambassador to Cyprus.
The young lawyer that defended EOKA fighters in British colonial courts, the first president of the Cypriot House of Representatives, and for ten years the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafkos Clerides met with the Turkish Cypriot Professor Niyazi Kizilyurek in an intellectual journey in the modern political history of Cyprus. They discussed the most important aspects of the Cyprus problem. The narration of Glafkos Clerides covers the period from 1950 up to the referendum on the Annan Plan 2004. He indicates and analyzes the responsibilities of each political leadership. At the same time, the account of the Turkish Cypriot professor for the responsibilities of the Turkish and the Turkish Cypriot side in the Cyprus deadlock completes the whole historical and political picture.
The book, Glafkos Clerides: The Path of a Country, is an important document for anyone who wants to understand the long-standing Cyprus problem and derive their own lessons for the future.