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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Lunacy appears to be contagious. Seeing the Syriza victory in nearby Greece, Turkey’s leftists and nationalists started talking about the possibility of attaining a similar success in the Turkish elections against the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Despite threats that investing in Greek Cypriot oil and gas plans might result in Turkey blacklisting it in Turkish tenders, French oil giant Total bid and won tenders to explore for gas in blocs 10 and 11 of the Economic Exclusive Zone of Cyprus, disputed by Turkish Cypriots and Turkey.
When praising someone in Anatolia, it is often said “He drank ‘halal’ milk” or “He deserved all praise, whatever he did should be ‘halal’ to him like his mother’s milk.”
It is unbelievable. The president of the country is speaking and sending everyone into shock. Can elements within the state plot against the state, plant bombs with the state’s armored cars and murder people in cold blood?
In the wake of the attack and blatant en masse murder of journalists and a security guard at the office of the French satirical magazine Charles Hebdo, Turkey’s prime minister jumping on a plane
Over the past more-than-half-a-century of the history of Cyprus peacemaking, Greek Cypriots have been applying a rather intriguing tactic: Never accept anything, but pretend to.
Turkey is fast becoming an elected autocracy; very much conservative, Sunni Islamist and expansionist.
Perhaps the world has never been so close to a threat of the clash of civilizations since the time of the Crusades.
Irrespective whether Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades would like to accept it or not the offshore hydrocarbon riches of the eastern Mediterranean island “is linked with the peace talks and cannot be delinked.”
Once upon a time, in a distant land with “ordinary” democratic governance, some eminent members of the council of ministers were embroiled in a nasty corruption scheme web.
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