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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It might be an underestimation to say Turkey will become a “peculiar democracy” once Turks approve constitutional amendments, which would provide the country’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vast presidential powers.
Unlike Rod Nordland of The New York Times or Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal, who have recently been barred entry to Turkey, some foreign journalists still report from here.
Two important events will begin today. In Ankara, the Turkish parliament will convene to start the second round of deliberations on a constitutional reform package that the opposition claims will convert Turkey into an authoritarian country, while in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, the Cyprus conference that started last week will resume for technical talks at the level of undersecretaries and deputy undersecretaries.
Has there been any progress at the Geneva Cyprus talks? This is a very important question, the answer to which largely depends on which perspective one might wish to answer it from
Today marks the fifth death anniversary of Rauf Denktaş, the founding president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Will it be possible for the Turkish Cypriot president to produce a map showing his territorial offers for a settlement on Cyprus while not even an inch of progress has been achieved on replacing the “red” section regarding power sharing with a “black” one?
After so many rounds of talks and numerous declarations of great success or announcements of breakthroughs, the Cyprus talks train finally came to a very important station.
The new Cyprus rendezvous in Geneva is in a few days and the sides are undertaking their last preparations for what is claimed to be a make-or-break session.
Turkey has been passing through one of the worst and complicated periods of its history.
How many of us see it this way I have no idea but I tend to believe that there ought to be at least two different forms of apocalypse
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