The Turkish Cypriots are in a deep political and economic crisis

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The Turkish Cypriots have been in the vortex of political instability and inflation for a long time. Suzuoglu’s resignation, which lasted only two months, is the result of a deeper crisis.

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Efforts to form a new “government” in the occupied territories continue today, after the political crisis that erupted due to the resignation of the two-month three-party “government” of the Turkish Cypriots.

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The Turkish Cypriot community is debating the need to form a broad-based government, as the majority of political parties believe that only such a development will guarantee social cohesion in the midst of the deepening economic crisis.

The economic crisis was also the reason why the “government” of Faiz Suzuoglu could not survive for more than two months, after failing to control the prices of basic necessities and put a brake on the loss of purchasing power of the Turkish Cypriots.

Electricity and food crisis

It should be noted that the resignation of the “government” Suzuoglu came after an unprecedented public conflict between him and the Minister of Finance of the “government” Sunat Atun, who disagreed with a decision to reduce the price of electricity and his agreement. “Prime Minister” with the workers’ union to end the strike measures.

In this conflict, the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Ersin Tatar, chose to support Atun, with the result that Suzuoglu disbanded the three-party “government”, blaming Tatar for the new political crisis in the Turkish Cypriot community.

Indicative of the economic situation in which the Turkish Cypriot community has found itself are the electricity bills that reach households and which often exceed the minimum wage. In the Turkish Cypriot food markets, for the first time, the phenomenon of selling fruits and vegetables by the piece and not by the kilo appeared.

Loukianos Lyritsas, Nicosia

Source: Deutsche Welle

Source: Capital

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