Decode Cyprus – Episode 1: Evaluating the Turkish Cypriot elections (25/1/2022)

Decode Cyprus - because in Cyprus, nothing is as it looks. In this first episode of Decode Cyprus, Esra Aygın and Lefteris Adilinis, two journalists from Cyprus discuss the Turkish Cypriot parliamentary elections that took place on 23 January 2022. The results are as follows: Faiz Sucuoğlu's UBP (right-wing nationalist): 39.61% -24 seats; Tufan Erhürman's CTP (left-wing social democrat): 31.91% - 18 seats; Fikri Ataoğlu's DP (right-wing liberal): 7.42% - 3 seats; Kudret Özersay's HP (centrist): 6.69% - 3 seats; Erhan Arıklı's YDP (right-wing of the Turkish origin voters): 6.44% - 2 seats. Total 50 seats. TDP (left-wing social…

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Nicosia Uncut – Episode 34: Cyprus: The land of pipe dreams (14/1/2022)

Cyprus is the land of impossible fantasies. One side thinks that the international community is now ready to accept a "two-state solution" in Cyprus, the other tries to play a global chess-game with a non-feasible, unrealistic "East Med Pipeline Project", something which was doomed to fail from the beginning. In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykalli discuss how the East Med Pipeline Project has falsely been promoted as a diplomatic success story for the internal consumption by the Greek Cypriot politicians. In the local scene, we have the elections mood in the air: The Turkish…

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