It seems that a “Big Fail” is waiting the Cyprus talks because of the negative attitude and reluctance of the Greek leader Nikos Anastasiades.
From first day of his presidential days, he was quite reluctant to sit down with Dervish Eroglu, the President of TRNC, and discuss the problems blocking the way to a sustainable solution to the almost 51 years old Cyprus dispute.
The Greek Cypriots obviously are not willing to share the government and the governance of the existing so called “Republic of Cyprus”. Actually it is not the same Republic of Cyprus founded on August 16, 1960 where the Turkish Cypriots were the founding partners of the Republic and constituting the 30 percent of...
Borders in the Middle East are Shattering
The borders in the Middle East were drawn in 1919 by Ms. Gertrude Bell of British Intelligence using a simple 12 inch wooden ruler and a blue colored chinagraph pencil. She was quite talented and as good as the Lawrence of Arabia.
Britain and France shared the whole Middle East stretching from the shores of Eastern Mediterranean Sea till Strait of Hurmuz on the East-West direction and from Anatolia till Yemen on the North-South direction clandestinely after the Sykes-Picot agreement on 1916. The signatories were French diplomat François Georges-Picot on behalf of France and Sir Mark Sykes on behalf of British Empire. The Russian Tsarist government was the minor party to the agreement and seeking a...
EP Elections Told us a Lot
European Parliament (EP) elections were held on May 25 in Cyprus and the voting was only in the Greek side. The Turkish Cypriots who are the Citizens of European Union had to cross the border to vote.
The result of this election reflected the reality of the Cyprus Problem and hinted clearly how the solution should be as well.
It was actually a very serious trial of the Greek view that there are no Turkish Cypriots or Greek Cypriots but only “Cypriots” exist in the island and the elections should be held jointly, under one single list of candidates and one single list of electors.
The Greek Cypriot Administration totally failed to understand the wish of the Tu...
Who is the owner of Natual Gas
The hydrocarbon fields, said to be explored in the Greek Cypriot alleged Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) still needs to confirmed and legalized. The unilaterally declared EEZ by the Greek government, itself needs to be internationally recognized as per the Law of the Sea, Convention1, dated 1958, Convention 2, dated 1960 and Convention 3, 1982.
To declare any sea bed as an Exclusive Economic Zone, extending as much as 200 miles into international waters, there are some international rules and regulations to be fulfilled.
First of all the Republic of (Greek) Cyprus is not the same state as internationally recognized on August 16, 1960 under the title Republic of Cyprus.
I lived in Nicosia during my secondary school years. Our house was located in Kuchuk Kaimakli, right on the bypass. It was a typical one storey Cypriot House with a verandah at the front, erected on a almost half a donum, ie 7200 sq. ft. soil.
The secondary school I use to go with my bike every day was located near the Selimie mosque in the heart of the Nicosia old town. The building now is hosting the Ministry of Tourism. A beautiful, two storey building, walls made of sand stone with no gothic arches and the floors made of timber.
I knew by heart all the streets, short cuts, sandwich huts, shops selling cheap chocolates and play grounds in the area stretching from my home up to the secondary school. Half of this vast area was within the walls and...