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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is boasting around that it will enter the upcoming June elections as a political party and produce over 60 deputies, thereby becoming the “king-maker” in the Turkish parliament.
Are there any Turks aware of what Süleyman Şah’s tomb on the bank of Euphrates, the sole Turkish territory cut off from the mainland, who could say right away that s/he was pleased with the “relocation” of the tomb? Or, are there any Turks who, Machiavellian political considerations apart, would right away accuse the government of undertaking an operation to save Turkish soldiers caught in between the warring sides in Syria’s civil war?
There appears to be a consensus both in northern and southern Cyprus, as well as among the international power brokers, that Cyprus talks might resume at the earliest in May, after the Turkish Cypriot presidential elections.
A young E.Y. praying for more snowfall wrote in Twitter: “Be colder my Turkey, so that daughters of the nation of Islam learn how to dress” (to cover themselves from top to toe). What and how a woman dresses up should be something that she decides for herself
A 20-year-old Arif Buğra, a university student, was detained in Kocaeli on the grounds that he participated in a rally organized by the labor union of teachers and education personnel (Eğitim-Sen).
With news that moments after the Ukraine cease-fire went into effect, there were some serious violations, fingers were crossed with wishes that the “glimmer of hope” as described by Angela Merkel – who together with President François Hollande of France brokered the deal in talks in Minsk, Belarus with Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine – will hold
Turkish Cypriot Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Minister Serdar Denktaş is fuming nowadays on two issues.
Officially whatever is left from the 1960 Cyprus Republic, it is still “officially” a non-aligned country, even if there is no longer a functional Non-Aligned movement
Not one billboard was saved. Gigantic posters with “President Erdoğan is honoring our city” inscribed in bold letters decorated the entire city.
The new Greek prime minister’s visit to the Greek Cypriot part of the island was hoped to serve as some sort of a catalyst to bring Nikos Anastasiades back to the negotiating table.
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