Hilmi Akil's Monday letter to the editor, "Cyprus is not Gaza," is a shameful attempt to falsely distance the Turkish government from responsibility for May's Gaza flotilla incidents. Of the dozens of boats that set sail for Gaza, it was only on the Mavi Marmara ferry - organized by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's terrorist-classified IHH charities - that violence occurred.
Daniel Pipes is wrong to draw a parallel between Cyprus and Israel ("Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza," Opinion, Tuesday). He apparently is cross with Turkey over the flotilla incident and is reaching for what he believes will hurt that country most, as Cyprus is a national issue all Turks feel strongly about.
The International Court of Justice ruled Thursday that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia was not illegal, striking a blow against Belgrade's hopes to bring the breakaway province back into its orbit.
In light of Ankara's recent criticism of what it calls Israel's "open-air jail" in Gaza, today's date, which marks the anniversary of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, has special relevance.
The largest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with a Russian convicted of spying for the United States reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna, Austria. Defense lawyers in New York say they expect an immediate resolution for their 10 clients charged with spying in the United States.
Details remain murky on Thursday, but all signs indicated that Washington and Moscow had come to terms on carrying out the largest spy swap since the end of the Cold War.
The largest spy swap between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War unfolded Thursday as 10 people accused of spying in suburban America pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were ordered deported to Russia in exchange for the release of four Russian spies.
Cyprus police are searching the contents of a confiscated laptop belonging to an alleged Russian spy who has vanished, the east Mediterranean island's justice minister said on Monday.
Two more suspects in a purported spy ring have admitted they are Russian citizens living in the U.S. under false identities, prosecutors said Friday, as officials in Cyprus said another defendant in the bust might have fled the island after being set free on bail.