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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It is difficult to understand why Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and his team have started seeking international sponsors for a Cyprus deal while there is, as yet, no such deal ready.
At conferences with young journalists, veterans of the profession often underline that journalists are very much like inn keepers while politicians, governments and mayors are just passersby who come and go.
It is as if a Cyprus settlement is completed and time has come to sell it to the people – and, of course, to the global sponsors who hopefully will finance its implementation
One of the penslingers of the government was on TV during Eid al-Adha
A country not so alien to Turks is sacrificing itself, its beloved sons and daughters in what appears to be a war fuelled by greed and determination to stay in power forever at any cost.
The Turkish Cypriot Football Federation, in a move which was supported by the present Turkish Cypriot government and the president, pushed aside a fundamental “equality of the two peoples of the island” demand, surrendered to the Greek Cypriots and accepted to become a subordinate of the Greek Cypriot-hijacked Cyprus Football Federation (KOP).
As is said, “The bravest of the gypsies lists his crimes when boasting what a great man he is.”
What is a journalist or who is a journalist? This is an explosive question in Turkey
Let no one make wrong calculations. Irrespective of political view, the June 7 elections must be read in realism.
According to Turkish European Union Minister Ali Haydar Konca, during the week-long curfew in southeastern Cizre at least 20 people lost their lives, though the prime minister of the country apparently wanted to believe no one was hurt
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