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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is the government that has come closest to solving Turkey’s Kurdish problem. It is also the government that has helped bring the prospect of an “independent Kurdish state” closest to reality, though obviously this is an unintended consequence of its mistaken policies.
Mustafa Akıncı, the president of Turkish Cyprus, is scheduled to speak today at a conference organized by the Economic Development Foundation (IKV).
Country A’s reaction to country B could be seen as justifiable or legitimate if country A is perceiving an existential threat from country B.
In addition to being the first female German chancellor, the first to have grown up in the former East Germany, the youngest German chancellor since the Second World War, Angela Merkel is also the first born after World War Two.
“Look at the position of Kurdish women,” a friend of mine living in the United States told me last year. “They impressed the American public with all those pictures of women fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL],” he added.
One has to admit that what first attracted Turkish tourists to Greece in the beginning was a more satisfactory price-quality balance compared to Turkey.
“I am shocked by the tourist profile coming to Cunda these days. Where do they come from? Why do they come if they aren’t going to spend any money?” That is what taxi driver from a village near the idyllic Aegean town of Ayvalık told me recently.
Zaytung, the Turkish version of The Onion, wrote that “Greece declared a state of emergency,” following the decision of the Turkish government to extend the Feast of Sacrifice holiday to 10 days due to start this Saturday.
As peace talks between the supposedly most pro-solution leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have collapsed; the answer to “what now” lingers in the air.
Before the division of Cyprus in 1974, Varosha - a resort town in Famagusta - was booming. The coastline was reportedly a destination for film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
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