Failure to meet the above criteria - being the fundamental principle of a federation - it would ultimately produce a dysfunctional society without political stability.
Most importantly, one does not use military troops to occupy another nation - like Turkey did in Cyprus - then wily submits to negotiate a pseudo-federation under the pretext of protecting an ethnic minority - as in this case, the Turkish Cypriots! If this proposed “federation” comes into fruition based on the principle that aggressiveness is acceptable and “Might is Right”, it would open up a legal torrent with unforeseeable consequences.
It is wiser for the two communities to negotiate a viable solution between themselves (and kick all the rest out) and try to live as one unified country, one citizenship and one government based on One person - One vote rather than slice the island like a pizza. If this is not reached, Cyprus will be troubled forever and our children and grandchildren will pay the ultimate price for our own stupidity. The choice is ours, so let's stop burning our children on the altar of our own hatred.
Andreas C Chrysafis, spoken wisely. Unfortunately the majority of real tCypriots are not in Cyprus. We may be hesitant to admit it publicly but the truth is we are debating the Turkish TSK/Ergenekon fascists and their irrelevant puppets (Sampson equivalents, but longer lasting as a result of the occupation).
Only changes in regional geopolitical balance can create the momentum needed to implement the only possible solution: a unitary state.