Looking at the eastern Mediterranean via Cyprus and Iraq

Two hot developments happened simultaneously concerning the eastern Mediterranean. One is from Cyprus, the other from Iraq.

Don’t consider that what happens in Iraq is far away from the eastern Mediterranean… Syrian ports, the Persian Gulf and indeed Turkey’s Mediterranean shores are on the same “strategic fault line.”

After viewing the region this way, then one can see that the blood coming from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) massacres in Fallujah and the blood from Syria’s clashes pour into the Mediterranean in the end.

Let’s go respectively.

The other day, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades made a first on the island. They strolled together down the Turkish and Greek markets in Nicosia. More importantly, the two leaders walking on the streets talked to both peoples. Peace slogans were chanted.

Indeed, this was a long-awaited scene. And maybe it is the sign of preparation…….

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