TALAT VS PAPADOPULOS

TALAT VS PAPADOPULOS

President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Mehmet Ali Talat met with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon in New York on Oct. 18, 2007, on an official invitation. For the first time ever, Mr. Talat was received on very high level protocol and security mea-surements with escorts and other provisions provided only to presi-dents and prime ministers in the US. The meeting lasted for 40 mi-nutes, 20 minutes longer than that held with Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopulos late last month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Papadopulos tried to play a dirty Byzantine game shortly before the arrival of Mr. Talat to New York. He announced that he had pre-sented proposals and sent a letter to the UN Secretary General only one day before the meeting. His hopes were to...

22 Ekim 2007
TALAT VS PAPADOPULOS için yorumlar kapalı
Okunma 30
bosluk

GREEK CYPRIOT STRUGGLE TO STOP FERRIES FROM FAMAGUSTA

GREEK CYPRIOT STRUGGLE TO STOP FERRIES FROM FAMAGUSTA

The Greek Cypriot administration has tried all possible means to stop ferries sailing from the port of Famagusta in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) to Lattakia of Syria and is still trying. All possible means includes everything from political oppression to blackmail, from political misdirection to bribery, inclusive of the influ-ence of the Orthodox ecclesiastics as well. They have tried everything possible to reach their goal.

I often wonder about those who say the Cyprus problem started after the Turkish intervention in 1974. This depiction is just a fairy tale and is often used to mislead people with minimal knowledge of the issue. It actually started in 1963 and still goes on. I am also perplexed by those who say there are no embargoes on the Turkish Cypriots. F...

20 Ekim 2007
GREEK CYPRIOT STRUGGLE TO STOP FERRIES FROM FAMAGUSTA için yorumlar kapalı
Okunma 68
bosluk

SOMEBODY IS PUSHING TURKEY TO DISORDER

SOMEBODY IS PUSHING TURKEY TO DISORDER

Turkish people are quite sensitive and touchy about certain sig-nificant concepts, like military and militarism, Islam and Islamic prac-tices, religious laws, laicism, the Armenian issue and Turks killed by Armenians during World War I, family relations, martyrs and national dignity.

During the past few days, incidents have hit a number of these nerves as if to indicate planning, rather than mere coincidence. Terror-ists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ambushed Turkish troops in the Gabar Mountains and ruthlessly executed 15 wounded soldiers at point blank range. This attack engulfed the Turkish people in deep sorrow, as other attacks in the past have done. It has prompted the government to send a decree to the Turkish Parliament, perhaps as early as next week, right afte...

15 Ekim 2007
SOMEBODY IS PUSHING TURKEY TO DISORDER için yorumlar kapalı
Okunma 32
bosluk

TURKEY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF EURASIA

TURKEY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF EURASIA

After decades of passivity, Turkey has suddenly found itself standing right at the center of the crossroads of Eurasia and had sig-nificantly restructured its foreign policy to become an important dip-lomatic actor in the Middle East. Recently there has been a debate both inside and outside Turkey as to whether its Eurasia policy is changing and if so, in what direction. In particular, the importance of the Middle Eastern direction has been reviewed and is now one of its priorities. The Foreign Ministry was instructed to improve relations with the Arab states and Iran, while at the same time conserving allied relations with Israel on quite a cool level.

The government of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) that came to power in 2002 restructured the hierarchy of the basic ...

8 Ekim 2007
TURKEY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF EURASIA için yorumlar kapalı
Okunma 35
bosluk

TURKISH ARMED FORCES: THE REAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS

TURKISH ARMED FORCES: THE REAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS

Mr. Papadopoulos, the president of Greek Cypriot administration, and leading Greek politicians continue propagating that the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is the only factor hindering peace on the island.

Their catchphrase nowadays is, “If the Turkish military goes away, peace will come.” They repeat this at every occasion, domestic or international, anytime and anywhere.

Of course the Greek Cypriots do not want the Turkish military on the island. It is the only thing stopping them, the Greek Cypriot major-ity, from exterminating the Turkish Cypriots in 45 minutes, as Mr. Papadopoulos mentioned in his telegram sent to a US official in 1964.
After the declaration of independence in 1960, it became clear that the Greek Cypriots and Greece did not intend...

6 Ekim 2007
TURKISH ARMED FORCES: THE REAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS için yorumlar kapalı
Okunma 33
bosluk
Prof. Dr. Ata ATUN Makaleleri, Özgeçmişi, Yazıları Son Yazılar FriendFeed
Samtay Vakfı
kıbrıs haberleri
kibris 1974
atun ltd

Gallery

Şehitlerimiz-amblem kktc-tc-bayrak-4 kktc-bayrak kktc-tc-bayrak-2 kktc-tc-bayrak kktc-tc-bayrak-3

Arşivler

Son Yorumlar