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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
There is a proverb in Turkish, the direct translation of which might be “A bad development is sometimes better than a thousand words of good advice.”
The country has fixed its eyes on the upcoming April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments aiming to usher in an era of Turkey with an executive president.
A myth collapsed last week with Greek Cypriots walking the extra mile in oddity to legislate celebrating the anniversary of the 1950 “Enosis” (union with Greece) plebiscite in schools
Greek Cypriots demonstrated hypocrisy once again this week when the House of Representatives voted to mandate schoolchildren to commemorate the 1950 “enosis” or “union with Greece” plebiscite, which was suggested by the socialist Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) and supported by the Cyprus Church.
It has been a painful period for Turkey since the state of emergency was declared on July 20, 2016, but the problem is not unique to this period.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı wrote a letter to Republican Assembly Spokesperson Sibel Siber, answering some of the questions the head of the legislature wrote to the president in early January.
Efforts are underway to fix a second international meeting on Cyprus, sometime between March 5 and 10. Like the first inconclusive meeting, the two communal leaders of Cyprus and the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers, Turkey, Greece and Britain, are expected to sit around the table, with the European Union representative sitting behind as an observer.
Psychological disorders or phobias may constitute the most fundamental aspect of the Cyprus problem. They are probably the reason why reaching a settlement has become such a horrendous job that has defied almost half a century of efforts.
It appears that there are efforts to reactivate the Kardak (Imia) issue between Turkey and Greece… Will, like the 1996 case, the islets bring the two countries to the verge of war in 2017, 21 years later?
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı was in Istanbul for the past few days.
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