Nicosia Uncut – Episode 19: Internationals lead the way in CYprob amidst protests in domestic politics (11/3/2021)

In this slightly extended and longer version of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı explain how the internationals are now in the driving seat of the Cyprus solution process. Strategic power games in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as corruption scandals, mass protests, mismanagement and decreasing legitimacy of administrations on both sides of the divide are unfolding in parallel with the attempts to put the Cyprus solution process back on its track with the upcoming 5+1 conference that will take place in Geneva between 27-29 April 2021.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 11: Hayatımızın en mutlu anları (9/3/2021)

Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan'ın hazırlayıp sunduğu Garip Zamanlar'da bu haftaki mevzu eski zamanlar ve yeni hayatlar! Virüsün sosyolojik travmaları, filmi endüstrisine yansımaları, otoriterleşen dünyada otoritenin kaybı, Almanya ve dünyadaki popülizmin elitizm temalı komplo teorileri, bilimin reddi ve gelecek hayalleri bu haftaki Garip Zamanlar'da.

Buffering – Episode 11: Silently going crazy (23/2/2021)

Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris, living and working in Lisbon and Brussels respectively, are bringing you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. This week they are helping you to understand the latest street protests against the government and police brutality to the south of the division line and how power struggles within the leading right-wing Turkish Cypriot political party are affecting the domestic politics, leading to changes in the cabinet in the north.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 10: Hayata içkin çelişkileri Ljubljana okulunda öğretirler mi? (20/2/2021)

Garip Zamanlar'da bu hafta, popülerliğini giderek artıran podcast kavramını, dünyanın dört büyük moda etkinliğinin ve sevgililer günü kutlamasının online gerçekleştirilmesini, Slovenya'nın Balkanlarla Orta Avrupa arasında gidip gelmesini ve hayatımızın içkin bir çelişkisi olarak aşk ve cinselliği konuştuk. Geçtiğimiz Ocak'ta 7. yaşını kutlayan Garip Zamanlar'ı Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan hazırlayıp sunuyor.

Buffering – Episode 10: This is it. We solved it. (12/2/2021)

Buffering hosts are coming up with some creative ideas on how to solve the Cyprus problem. One idea has something to do with the famous Buffer Zone of Cyprus - no wonder the podcast is called "buffering" Buffering podcast is brought to you by Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın, two Cypriot journalists who live and work in Brussels and Lisbon respectively.

Garip Zamanlar – Bölüm 9: İskandinavya’dan Şangay’a münzevinin galaksi rehberi (10/2/2021)

Prusya ordusunu yenip Jena şehir merkezine giren Napolyon'u at üzerinde gören Hegel, "Dünyanın ruhunu gördüm, at üzerinde gidiyordu" der. Kimilerine göre dünyanın ruhu geçtiğimiz haftalarda Amerikan Başkanlık töreninde bir sandalyede eldivenleriyle oturuyordu. Biz de bu haftaki Garip Zamanlar'da yalnızlıktan, izolasyona, clubhouse'dan, tek başına bir adada bir haftada 60 film izlemeye, Göteborglu'nun ızdırabından, Şangay'ın büyük biraderine zamanın ruhu üzerine hasbihal ettik. Garip Zamanlar 7 yaşında! Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan'ın yapımcılığında, 2014'te farklı mecralarda başlanan yolculukta Kıbrıs ve dünya hakkında muhabbet devam ediyor.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 18: Could constructive ambiguity save or ruin the day? (9/2/2021)

Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykallı discuss Cyprus problem ahead of the informal 5+1 conference: expected strategy, basic assumptions, diplomatic leaks, involvement of the internationals, and how corruption is affecting the course of the peace process in Cyprus. Before 2004, the Cyprus solution process was mainly driven by the international community. Following the rejection of the Annan Plan, so-called "Cypriot-led process" was the name the game. Failure in Crans Montana effectively ended this period. Now, the international community and non-Cypriot actors are once more the main actors in the solution process. In order to converge positions, "constructive ambiguity" is employed as a tool. Will this save the day or are we about to find ourselves before yet another train crash? What was the EU's failure last summer, particularly during Borrell's visit? How did we react to that in our 4th episode which was aired on 3/7/2020? (Here is the link to our fourth episode: https://islandtalks.fm/podcast/nicosia-uncut-episode-4-questions-to-eu-ambassadors-on-borrells-visit-news-for-you-no-the-crossings-are-not-open-critical-thinking-is-not-for-our-students-3-7-2020/ )

Buffering – Episode 9: Trump when it’s no longer in fashion (4/2/2021)

Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın are bringing you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. Trumpization of Cypriot politicians and public figures, Freudian comparison of temples' sizes, attack on journalists and media, arbitrary destruction of historical Nicosia house, never-ending Cyprus talks, and good old corruption in the island of Aphrodite.

Nicosia Uncut – Episode 17: Fed up with the CYprob yet? (12/1/2021)

The first episode of 2021. Andromachi Sophocleous & Kemal Baykallı talk about their favorite topic: The Cyprus problem!.What is the UN's strategy to revitalize the solution process? What should we expect from the informal 5+1 conference which is expected to take place soon? How should we read the latest Cyprus report of the UN Secretary General to the UN Security Council? Which are the elephants in the room? Will Turkey's new foreign policy attempts work? Latest statements from Greek Cypriot politicians, party feuds in the Turkish Cypriot politics. All in this episode of Nicosia Uncut.