Tag Archives: Denktash

A meaningless protest

A meaningless protest

On November 15, 32 years ago, the Denktash regime unilaterally declared the north an independent state with Turkey’s blessing. Every year since then, people in the south have observed the anniversary by demonstrating against it. In the first few years, huge crowds took part in protests, but more recently the mantle of objecting to the

Denktas: “The TRNC must be defended at the negotiations”

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (12.11.15) reports that the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) Serdar Denktas evaluated the progress of the negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem and expressed his expectations from the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci saying: “The TRNC must be defended at the negotiations”. Denktas stated that Akinci should carry

Can Turkey defend its own interests?

Should Turkish Cypriots try to defend their own interests even if that amounts to hurting Turkey’s interests? Or should they defend Turkish interests even if that requires their own interests be sacrificed? This is not an egg and chicken story, but a very serious issue that deserves a very serious evaluation. The question is of

Siber: “I desire a federal solution based on the Turkish proposal of 1977”

  Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen (13.01.15) reports that the self-styled speaker of the “TRNC assembly” and “candidate” for the upcoming “presidential elections” Sibel Siber said that although the Cyprus problem is important, the “people” want to see a “president” who is interested in their domestic problems as well. During a visit to the occupied