Nicosia Uncut – Episode 11: Turkish Cypriots have decided: Evaluating the results in 30 mins (21/10/2020)

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 11: Turkish Cypriots have decided: Evaluating the results in 30 mins (21/10/2020)
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Right wing nationalist UBP’s Ersin Tatar finished the race as winner with 51.7% against 48.3% after a difficult and polarized second round. Pro-federal solution and outgoing leader Mustafa Akinci lost his seat and announced ending his political career after Turkey’s open and direct involvement in favour of winning Tatar. In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Kemal Baykallı and Andromachi Sophocleous provide a detailed analysis on the reasons of Tatar’s win and the immediate outcomes of this election.

00.00 Introduction and presentation of results

01.43 Presenting the candidates’ positions

Five reasons why Akinci lost and Tatar won

02:51 Reason 1: Failure of solution process in Crans Montana

07:42 Reason 2: Economic dependence of the Turkish Cypriots

08:52 Reason 3: Negative climate, closure of crossings and demos

13:57 Reason 4: How Turkey involved heavily

19:00 Reason 5: Party politics and UBP’s expectancy to lead the new coalition

Four outcomes

21:00 Outcome 1: Finally enhancing pro-solution left wing

22:22 Outcome 2: A new generation of politically motivated youth

24:12 Outcome 3: Polarization of urban votes vs rural votes

25:47 Outcome 4: Resistance of Turkish Cypriots against intervention

One observation

28:00 How GC leadership will reposition itself

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