The “true” conquest of Cyprus
But this new drive has as its aim the Islamic conquest of
Apparently, Islamists ruling
In the jargon of the Islamist movement, the meaning of “the truest sense” goes like this: “The situation is not what I want it to be. Therefore, I will destroy it and remake it based upon how I think it ought to be.”
So why does the Islamist Turkish government want to make a change in northern
First, the Islamist movement thinks that northern
Islamic life in northern
Secondly, Turkish foreign policy now fights conventional wars. Moreover, problems related to strategic issues such as natural gas around
For this reason, while various Arab communities with half a million members are represented by well recognized, respected leaders throughout America, there are no notable, prominent leaders of the Turkish community either in Germany or the USA.
In the eyes of
Mustafa Akıncı, the head of the TRNC, does not fit this profile as
So how will Ankara carry out an acceptable re-structuring in northern Cyprus compatible with the worldview of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) – in other words, the Islamist/nationalist ideologies that they have consolidated in Turkey?
Up to now,
The second way is to use the financial power of the Turkish Embassy, the only embassy on that part of the island.
While acknowledging that these two traditional methods will be retained for use when needed,
To make some predictions about this issue, it is necessary to look at the social structure of northern
Turkish Cypriots consist of two large communities: The first are the Turkish Cypriots that have been living on the island for centuries.
The second are the Turks who settled there in the aftermath of
When we analyse the situation carefully, it is immediately obvious that these two groups are vastly divergent, culturally speaking. Indeed, it can be said that they live as two separate "nations”.
Professor Sibel Arkonaç, a prominent researcher in the field of social psychology, and her colleagues have published a scientific article in the Journal of Psychological Studies after they conducted surveys with various groups in northern Cyprus. In their research, they reached the following conclusion:
"Turkish Cypriots and Turks who migrated to
As the research supports, there are two societies in northern
As far as I understand it,
According to this method,
In a way, this is a radical solution. To comprehend this model, it is significant to see that the AKP government is successfully implementing a similar model in
For example, most of the current leaders of the Turkish media and finance sectors originally had a Western and even Kemalist lifestyles. However, they have evolved and turned into AKP supporters, entering into a type of partnership with the government.
It is possible to say that there are "secular-Islamists" in Turkey, although the term is a kind of an oxymoron. Many people whose education and lifestyle are secular are nevertheless politically linked with Islamists and play a major part in legitimising their ideas.
The AKP will likely implement a similar model in northern
That is how the fortress will be conquered from within and the “conquest” of