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THE BRAVADO OF THE BANKRUPT, RUINED AND IMPOVERISHED TRNC!

It’s not just the TRNC, many countries in the World are experiencing serious economic and social crises…

For example in Sri Lanka…

Ajeewan Sadasivam, a Sri Lankan taxi driver tells the BBC that he has been waiting in line in front of a petrol station in the capital Colombo for the past two days…

“I sleep and live in my car. Sometimes I leave to get food and then return to keep waiting. I haven’t been able to shower for days,” he says.

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We aren’t there yet!

But it’s becoming harder to say that “we won’t”!

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We shouldn’t ignore the possibility of experiencing a serious electricity crisis…

You shouldn’t say, “Sir, we won’t experience such a thing because our motherland is with us”; chances of an “election-related” social and economic crisis erupting in Turkey are very high…

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There are also interesting developments around the world in terms of “saving money” or “purchasing goods for a lower price”…

Australian supermarkets have reportedly warned shoppers that leaving behind the stalks of broccoli in a bid to save money could be classified as “theft”.

A photograph shared on Twitter by Melbourne-based radio station 3AW showed a sign warning customers that they “must not break the stems of the broccoli”

“This is classified as theft,” the sign reads.

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We have to prepare for worse days…

But according to experts, it’s not a very easy thing for people to give up their habits…

It won’t be easy for us as well…

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But we have to “make it easier”…

Like breaking off the stalks of broccoli not to pay more…

Or slicing the rind off melons or watermelons much more carefully…

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Such as finding more affordable “shish [kebab]” alternatives to “meat”; that is if there is anyone left who can still afford to barbecue.

Or to stop eating meat, instead offering it only to your guests, friends or the children first, with the excuse that it “upsets your stomach”.

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Economic bankruptcy must change our habits and it has already done so…

Since social media made its way into our lives, we made a big deal out of sharing the food on dining tables, our celebratory engagements…

Firstly, fewer photographs are being posted…

Secondly, the “alcohol brands” in the photographs shared are now much cheaper…

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A kilo of meat now costs ₺250 …

A tub of yoghurt is now sold for an average price of ₺50

A litre of a good bottle of alcohol costs around ₺400 …

Charcoal, pitta bread, and salad ingredients cost twice or even four times more than they used to last year…

The price of soft drinks has also gone up…

A small bottle of mineral water costs ₺5!

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A family of four going to the beach, paying ₺150 each for entrance; to drink a bottle of coke for ₺40; pay ₺180 for a hamburger; ₺400 for petrol to drive to and from the beach, “that’s half of a minimum wage”…

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So what’s going to happen?

Yes, we will need to save…

And we have to learn to do so…

But where is this going to end?

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Let me explain it to you in simpler terms…

We will have fewer barbecues…

We will have fewer trips to the barber…

Private schools will be preferred less…

We won’t be eating watermelon that often…

Hellim (halloumi) slices will have to get thinner…

We won’t be going on holidays or day trips…

And naturally, the number of unemployed will grow.

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Unhappiness will hit the roof…

The crime rate will rise…

Divorces have increased significantly already and will continue to increase…

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Well, then what is the solution?

The solution, for example, could be to study Cuba…

To seriously lean towards developing tourism…

Adopting a socialist planned economy…

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Our resources are very limited…

We don’t know the exact population…

We can’t plan, we aren’t planning…

We wait for “Turkey to provide” but she too is unable to give us anything…

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We are saying that “the Cyprus Problem must be solved”, they, on the other hand, insist on an “equal sovereign state” so that it may never be solved…

We are saying that “Ercan is important and must be opened”; they on the other hand are calling us “traitors”…

And as an equal and sovereign state they present their four proposals to the Republic of Cyprus…

And they act as heroes in this nothingness, this bankruptcy, this poverty, this lack of planning, and in this disgraceful environment.


The law on one side, Darwin on the other!

Presidential elections will be held in the south next year…

A Greek Cypriot woman who announced she had converted to Catholicism and changed her name, also announced she was a candidate.

She said, “Our borders do not end in Kyrenia, they end in Constantinople”…

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Beg your pardon, but even if you get the impression at first that this woman has serious mental issues; you can’t help yourself from admitting that “we have similar minds on our side!”

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Let us just point out that; putting aside the fact our sweet lady wants to “provoke” the Turks and “pump up” the Greeks by throwing around the word “Constantinople” like a bomb, according to international law; that place is called “Istanbul”…

That beautiful city named Istanbul, according to international law and according to national “law” belongs to the Republic of Turkey.

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Sir, what about the issue of ownership of individual properties in Istanbul?

That’s a separate matter…

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So aren’t our disturbed [people] say similar things to this disturbed person who is aspiring to become president?

Please…

Look at the issue of “Varosha”!

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Just as there is no debate within the framework of international law that Varosha is the property of the “Republic of Cyprus”, almost all of the title deeds of the “privately-owned properties” are “registered” under names such as “Eleni” and “Mavros”…

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The minute you say “Nooo…this can’t be, we spilt blood to take Varosha, it’s ours” or “it belongs to my grandfather’s foundation”, you find yourself sharing the “mindset” of the sweet lady who I am really hoping will win the elections in the South!

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Varosha, within the framework of international law, is a territory whereby individual problems are resolved in a mutually accepted fashion.

To “object to this”, is just as irrational as thinking that “Constantinople is still Hellen property”… Not just “irrational”; but beyond that, “unlawful”…

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Well, then what will you do?

For example, you could sit down, discuss and return these properties to their legal owners…

Settle this matter in a proper and lawful manner and you could earn the right  to open Ercan to direct flights…

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If you insist on continuing the debate that “Varosha belonged to my grandfather’s foundation”, then you might be left with no other choice but to respect our sweet lady’s claims.

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If you insist on “getting down to the core of the matter,” instead of “solving the issue and being happy together” then make room for Charles Darwin; who knows, you could be forced to grant “property rights” to apes or even single-celled organisms!

[Translator’s note: photo inserted here]

The President of the Association of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers and Architects (KTMMOB) Tunç Adanır (see photo) said, “The ‘unlicensed construction illness’ of those governing the state is beyond treatment.” Adanır said Ersin Tatar announced on a television programme “that plans were being made to lay the foundations of the new Presidential Complex and Parliament building on July 20.” He said that the presidential complex was not among the priorities of the people and that the project approval had no legal basis… In other words, the country’s presidential palace will be “without a construction permit!” So, in other words, the state is “illegal”… Anyway, have a nice Sunday…

 

Source: THE BRAVADO OF THE BANKRUPT, RUINED AND IMPOVERISHED TRNC!

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SERHAT İNCİRLİ | YENİDÜZEN
I was born in Pendaia - Lefke in 1967. I completed my primary and secondary education in Gaziveren, Lefke and Morphou. I graduated from the Public Administration Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Gazi University in Ankara in 1989. I worked at Kıbrıs, Yenidüzen, Londra Toplum Postası, Avrupa (Afrika), Gıynık, Gündem Kıbrıs newspapers. I worked as a producer and presenter at Kıbrıs TV, Kanal T and Sim Tv. Currently I work as a producer at Sim Tv and publish daily articles in Yenidüzen.

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