Monthly Archives: March 2010

The scandalous history of Cyprus

After decades of botched interferences, the EU should practise what it preaches and ensure that Turkey withdraws its troops. Robert Ellis Last week at a House of Commons event on Cyprus, Europe minister Chris Bryant called the fact that within the EU we have a divided capital and a divided island “a scandal and a tragedy”. It is difficult to ... Read More »

”Πυροβόλησε κατευθείαν μέσα στον κόλπο μου”

Ενώ διάβαζα ένα βιβλίο με καταγεγραμμένες μαρτυρίες θυμάτων βιασμού στο Κονγκό, έπεσα πάνω σε μια ιστορία ενός θύματος που με συγκλόνισε. Ένιωσα άμεση σύνδεση με το θύμα, καθώς τότε που διηγήθηκε την ιστορία της, είχε την ίδια ηλικία με μένα. 32 ετών. Δεν μπορώ να φανταστώ πως άνθρωπος μπορεί να προκαλέσει τόσο πόνο σε κάποιον άλλον άνθρωπο! Τα λόγια αδυνατούν ... Read More »

German Archbishop Expresses Shame Over Scandal

BAD STAFFELSTEIN, Germany — The leader of the Catholic Church in Bavaria expressed “deep shame” on Thursday for cases of sexual molestation that have shaken the home region of Pope Benedict XVI, and said he was in favor of changing German law so that church officials would have a greater duty to report suspected child abuse to prosecutors. Read More »

New Property Lawsuit Against Turkey

A new property lawsuit has been lodged against Turkey through the Cyprus courts by two Cypriot lawyers representing the Shacolas Group, according to state broadcaster RIK The case concerns property worth multiple millions of euros in the north of the country which is occupied by Turkish troops and is the first time that a lawsuit has been lodged directly against ... Read More »

Independent review of IPCC and its global warming reports: an answer to critics

Top international scientists will take part in an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its reports on global warming, which have been widely criticized recently for inaccuracies. Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri speaks at a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not pictured) at UN headquarters in ... Read More »

Robert Fisk: Living proof of the Armenian genocide

The US wants to deny that Turkey’s slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 was genocide. But the evidence is there, in a hilltop orphanage near Beirut. It’s only a small grave, a rectangle of cheap concrete marking it out, blessed by a flourish of wild yellow lilies. Inside are the powdered bones and skulls and bits of femur of ... Read More »

ECHR recognises north’s Immovable Property Commission

THE EUROPEAN Court of Human Rights yesterday recognised the Immovable Property Commission (IPC) in the occupied areas as an effective domestic remedy of Turkey As a result of the landmark ruling, Greek Cypriot refugees seeking compensation or restitution for their properties in the occupied areas will now have to exhaust all domestic remedies in the occupied areas before applying to ... Read More »