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YUSUF KANLI

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Cyprus deal: Not now or never?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The four-page document that Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades gave to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting at Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum underlined once again how delusional it might be to expect a quick Cyprus fix

Comment(s) 2/5/2016

Is the AKP cauldron on fire?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Anyone who over the past two decades has gotten to know Bülent Arınç, a former number two of the AKP and one of party’s four founders, would agree that he has always been a well-versed provocateur…

Comment(s) 2/3/2016

Individual rights or communal rights

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A process of intentional deception is underway

Comment(s) 2/1/2016

Reinstituting death penalty but for whom?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey’s “high society” of beauty parlor blondes was shocked over reports in social media that a 19-year-old female university student was raped in the backyard of a Bağdad Caddesi apartment by a “married man with two kids”

Comment(s) 1/29/2016

Turkey’s bitter failure in Syria

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Was travelling “a few hours” to the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, performing Friday prayers there and emerging out as a sort of a neo-caliph of a neo-Ottoman state an often cited dream of Turkey’s ultimate policy?

Comment(s) 1/27/2016

Welcome to Nikos and Andros…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Many people were puzzled when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu separately met in Istanbul with Andreas Kyprianou, the secretary-general of the Greek Cypriot Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL)

Comment(s) 1/25/2016

Trilateral meeting for Cyprus, finally...

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Who managed to convince the Greek Cypriot leadership to drop its intransigence and agree to meet with the Turkish Cypriot leader in the presence of the U.N. secretary-general?

Comment(s) 1/22/2016

The Davos encounter…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

“The two communal leaders of Cyprus,” I would say, but Greek Cypriots would bombard me with protest letters that Nikos Anastasiades was the “president” of the U.N. and EU-member Cyprus, not a communal leader with his buddy Mustafa Akıncı

Comment(s) 1/20/2016

Failed protocol, water and municipalities

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Tuğrul Türkeş, Turkey’s deputy prime minister in charge of Cyprus, was apparently puzzled with developments on Cyprus and admitted that he could not understand the Turkish Cypriot mentality

Comment(s) 1/18/2016

Mentality problem and the beasts

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Jan. 14 statement, there were a few sentences that anyone with a sober mind and an understanding of civil liberties, freedom of expression, and intellectuals’ right to engage in affairs could approve of

Comment(s) 1/15/2016

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