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Cyprus reunification talks: rivals reject proposed new borders - The Guardian

Abandoned buildings in the UN controlled buffer zone, separating the divided capital Nicosia. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP/Getty Images. Rival Cypriot delegations have failed to agree on maps for new borders on the divided island state, each ...and more »

Think the American political system will stop Donald Trump exercising ultimate power? The same was said about ... - The Independent

Manic sensitivity to criticism is a hallmark of both men. In Trump's case this is exemplified by his tweeted denunciation of critics such as Meryl Streep, while in Turkey 2,000 people have been charged with insulting the president. Patrick Cockburn ...and more »

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Donald Trump 'put CNN reporter in his place' - The Independent

Turkey's leader has praised the actions of US President-Elect Donald Trump in refusing to talk to a CNN reporter at his first media briefing in six months. At the press conference in New York on Wednesday, Mr Trump refused to take a question from CNN's ...and more »

Turkey's press-critical president lauds Trump for putting CNN reporter 'in his place' - New York Daily News

Turkey's media-averse leader has hailed Donald Trump for putting CNN's Jim Acosta "in his place." President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gained notoriety for cracking down on his country's press, and insinuated while speaking to reporters on Wednesday that ...and more »

Amid Turkey's media crackdown, Erdogan praises Trump for putting CNN reporter 'in his place' - Washington Post

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no friend of the media. Since an attempted coup against him in July, he has jailed at least 144 journalists and shuttered or seized control of more than 150 media companies, according to Human Rights Watch. Now ...and more »

Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus - euronews

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island. Now Reading: Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus. Flash plugin failed to load ...and more »

In Nicosia, the world's last divided capital, a spirit of reconciliation is stirring across the fence - The Guardian

Barriers have separated the Greek and Turkish sectors of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, since 1974. Divided territories usually create their own ugly landmarks. In Nicosia, now holder of the unenviable distinction of being the world's last divided ...and more »

A small picture in the big picture of Erdogan's Turkey - Open Democracy

The judicial arm of the Erdogan leadership has decided to make an example of Istar Gözaydin: even the most moderate critics will not be tolerated. lead Istar Gözaydin, academic and social activist. On the morning of December 20, Prof. Dr. Istar ...and more »

Steady Progress Into Fascism? Turkey, a Year After the Peace Petition - The Wire

Rudimentarily masked by arguments of counter-terrorism, Turkish society has been put into a straitjacket, with no form of dissent being acceptable. Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against a purge of thousands of education staff since an ...and more »

Turkey is Cyprus' guarantee: Turkish Cypriot president - Anadolu Agency

Turkey is the sole guarantor for the security of long-divided Cyprus if an agreement is reached to reunite the island, said the Turkish Cypriot president Sunday. “In a formula that will be found … we want an island where the effective assurance of ...and more »