Commentary argues that Erdogan authorized major land concessions to Greek cypriot side

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Turkish daily Today’s Zaman newspaper (11.08.15) published an article by Abdullah Bozkurt under the title “Erdogan’s vulnerability is his liability”. In the article Bozkurt writes that faced with weakened political strength, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have grown desperate to gain some acknowledgement and respect from foreign powers to boost his waning legitimacy at home.
“[…] On Cyprus, he has reportedly authorized major land concessions to the Greek Cypriot side in a secret deal with Western powers. The whistleblower Fuat Avni already exposed that. With Israel, his point man at the Foreign Ministry, Undersecretary Feridun Sinirligoglu — a former Ambassador in Tel Aviv — has been secretly talking with Israeli officials to normalize and upgrade ties. With the US, he not only opened the Incirlik military base in Adana province but also offered all bases to the use of American forces. Though these are the major concessions that top the list, they are by no means exhaustive. Many concessions of varying degrees of importance have been offered to regional powers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. […]”, writes Bozkurt.



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  1. Costa ConstantiCosta Constanti said:

    anything to ensure the opposite happens in reality. These hardliners are throwing eggs on walls & dust in our eyes with lies

  2. Duke St. MamasDuke St. Mamas said:

    Erdogan is a Saint!!!! We should give him ALL of Cyprus for his selfless deeds and make him OTTOMAN EMPEROR!!!! XDDDD

  3. Duke St. MamasDuke St. Mamas said:

    Everything wrong in Cyprus is OBVIOUSLY the fault of those evil evil greeks.. pure and righteous turks NEVER did any wrong!

  4. Mehmet KosucuMehmet Kosucu said:

    This @todayszaman serve foreign interests,Erdgn not afraid&wise enough not2seek any friendshp fm intl(west)gang.dont beleive

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