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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
There are still almost 14 months before the next presidential elections tentatively scheduled for the last Sunday of April 2015
Turkey has become rather different compared to the apolitical post-1980s country where people were scared to manifest their political standing.
The cross meetings last Thursday between the representatives of the two antagonists of Cyprus in Ankara and Athens produced its first concrete result
Talking on the phone last week Kudret Özersay, the Turkish Cypriot chief negotiator, asserted that his trip to Athens and Andreas Mavroyannis’ trip to Ankara would not achieve anything
What should a journalist in any country do if someone comes up with a record of a phone conversation between two individuals?
The government is about to collapse in southern Cyprus. In the north, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami is unhappy - if not with Kudret Özersay, then with himself, who has the very title of negotiator
Strange things are happening in this country. A president was tweeting and complaining about anti-democratic elements of legislation
This time, it appears that a Cyprus settlement might soon become discernible.
Turkish Cypriot President Derviş Eroğlu was unsure whether he was happy or not with the resumption of the Cyprus peacemaking diplomacy with Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades.
The resumption of peacemaking diplomacy on Cyprus has apparently pleased most Turkish Cypriots, though there are some skeptics who have started crying foul and complaining that Turkey