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Power culture

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkey is no longer polarized. Polarization has reached to such dimensions that as if several “nations of extremes” are living side by side in this country, not only ignoring the sensitivities of the “other” nations but trying to prove their superiority in every way possible.

Comment(s) 3/1/2017

Can the Cyprus talks be revived?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı was on front pages and TV screens last week with his continuing optimism

Comment(s) 2/27/2017

Migration is a killer of Turkish Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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?

Comment(s) 2/24/2017

Referendum under emergency decrees

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 2/22/2017

Why a Turkish guarantee in Cyprus is a must

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.”

Comment(s) 2/20/2017

Turkey’s issue is not just the referendum vote

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 2/17/2017

The hot potato is with Anastasiades

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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

Comment(s) 2/15/2017

Hypocrisy at work

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 2/13/2017

Quo Vadis Turkey?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 2/10/2017

Akıncı clarifies, or further confuses

YUSUF KANLI writes:

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.

Comment(s) 2/8/2017

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