Archive | April, 2015

Could Akinci’s victory turn into a turning point for Cyprus?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrogant response to newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı’s comments about a more equal, brotherly relationship with Turkey has met with scorn in Cyprus. The 67-year old former mayor of Nicosia, a veteran of the Cypriot politics was elected on Sunday, gaining 60.38% of the vote. Running as an […]

Turkish media’s unending trials and tribulations and the awkwardness of Europeans

Today was one of those times I would have given anything to be a fly on the wall in the rooms where the two top European diplomats spoke to Turkish officials in Ankara. While the Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was appearing in court charged under Turkish anti-terror laws in the south-east town of Diyarbakir, and […]