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Revolution of the Mind: The Menance of the Med and Cyprus

There is a nasty thorn growing inside the perfumed garden of Europe and releasing its poisonous spores across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made it his mission to establish a new Islamic state and do away with secularism. After the questionable referendum result on April 16, Turkey is about to be transformed forever. Erdogan cannot ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: ERDOGANISTAN v SECULAR TURKEY

Andreas C Chrysafis There are alarming developments that Turkey may become the next unstable country in the region with messy consequences. Primarily, there are two reasons for that: the twenty five million persecuted ethnic and stateless Kurdish people that seek autonomy; and the Erdogan regime transforming the country into a theocratic state. In fact, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on the ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Turkey’s 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

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

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 »

VANISHING CYPRUS: “Bellows for Justice in Cyprus”

By Andreas C Chrysafis November, 2014 (No62) © No one seems to hear the bellowing echoes for justice in Cyprus. Ever since the Turkish military invasion of the island (1974) trapped citizens keep asking why and what is happening to their country…! Why has this elusive justice evaded the island for so many years? Is it because Justice is selective ... Read More »