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denktas retires

Postby mehmet » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:02 pm

Hi all, whilst I have been holidaying Denktas has announced he wont be standing for President. In an article in the Turkish Daily News he expressed his disappointment that the Turkish Republic is working with the Prime Minister of TRNC and not the Presidnet. It has been told me on this forum that Turkey decides Turkish Cypriot positions regarding Cyprus problem. I am beginning to understand what might be meant by this.

Who will step into the position if Denktas retires? What difference will it make?
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Postby Piratis » Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:35 am

Who will step into the position if Denktas retires? What difference will it make?


It will make as much difference as Turkey will allow/require.

Erdogan has learned from his american friends that when you are powerful what you need to manage is your image and if you manage this image correctly your actions can be whatever you want them to be with no major problems. (if Turkey will be succesful with this kind of policy to the degree they hope only time will show)

Denctash simply doesn't fit the "image" part. The new one will do the same actions, but project an image in accordance with the new Turkish policy.
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Postby michalis5354 » Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:17 am

Being so Old I think he did not have any other alternative left. If he was even 5 years younger I have no doubt that he would not retire!
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Postby Bananiot » Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:34 am

Denktash has been sidestepped as a result of the revolution of the TC´s. To suggest that nothing will change points to political short sightedness. This is not just a cosmetic change and it was made quite clear as soon as the new administration took over in Ankara. For a start, Ankara recognised that there is a problem to be solved in Cyprus. The fact that the new replacement of Denktash will work closely with Ankara is not a crime in itself. It is quite natural as our government works closely with Greece. I think Talat will replace Denktash and this is good news for the whole of Cyprus.
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