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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The election of Mustafa Akıncı as the president of northern Cyprus will usher the island into a new and challenging phase.
Turkey marking National Sovereignty and Children’s Day yesterday. As for the Children’s Day, there was no problem.
The combined vote of the two leading candidates in April 19’s inconclusive first round of voting in the Turkish Cypriot presidential race hardly made up 55 percent of the valid votes.
Some 177,000 Turkish Cypriots went to the polling booths April 19 to vote to elect a president that would lead the tiny Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in talks with Greek Cypriots, expected to resume next month, to achieve a federal resolution
It was great to listen to the lectures on the “new Turkey” and “advanced democracy” from the prime minister.
Is there anything abnormal in the head of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) telling newspeople that all cats had been collected and none were left on the streets?
In the “Kurdish opening” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government something rather odd has been happening lately.
Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations.
Turkish media has had an acute problem all along, like the media of any other country: To be the first to report a development with as much detail as possible.
For weeks the Turkish opposition parties tried to resist and obstruct the security package from becoming law, but the government used the Oct. 6-7 Kobane unrest across the country to press ahead and legislated it.
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