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VANISHING CYPRUS: Turkey’s Neo-Ottomanism

Turkey's balancing act with its Neo-Ottomanism

By Andreas C Chrysafis January, 2015 (No 68) © Turkey’s Erdogan/Davudoglu leadership in its ambition to establish an imperial Turkish Empire have courted Sunni Hamas to set up its headquarters in Ankara. In return, Turkey will obtain a unique geopolitical opportunity and a base to be at a breath’s distance from Israel. Since no other country in the region trusts ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: BROKEN PROMISES – NEW YEAR 2015

Broken Promises - The death of a new beginning

By Andreas C Chrysafis January 1, 2015 (No 67) © Many people would make New Year’s resolutions and hardly any of them will be kept or come to fruition. One may say, “so be it”. And so, life goes on full of broken promises. In fact Cypriot citizens are drowned by such promises that never materialize: The EU promised us ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: ENDANGERED CYPRIOT COMMUNITY

Cyprus Question

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 65) © The Republic of Cyprus is entering into an unpredictable phase in its troublesome history. If the economic crisis were not bad enough, it is also facing constant provocation by Turkey while the bi-communal negotiations have come to a dead end due to Turkey’s military threats. As for the natural gas bonanza ... Read More »