THE CYPROB is manifestly now not a hot subject matter of communique at social dinners any more. In reality, it can have long past completely out of fashion multiple years in the past after Prez Nik discovered an excuse to bail out of the Crans Montana convention so he should awareness his efforts on turning Kyproulla into a nearby strength within the strength area.
Bringing up the Cyprob at a social dinner these days could initiate disdainful appears from the relaxation of the human beings on the table and earn the wrongdoer the name of ‘Cyprob bore’ if he was in well mannered business enterprise. The epithets might be a good deal nastier if he was in rude employer and he may also have had a pitcher of Keo poured over his head to close him up.
Secret, social dinners, like the one attended by using Mr and Mrs Prez at the residence of chandeliers and mirrors of the Maronite parliamentary representative Yiannakis Mousa, are a distinctive count, particularly while the other visitors are Mr and Mrs Ozersay.
What ought to Nik and Kudret had been speaking about at a dinner that lasted extra than three hours? Football, hairstyles, the upward push of populist politics, Brexit, the distinction in costs of agricultural merchandise north and south, the cutting-edge developments in art or the effects of put up-modernist concept on contemporary society?
The smart money might be at the Cyprob having been the main subject matter of conversation even if this went in opposition to social dinner etiquette. You can get away with this while the social dinner is held secretly, as no person desires to realize the Cyprob became brought to the dinner desk.
MANY POINTED out that at the same time as Nik made no attempt to look the seasoned-federation Mustafa Akinci, he became glad to meet up with the pseudo-foreign minister that changed into a supporter of the 2-state solution, for which our Prez has evolved quite a passion and overtly says so in non-public meetings.
Ozersay is Turkey’s depended on guy within the north and the wily Nik believed that he could be the conduit for his messages to Ankara. At the start of June, when the social dinner become held, the Fatih had already invaded our EEZ and became making ready to begin drilling, so there is a sturdy possibility the cunning Nik desired a assembly with Ozersay, via whom he ought to ship some compromise thought to Turkey to assist him shop face.
The probability of Erdogan, who is going thru a jingoistic high, backing down changed into non-existent however our guy may nonetheless have felt it became worth a shot. The plan, manifestly, did no longer work out but it was nevertheless an opportunity for him to repeat that he become willing to talk about the 2-state answer together with his fellow tourist, in among the primary course and the dessert.
“I do not suppose I need to ask permission about who I will devour with or not, particularly whilst it’s far a truely social occasion,” stated Anastasiades, who insisted this was a “dinner of a social nature,” and cited the presence of other halves as emphatic proof of his case.
FEARING that no one believed him, he recruited the assist of his squeaky-easy, churchgoing overseas minister Nicos Christodoulides to guide his incredible claims that the Cyprob turned into no longer on the dinner menu. Christodoulides is now not government spokesman so why did he experience obliged to speak about the problem?
The prez likely calculated that extra people might accept as true with his yarn if it came from the velvet-tongued Nicos, who, had no qualms approximately lying for his president, a small sin for which he would be forgiven whilst he subsequent went to holy confession.
“It become a social dinner, on no account secret, inside the presence of their wives, at which nothing turned into stated approximately the Cyprus hassle,” stated Christodoulides, repeating his boss’ narrative. How could he be so certain, what became mentioned considering he changed into not present? And if it had been now not a mystery dinner, why did we pay attention about it two weeks after it came about, handiest once Akinci turned into knowledgeable and made a public fuss about it? It couldn’t were any extra mystery if they tried.
Nik deployed Nikos’ Christian honesty only after Ozersay said that this sort of assembly (social dinners) “are often much greater useful than professional conferences,” adding that there were new thoughts at the Cyprob and it changed into correct for these to be discussed.
Our Nik might have satisfied extra people if he said he by no means mentioned the Cyprob on a glass dinner table, as a rely of principle.
THE EU sanctions that were to be imposed on Turkey at last week’s European Council will must wait, no matter Christodoulides’ tireless efforts to steer our companions at final Tuesday’s General Affairs Council of the need to punish Turkey’s invasion of our EEZ.
In the stop, all he were given changed into a declaration that the EU would “intently monitor traits,” and that the European Council “welcomes the invitation to the Commission and the European External Action Service to post options for appropriate measures right now.”
Prez Nik progressed the assertion, via insisting that the word ‘suitable’ was replaced by using ‘centered’. It turned into defined to the media that the phrase ‘focused’ intended that groups and nations that co-operated with Turkey at the drilling could additionally be subject to the measures that the EU might impose.
The Commission can be monitoring tendencies for every other 12 months before it submits options for measures as a way to no longer hassle Turkey, because it does not want to piss off Erdogan, who is gambling host to three million refugees that could in any other case flood European countries.
Christodoulides is said to have used the danger of vetoing the growth procedure in order to comfy the indistinct promise of ‘appropriate measures’ – upgraded to ‘centered measures’ by way of Nik – sooner or later within the future, from our partners, who have been not eager on falling out with Turkey over the violations of our EEZ. European solidarity for poor old Kyproulla is limited to words which are centered as opposed to appropriate.
THE LEADERSHIP of the school instructors union Oelmek gave an indication of its bigotry closing Wednesday to foreign comrades who have been in Larnaca for a convention at the ‘Effective crowning glory of education of migrant children of refugees and immigrants’.
The conference became organised with the aid of the European Trade Unions Committee for schooling and representatives of Turkish Cypriot teaching unions have been also invited. When the vice chairman of Oelmek discovered out, just earlier than the start of the conference that the discussions could additionally be translated into Turkish he flipped his lid.
He might not listen of it, insisting there ought to be no Turkish translation.
The Turkish translators had been informed their offerings would now not be required, most effective to be knowledgeable a little later they must cross. On listening to that some Oelmek enthusiast had decided there would be no Turkish translation because it indignant him, the overseas organisers intervened and reversed his patriotic decision.
And we marvel why our public faculties are becoming recruitment grounds for Elam.
COMRADE Tof handed away on Friday, and as anticipated the authorities went over the top in honouring him. There can be four days of mourning, with flags flying at half-mast till the day of the funeral, Tuesday, which has been declared a public vacation.
The kingdom funeral may be the type afforded to a serving president, decided the council of ministers which met especially on Saturday to cope with Christofias’ passing. The simplest president to have died whilst in workplace changed into Makarios and the legit mourning for him lasted a few forty days, or was it years?
I may be improper, however there was no public holiday for the funerals of other former presidents that surpassed away so why will there be one for Christofias? Is this Prez Nik’s concept of ingratiating himself to the commies?
Our establishment in the meantime has written a quick poem to mark the passing of our u . S . A .’s first (and optimistically closing) communist president.
MORALLY ideal auditor-standard Odysseas spoke at a seminar last Wednesday on sound authorities and combatting corruption. In his speech, he discovered how incompetent public officers have been being appointed. He had a specific reliable in thoughts who had a “very terrible overall performance record and became appointed as chief and before long his overall incompetence become found out.”
Unfortunately, he could not call him.
Another notion he made became that a president ought to be confined to 2 phrases. He made no idea for limiting the term for the auditor-general who is responsible to no one and holds his position until retirement meaning he will be in his put up for the equivalent of five or even six presidential terms. There isn’t any chance of an auditor-popular turning into a tyrant after twenty years inside the process despite the fact that Odysseas has accomplished it after just five.