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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı was on front pages and TV screens last week with his continuing optimism
What is the number of settlers from mainland Turkey in the population of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)? Is the Turkish Cypriot community still the majority in their homeland, or has Northern Cyprus become flooded by settlers, making it a minority?
Years ago many journalists, intellectuals and academics faced prosecution for daring to criticize a constitutional text written under the dictate of the five ruling generals that was submitted to a national referendum.
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.
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