CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION “Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, as a micro-state, has many advantages and disadvantages.Read More »
EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?
In my previous article I was to a certain extent optimistic over a positive breakthrough in EU-Turkey relations in 2013. However, the way Prime Minister Erdoğan and the AKP members (with a few exceptions)Read More »
Who are Turkish speaking Cypriots? Let me go through… Turkish speaking Cypriots are essentially socially active, environmental, fun, calm and less materialist people. They have less to think about the tomorrow. They care moreRead More »
Following the recent trend in the world, North Cyprus is adapting its political structure to the new style of political perception. In a world of no real rightist or leftist, North Cyprus has alsoRead More »
Turkey has been knocking on Europe’s door for more than 50 years now. Turkey’s accession to the European Union (EU) is known to be the longest and most tortuous process of EU membership negotiations.Read More »
The key for the solution for Cyprus: a Greek-Turkish compromise If the UN Annan Plan had been accepted, United States of Cyprus would probably be one of the most prosperous countries of the EURead More »
UPA: Professor Kitsikis, thanks for accepting our interview proposal. Although you are a celebrity in the academic world, could you please tell us about your life and your academic career for our young readers?Read More »