THE CYPROB is manifestly no longer a warm subject matter of verbal exchange at social dinners any greater. In reality, it may have gone absolutely out of style multiple years in the past after Prez Nik discovered an excuse to bail out of the Crans Montana conference so he could attend his efforts on turning Kyproulla right into nearby electricity in the power sector. Bringing up the Cyprob at a social dinner these days would provoke disdainful appears from the rest of the people on the table and earn the perpetrator the name of ‘Cyprob bore’ if he changed into in polite business enterprise. The epithets would be a whole lot nastier if he became in the impolite corporation, and he may additionally have had a pitcher of Keo poured over his head to shut him up.
The secret, social dinners, like the one attended by Mr. and Mrs. Prez on the residence of chandeliers and mirrors of the Maronite parliamentary consultant Yiannakis Mousa, are an extraordinary matter, mainly when the other guests are Mr. and Mrs. Ozersay. What ought to Nik and Kudret have been talking about at a dinner that lasted more than three hours? Football, hairstyles, the upward push of populist politics, Brexit, the distinction in charges of agricultural merchandise north and south, the brand new trends in artwork, or the consequences of submit-modernist concept on modern society?
The clever cash might be at the Cyprob, having been the primary topic of communication, although this went towards social dinner etiquette. You can break out with this whilst the social dinner is held secretly, as no one wishes to understand the Cyprob changed into brought to the dinner table.
MANY POINTED out that at the same time as Nik made no effort to peer the seasoned-federation Mustafa Akinci, he was glad to satisfy up with the pseudo-overseas minister that was a supporter of the two-nation solution, for which our Prez has evolved pretty a keenness and brazenly says so in personal meetings.
Ozersay is Turkey’s dependent on the man inside the north, and the wily Nik believed that he could be the conduit for his messages to Ankara. At the start of June, whilst the social dinner became held, the Fatih had already invaded our EEZ and became preparing to begin drilling, so there’s a strong possibility the cunning Nik desired an assembly with Ozersay, via whom he could send a few compromise notion to Turkey to help him keep face.
The likelihood of Erdogan, who is going thru a jingoistic high, backing down became non-existent, but our man may nonetheless have felt it turned into really worth a shot. The plan, glaringly, did not work out; however, it was nevertheless possible for him to copy that he became inclined to discuss the 2-country solution together with his fellow vacationer, in between the primary course and the dessert.
“I do no longer think I need to invite permission approximately who I will devour with or no longer, especially whilst it is a virtual social occasion,” said Anastasiades, who insisted this becomes a “dinner of a social nature,” and stated the presence of better halves as emphatic evidence of his case.
FEARING that no one believed him, he recruited the help of his squeaky-easy, churchgoing foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides to support his implausible claims that the Cyprob turned into no longer at the dinner menu. Of course, Christodoulides is not a government spokesman, so why did he feel obliged to speak approximately the problem?
The prez possibly calculated that extra people could believe his yarn if it got here from the velvet-tongued Nicos, who had no qualms about lying for his president, a small sin for which he might be forgiven when he next went to holy confession.
“It becomes a social dinner, in no way mystery, in the presence of their wives, at which nothing became said about the Cyprus problem,” stated Christodoulides, repeating his boss’ narrative. How could he be so certain, what become discussed considering he became not present? And if it had been not a mystery dinner, why did we pay attention to it weeks after it passed off, best as soon as Akinci was knowledgeable and made a public fuss approximately it? It couldn’t be any greater mystery if they attempted.
Nik deployed Nikos’s Christian honesty best after Ozersay stated that this kind of assembly (social dinners) “are frequently tons greater beneficial than reliable meetings,” adding that there had been new ideas at the Cyprob. It was true for these to be mentioned. Our Nik would have satisfied greater people if he said he never mentioned the Cyprob on a glass dinner desk to remember precept.
THE EU sanctions that were to be imposed on Turkey at closing week’s European Council will need to wait, despite Christodoulides’ tireless efforts to persuade our companions at closing Tuesday’s General Affairs Council of the need to punish Turkey’s invasion of our EEZ. In the stop, all he was given turned into a declaration that the EU could “intently reveal developments” and that the European Council “welcomes the invitation to the Commission and the European External Action Service to publish options for appropriate measures right away.”
Prez Nik improved the announcement by using insisting that the phrase ‘suitable’ become replaced through ‘centered.’ It turned into defined to the media that the phrase ‘targeted’ intended that agencies and nations that co-operated with Turkey on the drilling could also be a situation to the measures that the EU could impose.
The Commission might be monitoring traits for any other year earlier than it submits options for measures to no longer trouble Turkey because it does not want to piss off Erdogan, who is playing host to a few million refugees that could make any other case, flood European nations.
Christodoulides is said to have used the chance of vetoing the enlargement system that allows you to cozy the vague promise of ‘suitable measures’ – upgraded to ‘centered measures’ via Nik – at some point inside the future, from our partners, who were no longer eager on falling out with Turkey over the violations of our EEZ. European harmony for bad vintage Kyproulla is constrained to words that are focused in place of suitable.