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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Many people have lost faith in the Cyprus negotiations, considering that no substantial progress was achieved since they were “reincarnated” last February.
Turkey’s active participation in any Western war on Islamist terrorism, be it related to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda or any other heinous gang using Islam to advance their evil propaganda, is of great importance. Why?
Believe it or not Turkey and the US have agreed during Secretary of State John Kerry’s one-day trip to Ankara that they will cooperate in the fight against terrorism. What will the two countries do?
There appears to be a sharp turn in Turkey back toward the West. While just the other day support for Turkey’s membership in the European Union was negligible, the majority of Turks now support EU admission.
It appears that describing the pro-government media with the modest “allegiant media” description will not suffice, and we will soon have to move on to a more saddening “smarmy media” description.
Expecting allies and friends not to allow each other’s anti-government personalities on their territory should not be mixed with judicial cooperation between countries.
Commenting about George Vassiliou, the late Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktaş said he was no different than other Greek Cypriot leaders; the only difference might have been his ability to make the nastiest remarks with a smiling face.
'It is difficult to understand Greek Cypriot mentality,' Turks and other people complaining of Greeks often say. Wrong
All throughout this summer, Russia was in Ukraine with its weapons, ammunition and direct support for the Ukrainian rebels, now it appears that it is there also with its troops, tanks and aerial combat capabilities
What is successful, what is not? Someone successful for one might be a total loser for another.
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