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Identity – What makes a country a country?

Identity – What makes a country a country?

Am I Cypriot, Turkish or Greek or am I a Greek-Cypriot or a Turkish-Cypriot? Identity is a very wide issue that torments us almost throughout our lives. And the Cypriot puzzle of course has at least a piece about confused identity. Well identity can be a psychological issue ranging from feelings of ‘belonging’ to even

The Cypriot Puzzle is mentioned by Vice

http://ift.tt/1C12YYg Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, only one capital city in the world remains divided in two. Forty years after escalating ethnic tensions and inter-communal violence across Cyprus prompted an Athens-orchestrated coup d’état—followed, five days later, by a retaliatory invasion by the Turkish army—the Cypriot capital of Nicosia is still riddled with the

Scottish people say No to independence

The referendum asking the people of Scotland to choose between the U.K. and independence took place yesterday. Roughly 55% voted NO in what is definitely one of the biggest events in recent British history. What does this have to do with the Cypriot puzzle? National identity, independence and a nation wide referendum….a bit like the

The Ghost city on National Geographic

http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/23/ghost-city/ “A fenced “Green Line” separates northern and southern Cyprus. It is a barbed-wire scar: a forgotten no-man’s-land, a fossil from an unresolved war that is out of place in today’s Europe. In 1974, Greek nationalists staged a coup in Cyprus. This provided Turkey reason to invade, to protect the ethnic Turkish population. Forty years

Propaganda in Turkey

An article examining some of Turkey’s politicians view on neighboring peoples and how the recent history is presented. Is Cyprus and Israel really better at inaccurate racist education? http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=9639