Turkish political, diplomatic and military muscle is a stark reality of the geopolitical map of South-East Europe, Anatolia and the Middle East. And the peoples of Cyprus and Kurdistan bear witness?

 

Catalan writer and activist Faran Taberner says there has been a kind of solidarity between Kurds and Cypriots for hundreds of years as a result of Turkish discrimination and injustice. Although their struggle is not identical, they encourage equality and reject the Turkish occupation.

 

The Kurds and Cypriots share solidarity built on centuries of Turkish discrimination and oppression. Both reject Turkey?s occupation and ethno-nationalism.

 

Many are concerned that Ankara will gradually erode their way of life by building mosques and encouraging religious education.

 

 

The current division of Cyprus on supposed Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot identity issues is historically both a fallacy and a tragedy. From the outset, Cyprus is Cyprus, irrespective of there

 

Most secular community in Muslim world opposed Turkish president’s opening of huge new mosque

 

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal gene pool of local origin and have very close genetic affinity. The study, published in the scientific journal Plos One last week, found that Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek

 

Three Turkish Cypriot organisations held a protest on Friday outside the EU House in Nicosia, demanding the extension of the acquis communitaire to the Turkish occupied north of the island. The organisations, teachers’ union KTOS, journalists, BASIN-SEN, and the history and culture foundation, handed a letter addressed to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude

 

Tensions have grown since a Turkish Cypriot newspaper was attacked by hardline nationalists

 

NICOSIA, Cyprus ? Several thousand Turkish Cypriots marched Friday against what they say is Turkey’s unwanted influence that has emboldened hard-right groups to try and silence opposing?

 

Sole independent Turkish Cypriot newspaper attacked by Olena Kagui in Tuck Magazine

 

Turkish Cypriots, who vote on Sunday, say their culture is being threatened by Ankara?s tightening grip

 

The protesters marched to the office of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and handed him a peace declaration. But any peace declaration between the two leaders will have to be ratified in public referenda.

 

In a show of defiance, Turkish Cypriots took to the streets this week to protest against the threat Turkey poses to its secular culture. An estimated 1,000 people protested outside of the Parliament in the Turkish-occupied part of the ethnically divided island?s capital, Nicosia, denouncing Turkey?s increasing Islamic encroachment into their way of life. The?

 

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Hundreds of Turkish Cypriots took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against what they say is Turkey’s attempt to mold their secular culture into one th

 

By Evie Andreou ANGER, disappointment and bewilderment was what Turkish Cypriots Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, who are being prosecuted for flying the Republic of Cyprus flag, felt on Wednesday when they were told that they now face another charge, that of conspiracy to undermine and insult the breakaway regime in the north. After ?

 

Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, a Turkish-Speaking Cypriot couple, were charged for hanging the Cyprus Republic’s flag outside their home …

 

ISTANBUL – A group of Turkish Cypriots claiming that Turkey was intervening in the employment of police forces in northern Cyprus staged a protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Nicosia, daily Milliyet reported yesterday.

 

Turkish Cypriots have staged an unprecedented protest against austerity measures being enforced on them by Ankara. The Turkish prime minister said the reaction from the Turkish Cypriots was “outrageous.”

 

Up to 70,000 Turkish Cypriots – one-third of their number on the island – have demonstrated today in northern Nicosia in support of the reunification of Cyprus.

 

Niazi stands at his front door and points along the street, past neatly trimmed hedges of jasmine and hibiscus. He is virtually the only Turkish Cypriot under 35 living in this respectable neighbourhood in northern Nicosia.

 

For the first time for at least 20 years the veteran Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is losing the confidence of his own people.

 

SOME extraordinary things are happening in Turkish northern Cyprus. For the first time in the divided island’s history, Turkish-Cypriots are making rude noises about the presence and role of the Turkish army, which landed on the island to help them against Greek-Cypriot attacks 26 years ago on July 20th.

 

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