A part of the regional dispute and a complex international conflict, known as the Cyprus Question or Cyprus Issue, has its roots in the colonial past. Since 1974, this small island in the eastern Mediterranean has been de facto divided in its present form, in a long-lasting political deadlock. In 1978, Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have agreed that a solution to the Cyprus Question could be a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political equality for the two ethnic groups, and negotiations to achieve a viable solution and political compromise are still in process.
Since 2011, Leon works with both communities on the island, meeting with the people and listening to their stories, trying to understand and document the social, political and psychological aspects of the conflict. In that effort, he is helped by world famous psychologist and Cyprus native Dr. Vamik Volkan.