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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Critical confrontation in Cyprus by CENGİZ AKTAR | Today's Zaman

12 Nov 2014 - Ever since the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) became a “global player,” it has no longer dealt with minor questions such as the Cyprus stalemate.

This is why these centuries-old questions are still very much in existence. Today we see that the northern province of the island of Cyprus represents, for Turkey, an economic, political, military and human fiasco.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Beware Cyprus repeat at Faslane by GEORGE KEREVAN | The Scotsman

HMS Ambush at the Faslane naval base. Picture: PA12-7-2013 - BRITAIN has previous form with sovereign base areas, but this time it could be used to exact a heavy price in any independence talks, writes George Kerevan

DOWNING Street has been quick to pour cold water on media reports that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is toying with the notion of declaring the Trident nuclear submarine base in the Firth of Clyde a “sovereign base area”, in the event of Scottish voters opting for independence. Effectively, this would mean Faslane and its nuclear stockpile remaining under British sovereignty, controlled by the MoD itself.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Turkey's Bark and Bite | Burak Bekdil

November 21 2014 - Turkey's prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, expressed pride on Nov. 11, that "Turkey was the [world's] loudest voice against Israel's actions."

"From here, I once more call on Israel and Israel's brutal rulers: Don't you dare considering resuming these attacks against al-Quds [Jerusalem] and the al-Aqsa Mosque, regarding ... internal turmoil and tension in the Islamic world as an opportunity. Even if everyone remains silent, the government of the Republic of Turkey will not keep silent," Davutoglu said.

"Moses is Moses, Jesus is Jesus and business is business," a Western ambassador in Ankara said after shyly smiling at Davutoglu's televised speech. He was right.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Vision or Nightmare?

Leadership requires vision, then working your way backwards to determine the steps that can make it happen.

BBF or better known as BA is a UK-US designed, "Turkey"-produced nightmare.

Trying to get there is like a labyrinth, a maze with an entry but no exit. And that is why after 40 years we are still at the entrance & every attempt to find an exit has failed. An exit does not exist. This feature was no mistake. It was the very design.

European Parliament resolution on Turkish actions creating tensions in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus

10-11-14 The European Parliament,
–   having regard to its resolution of 12 March 2014 on the 2013 progress report on Turkey(1),
–   having regard to the General Affairs Council conclusions of 17 December 2013,
–   having regard to the statement of 7 October 2014 by the spokesperson for the President of the European Council,
–   having regard to the Turkey Progress Report 2014, of 8 October 2014,
–   having regard to the European Council conclusions of 24 October 2014,
–   having regard to Rule 123(2) and (4) of its Rules of Procedure,

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Turkish protesters rough up US sailors in Istanbul | The Times of Israel

Footage of incident shows Turks restraining serviceman, briefly putting a white sack over his head - November 13, 2014
ISTANBUL (AP) — Anti-American protesters shouting “Yankee, go home!” roughed up three US Navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sultan discovers Cypriot Hieroglyphs

A fiery phone call between Erdoğan and Putin ended in firing mutual threats | AWD News

Moscow- Nov 09, 2014,  The pugnacious Turkish President made a rare telephone call to his Russian counterpart to discuss the latest regional developments, particularly Syria’s raging conflict.

 According to Moscow Times, a renowned Russian English-language daily newspaper, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who stepped up his customary belligerent rhetoric against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, told his Russian counterpart that Turkey has allegedly reached a threshold where it cannot remain indifferent toward the “human carnage” in the Arab war-torn country, but to Erdoğan’s surprise, Putin was infuriated and vehemently warned Turkish President from further interfering in Syrian internal affairs otherwise Russia is ready to thwart Turkey from triggering a catastrophic war in the region.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

'Putin to western elites: Play-time is over' by Dimitry Orlov | Infowars

Putin to Western elites: Play-time is overA unilateral diktat and imposing one’s own models produces the opposite result | October 30, 2014

Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance.

(For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza by Daniel Pipes | Jerusalem Post

Protesters burn a representation of former prime m
Turkey protest fire, AP
By DANIEL PIPES \  07/20/2010

Northern Cyprus shares features with Syria; resembles 'open-air jail' more than Gaza. In light of Ankara’s recent criticism of what it calls Israel’s “open-air jail” in Gaza, this week, which marks the anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus, has special relevance.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Trouble in Club Med by Keith Johnson | Foreign Policy Magazine

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 - The showdown between Cyprus and Turkey is a reminder that energy can fuel tensions rather than lubricating better relations The increasingly shrill dispute between Turkey and Cyprus over access to offshore gas fields tidily illustrates that the global scramble for energy resources is raising regional tensions everywhere, particularly in the fractious Eastern Mediterranean, where energy is more an irritant than a balm for international relations.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three Pre-Crisis Maps

Pre-crisis maps of three bicommunal states: Ukraine, "Turkey" and Cyprus. Guess which nation is blackmailed to apply a BIZONAL solution.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Are you with us or against us?

For Cyprus 1974 was a massive post WWII ethnic cleansing exercise, abetted by those world powers Cypriots share common values with. A massive colonization ongoing since which threatens to alter the millenniums-long, uninterrupted, recorded, Hellenic Christian character of the island. Just think of what it would mean for your own country. Cyprus's "friends" keep silent, while watching Cypriots struggling to decipher the semantic differences between 'ally' and 'strategic partner'. Let me help. A strategic partner is someone who forces the bully to back off. All others are at best neutral parties. In the case of the UK in particular it is a Trojan Horse.

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.