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YUSUF KANLI

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With Akıncı’s election, a new era opens in Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The election of Mustafa Akıncı as the president of northern Cyprus will usher the island into a new and challenging phase.

Comment(s) 4/27/2015

Lugubrious celebration

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey marking National Sovereignty and Children’s Day yesterday. As for the Children’s Day, there was no problem.

Comment(s) 4/24/2015

North Cyprus cauldron boiling

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 4/22/2015

Equality matters to Cypriots

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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

Comment(s) 4/20/2015

Game of thrones

YUSUF KANLI writes:

It was great to listen to the lectures on the “new Turkey” and “advanced democracy” from the prime minister.

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

Cats off the streets…

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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?

Comment(s) 4/15/2015

Stepping back not possible

YUSUF KANLI writes:

In the “Kurdish opening” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government something rather odd has been happening lately.

Comment(s) 4/13/2015

Hopes build for an early move on Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Optimism is building for a quick resumption of the stalled Cyprus negotiations.

Comment(s) 4/10/2015

Mentality problem

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 4/8/2015

Draconian laws of an advanced democracy

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

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