Wednesday, November 03, 2004
-----------------------Ministry of Silly Walks
The chaos around the Minority Report reached Monty Python-esque proportions when, during a live TV press conference given by Kaboglu (Chairman of Human Rights Commision), a member of the Commision (Fahrettin Yokus) grabbed the report in front of Kaboglu and tore it to pieces! This is despite the fact that out of 30 members of the commision, only seven voted against the report. A lady standing behind Kaboglu could not contain her laughter. Kaboglu's paraphrased response: "And people wander why we can't get into the EU."
-----------------------Talat Steps Up
Alreadly facing an unstable political climate in Turkish northern Cyprus and criticism from nationalists, Talat sticks his neck out even more by hinting at concessions that go beyond the Annan Plan:
"We are ready to re-negotiate, offer new and make new changes in the Annan Plan"... In a statement to the Greek Cypriot newspaper, Fileleftheros, Talat said, "The Greek side should decide what it wants and everybody expects Leader of the Cypriot Greek administration, Tasos Papadopulous, to declare what he and his administration want."