Category: Guest Views

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chefs needed to cook up a juicy Varosha-direct flights dish

By the looks of it the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is on course for yet another unremarkable General Election on 23 January 2022, with the projected outcome far from making  major alterations to the political landscape. The right-wing National Unity Party (UBP) is predicted to emerge first with the most Members of Parliament, […]

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The world must ensure Armenia accounts for its crimes against humanity and environmental terrorism in Karabakh

When Armenia launched an armed assault against Azerbaijan on September 27 2020, it was already occupying 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory. Yerevan’s decision to fire on Azerbaijan’s civilian population in its military offensive prompted an armed response from Baku. Over the next 44 days, Azerbaijan forces set out to end Armenian aggression and liberate the […]

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How Azerbaijan will be able to dictate the terms of peace to Armenia

In war, the party with the most human potential and military equipment will succeed. Azerbaijan surpasses Armenia in all aspects. The population of Azerbaijan is five times larger than the population of Armenia, and its military budget exceeds the total budget of Armenia. The Azerbaijani army launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. […]