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Why Greek Cypriots shouldn’t hide behind international law: they are breaking it with their misuse of the Doctrine of Necessity

Until 20 July 1974, the so-called ‘Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ of the so-called ‘Republic of Cyprus’ didn’t care a bit for International Law. Otherwise, by the summer 1965, the 1960 Constitution that formed the power-sharing Republic of Cyprus between Greek and Turkish Cypriots could have been fully restored. But Greek Cypriots preferred to continue […]

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How women and a racist campaign by communities hostile to Turkiye helped defeat Dr Mehmet Oz in Midterm Senate Election

The long-awaited U.S. Senate elections have come to an end, with only Georgia left to confirm its senator through a run-off in December after no candidate passed the 50% majority threshold. The elections proved a disappointment for the right-wing Republican Party, also known as GOP, who had expected to gain significantly at the expense of […]

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LGBT+ History Month: The legacy of British ‘anti-sodomy’ laws in Cyprus

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]

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From a witch hunt against Sezen Aksu to ‘satanism’ on The Masked Singer, what is going on in Turkey?

With Turkey’s annual inflation rate soaring to its highest level since 2002, drastically affecting the purchasing power of millions of ordinary Turks, you’d expect the media spotlight to be firmly on the economy. Instead, the headlines have been occupied by a myriad of other news stories this past month. Commentators and opposition parties say these […]