I don’t feel like speaking his name.
Because he is famous for murdering democracy, for usurping [the people’s] will and for his hate-mongering… 

He violates our right to self-governance by rejecting a historical struggle.
He has been granted a post through threats, force, blackmail, oppression and instructions and he refuses to leave. 
He was placed in a seat that even his political peers do not approve of through political extortion; he can distance himself from political integrity and ethics to the level that he can digest. 

He cannot free himself of his ideological fixations and he divides, breaks up, and wounds the people of Cyprus for the sake of retaining his post, exploiting the suffering of the past for his personal interest, and feeling ashamed of a common future. 

He tries to absolve himself from blame as if it is not he who gave instructions to obstruct humanitarian assistance coming from the south of Cyprus. 


I am not going to utter his name but I’m not saying that he, as in his own expression, is “null and void”.
He does exist and he does represent a mentality.
We all need to rise up against that mentality.

“He thirstily drinks hatred”

“Racism” in the century we live in does not exist by burning people in furnaces but by referring to a community with hatred, with animosity, and pointing to it as a target.

In the hours when our hearts tremble, tremble with pain and cry for our children, he rejects the offer of humanitarian aid with a heart blinded by hatred.
And as if that’s not enough, he brags about it…

He is spooked by rapprochement, solidarity and the embrace of people on the island of Cyprus. 
Just like the “blood” that sustains a vampire, he thirstily drinks hatred to survive…


Let’s cut it there…
You know how he says, “No one is forcing them to stay here.”
He is telling this to those who love Cyprus without limits, who think differently from him and who reject a life based on pleading….
And he is going to cast us out!

We reciprocate your words [and the same to you with brass knobs on]…
If there is someone who doesn’t belong in Cyprus, it’s him and he can leave without a second thought to serve whoever he wishes to serve.
You know how he says, “This is the country of those who serve the Turkish nation”
Where did that come from?
This is the country of those who love their homeland….
It is the country of those who devote themselves to Cyprus…
A country for those who serve humanity…
For those who don’t see Cyprus as a temporary place of living and who feel a sense of belonging to these lands. 

Both the concepts of nation and state are constructed, the concept of homeland is a human right…
Home is freedom, equality, and humanity far from ethnic discrimination…
Cyprus is the country of those who sweat and toil on this land, those who want to build a future of peace and cooperation, those who cling to the earth, those who hold on to their memories and roots, and those who work to enhance brotherhood in their geography… 

Cyprus is the homeland of Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Greek Cypriots, Armenians, Maronites, Latins, Turks and Greeks and no one has an obligation to serve any nation. 

‘We’re not holding you here against your will’

Every time he opens his mouth, he spreads malicious feelings across this beautiful island with his poisonous tongue soaked in nationalism… He is ashamed of the values that belong to Cyprus; he becomes one with the mentality that seeks to destroy and crush our identity and culture. He derives pleasure from us being subjected to a life of alienation and exile. He stands on his feet thanks to the nationalist and fanatic ideology that rejects humanity at its core, he feeds off the uncertainty and political/economic gains this system creates…


It’s true, you’re not keeping us here “against our will”
Cyprus is our homeland!
A person does not remain in their homeland by force, they decide to stay with determination, passion and with hope…
Whereas, you know they are keeping you in that seat “by force”.
What’s more, you’re aware that everyone knows this.
I guess that’s what all your rage is about!



Born in 1971 in the town of Limassol, Cyprus, Cenk Mutluyakalı migrated to Kyrenia together with his family after the war. He began journalism at KIBRIS newspaper in 1989. He took part in establishing the United Media Group. He was the Editor-in-Chief of YENİDÜZEN newspaper for 20 years between 2001-2021. He continues to write daily essays, news reports and interviews for Yenidüzen newspaper. He served as the President of the Turkish Cypriot Press Card Commission and Turkish Cypriot Journalists Association. He was awarded with various prizes throughout his career, the most recent being the “Peace Journalism Prize” by the bicommunal New Cyprus Association. Mutluyakalı is an author of published books of essays and interviews. He is also the author of a novel titled “Salıncak” (Swing) published by Kor Kitap and translated into Greek by Heterotopia Publications with the title «Η κούνια».

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