LEADING NEWS SOURCE FOR TURKEY AND THE REGION

YUSUF KANLI

[email protected]

What now in Cyprus?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

U.N. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will be presenting the Security Council an assessment of the past two years of the Cyprus peacemaking efforts, which ended last week in Crans-Montana with a crash landing. What will he say?

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

Cyprus federation hopes are dead

YUSUF KANLI writes:

As long as the Greek Cypriots believe the island only belongs to them and the Turkish Cypriot people are a minority (that might be accorded a special status with some privileged rights), there can never be a bi-zonal or bi-communal federal settlement that the two sides have agreed to establish in principle back in 1977. We must confess it: The hope for a Cyprus federation died at Crans-Montana

Comment(s) 7/10/2017

Cyprus talks: The desire of having is the sin of covetousness

YUSUF KANLI writes:

At the beginning of the Crans-Montana summit on Cyprus, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres provided the process with a golden touch, asking the two sides to prepare packages answering all six chapters of a probable Cyprus compromise deal.

Comment(s) 7/7/2017

Expecting tears from a dead eye

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Metin Münir has been a liberal, a very libertarian writer. He was one of the former editors of the Hürriyet Daily News.

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Selective ignorance

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A resolution cannot be an easy task. Some 50 years of intercommunal talks underscore what an uphill road might be ahead for all those who flocked to the Swiss winter resort town of Crans-Montana for the Cyprus conference.

Comment(s) 7/3/2017

Will Anastasiades and Akıncı walk the extra mile?

YUSUF KANLI writes:

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterresis is expected to preside over a key session of the Cyprus conference at the Le Régent Congress Centre in Crans-Montana, Switzerland on June 30, where the answers of the two sides on the island and the three guarantor powers to three questions posed by a senior U.N. executive will be discussed.

Comment(s) 6/30/2017

As Crans Montana gets underway

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Early this morning, the leaders of the two peoples of Cyprus and representatives of the three guarantor powers - Turkey, Greece and Britain - will come together for the last effort to try to forge a federal resolution for the Cyprus problem in accordance with the 1977 and 1979 high level agreements

Comment(s) 6/28/2017

Everything the same on the Cyprus front

YUSUF KANLI writes:

Things have started coalescing even as confusion in the mind is intensifying. Two days of talks in Ankara and Istanbul among Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other senior Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, have revealed that there will be no major change in positions in the Cyprus talks.

Comment(s) 6/26/2017

Is Crans-Montana the last chance for a federal Cyprus

YUSUF KANLI writes:

A settlement on Cyprus requires the two peoples of Cyprus, as well as Greece and Turkey, to put aside emotional and unrealistic designs, abandon utopias, hallucinations, dreams and concentrate on a power-sharing scheme between the “two equal constituent people” of the island.

Comment(s) 6/23/2017

Seeking justice

YUSUF KANLI writes:

The most popular topic on Turkish social media platforms nowadays is the “March for Justice” launched by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

Comment(s) 6/21/2017

1 2 3 4 ...88 

MOST COMMENTED

    MOST POPULAR

    AcerProS.I.P.A HTML & CSS Agency