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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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
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…
A process of intentional deception is underway
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”
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?
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)
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?
“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
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
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
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