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Expecting tears from a dead eye

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Metin Münir has always been a liberal and a very libertarian writer. He was an editor for Hürriyet Daily News. I always considered him as a well-respected colleague and an elder brother with whom I enjoyed discussing local and international political topics. Although most of the time, particularly on the Cyprus issue, we had confronting views. Daily News indeed might be the sole Turkey-based newspaper, though with almost thirty years in between, which had two Turkish Cypriot editors.

Münir no longer has a place in Turkish print media, as even his liberal views could no longer be tolerated by the current ruling elites. He is currently writing for the T-24 news portal. This week, he wrote an exceptionally important article that could shed light on the million dollar question on why we have not had a settlement for the Cyprus problem over the past half century. I will try to make a comprehensive and concise summary of the long article:

“There might be an impression that I do not want the reunion of Cyprus. But that is totally wrong. I am from the last generation to have lived together........

© Hürriyet Daily News