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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Cyprus talks will soon head to Geneva where discussions on territorial issues will be brought to the table. Shrugging all the warnings separating territorial aspects of the problem from the security and guarantees issues would weaken his hand, President Mustafa Akıncı not only agreed to split the two correlated issues, but also tried to present it to the Turkish Cypriot people as a success.
Proponents of the Annan Plan were using a very appealing slogan during the propaganda period for the April 24, 2004 referendum: “Yes be annem” (Say yes my mom).
Does this country not have the right to ask why it has an intelligence service? Especially if despite the confession of an officer hours before the failed July 15 coup, the intelligence service learned of what was coming but neither took any measures nor adequately informed the government, meaning the president of the country learned about the coup in the making from his uncle?
Over the past 14 years, one sacrosanct principle of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was to stick to declared schedules and categorically refuse early elections.
Kashmir has been burning once again since July. Since the murder of 22-year-old Burhan Wani by Indian security forces on July 8, the soul of Kashmir has been up in flames.
The World Energy Congress held in Istanbul was boycotted by some countries, scorned or ignored by some others…
Cyprus settlement efforts have entered a new phase, with the negotiating parties announcing last week that after a month of intensified high-level talks among leaders and chief negotiators, the negotiations would move to somewhere out of Cyprus for talks on territory in November.
Sheer officiousness… There might be a far better and definitely more accurate way of putting it, but the ethics of the profession don’t allow me.
After a long lapse following the failed July 15 coup attempt, the return last week of almost weekly meetings between Turkey’s president and neighborhood heads (muhtars) again gave the country the chance to learn first-hand what might be in the pipeline
Greek Cypriots have been adamantly rejecting a timetable for the Cyprus talks while the Turkish Cypriot side keeps on warning that, for several reasons, not only is the end of 2016 a natural deadline but that meticulously planning the next few months has become a must
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