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Cyprus - Varosha should be part of comprehensive settlement

Varosha should be part of

comprehensive settlement

The no-go zone of Varosha (Maraş) can only be reopened as part of a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, not a confidence-building measure in the ongoing talks, according to Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Özdil Nami. 354 more words

North Cyprus

North Cyprus - TRNC News Today 18th April 2014 - Eroğlu: “We should move faster”

TRNC News Today – 18th April


Eroğlu: “We should move faster”

President Derviş Eroğlu said that they expected to move faster during the negotiations which have been continuing on the issue of Cyprus because nobody has the right to keep the Turkish Cypriots under isolation and embargoes anymore. 473 more words


We Know What You did Last Summer

Mehmet Ali Tugtan, Professor of Intl Relations, Bilgi University, Istanbul 4-9-14

Since its publication in the London Review of Books (LRB), Seymour Hersh’s article “The Red Line and the Rat Line” has ignited a firestorm of controversy about the US-Turkish cooperation over Syria, and in particular, the perpetrator and sponsor of the August 21 2013 chemical attack against the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus. 806 more words


the story behind the story of Turkey's internet bans

Turks greeted the news that YouTube has been blocked in the country with the grimly raised eyebrows Brits reserve for an unusually bad weather forecast. “So it’s come to this”, they say, but no one is overly shocked.

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Analysis & Opinion

Questioning Erdoğan government's motives is not treason

It seems that it is easier for the Turkish government to put the blame on an external source, such as the media, opposition parties or foreign governments, rather than answering legitimate questions and admitting failure on many Turkish foreign policy choices. 1,143 more words


RT: YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war

Published time: March 28, 2014 12:52
Edited time: March 28, 2014 16:34

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP Photo / Adem Altan)

“I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally. 2,016 more words