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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

Feelings of mistrust

By Esra Aygin The attack on several Turkish Cypriots by a group of young Greek Cypriot extremists and allegations that Greek Cypriot police stood by without intervening, has revealed deep-lying insecurities and feelings of mistrust among Turkish Cypriot society. “At a time when we are making such a big effort for a solution, the biggest

Talat: ELAM should be shut down

Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (20.11.15) reports that the chairman of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, called on the Greek Cypriot side to shut ELAM down. Talat was speaking to Radyo Guven where he evaluated the attacks against Turkish Cypriots by ELAM and the progress of the

Ozgurgun:ELAM’s attack demonstrated the need for Turkish guarantees inCyprus

Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes newspaper (19.11.15) reports that the chairman of the National Unity Party (UBP) Huseyin Ozgurgun, commented on the issue of the recent attacks against Turkish Cypriots in the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus and stated that the attacks demonstrated the need for Turkish guarantees in the island. Ozgurgun stated that

KTOS sent a letter to Anastasiades regarding the attacks against Turkish Cypriots noting the need for “peace education”

During a speech by Dervis Eroglu, Turkish Cypriot teachers raised the slogan “we do not want education hostile to peace”   Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (18.11.15) reports that the Turkish Cypriot primary school teachers’ trade union (KTOS) sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, as regards the attack

Mainstream opposition should beware of following ELAM

PEOPLE should not have been surprised by the abusive and intimidating behaviour exhibited by the members of the ultra-nationalist fascist groups that attended the memorial service of two Greek Cypriots – Tasos Isaac and Solomos Solomou – killed by Turks some 19 years ago. Black-clad members of Greece’s Golden Dawn and the local ELAM hurled

Isaac-Solomou memorial service marred by nationalists

The 19th annual national memorial service of Greek Cypriot Tassos Isaac and his cousin Solomos Solomou, who were murdered by Turks in August 1996, during two anti-occupation demonstrations, was held in Paralimni on Sunday. The events were marred by nationalists jeering the government’s representatives at the memorial service. In his speech at the memorial service,