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Talk to Al Jazeera – Mustafa Akinci:’With my election there is hope’ (Video)

Talk to Al Jazeera – Mustafa Akinci:’With my election there is hope’ (Video)

The new Turkish Cypriot leader explains why he is optimistic that Cypriots will reunite after four decades of division. In talks beginning this week in Cyprus, leaders are taking possibly crucial steps towards ending 41 years of painful, bitter division of their island. Often described as the longest running unresolved conflict in Europe, Cyprus has

The occupier’s guide to Cyprus

source: Al Jazeera, by: Belen Fernandez Whenever my septuagenarian Turkish acquaintance Mustafa imbibes a certain amount of raki, Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage, he feels compelled to recount once again the story of his participation in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish military. In Mustafa’s raki-fuelled version, the operation’s swift success – which led

Opinion: After 55 years of alleged Cypriot independence sovereignty is still a pipe dream

Whenever my septuagenarian Turkish acquaintance Mustafa imbibes a certain amount of raki, Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage, he feels compelled to recount once again the story of his participation in the 1974 invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish military. In Mustafa’s raki-fuelled version, the operation’s swift success – which led to the deaths of thousands of

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