Category: Opinions

Guest Views
Why Azerbaijanis are protesting Russian peacekeepers on the Shusha-Lachin Road

Since the start of this week, members of the Azerbaijani public and environmental activists have been holding round-the-clock protests on the Lachin-Shusha Road, also known as the Lachin Corridor, against Russian troops. The protesters are objecting to the troops blocking access along this main road in the Karabakh region. The demonstrations, which started on 12 […]

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De-Nile is not just a river in Egypt

You might have been fooled into thinking that this is an article about COP27 that has just finished in Egypt, but it is not, although it would make a good headline about that too. This is about the UK and the way that different sections of our society put different weights on different parts of […]

Guest Views
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 […]

Community
Our Turkish language and culture schools are in danger

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA) held an important workshop on 23 October 2022 with our member schools. We all agreed that we are at a time of great danger for the future of our schools and the Turkish education of our children. Despite the heroic efforts of many volunteer staff and teachers, who […]

Guest Views
The dangers of identifying as “Turkish-speaking Cypriot”

The identity of Turkish Cypriots is complex and multi-faceted, and it is often at the epicentre of the Cyprus Problem. Social media platform the Young Turkish Cypriots (Y.T.C) has recently given its two cents worth on the issue, with several posts dedicated to the importance of our unique identity and the dangers of portraying ourselves […]

Columnists
Rishi Sunak’s Cyprus comments insult Turkish Cypriot loyalty to the Crown

Conservative Party leadership contender Rishi Sunak said, in writing to the Conservative Friends of Cyprus, that the British Cypriot Community has “made a hugely positive contribution to the United Kingdom”. It is important this statement applies to the UK’s Turkish Cypriot community, equally as to its Greek Cypriot community. In World War Two, thousands of Turkish Cypriots volunteered […]

Guest Views
20 July 1974

Where does history begin? This is not just idle speculation, but one of the most important questions that we can ask in the context of the history of modern Cyprus. For some it all starts on the 20th of July 1974. For others, those more serious students of history, the seeds of our Island’s present […]