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Taking North Cyprus Does Not Cost Turkiye Any Reputation - Its Religious Status Has Always Been Questionable.

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 18, 2022 at 11:29

Extending Turkish control deeper into the crisis zone does nothing except to confirm the contention of how much ambition Turkiye's leader is willing to invest in a continuing effort to make Turkiye the main contender of Middle East politics when it comes time to push even further south. North Cyprus becomes a distraction when considering what it will take to defend it.

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