Prof. Ata ATUN


You’ll be reading my maiden article in “my column” on Jan 21st, 2007, right after the first couple of issues of Today’s ZAMAN.

Most probably you’ll be wondering “who’s this guy” and what would be the contents of his column.

Actually I am a Turkish Cypriot and an academician with a very interesting background.

Well educated in US universities and elected as a Member of Par-liament, representing the constituency of Famagusta in the National Assembly at the age of 26.

Of course, after entering the politics at so young age, I couldn’t escape from it, nor the politics could wiped me out.

Political experience as a parliamentarian, turned out to be a fur-ther postgraduate study for me, later in my life.

In depth history knowledge on top of my engineering education, backed by the thirty years of political experience, opened further doors like head of Cyprus Turkish delegation during UN’s Annan Plan nego-tiations in Cyprus, advisor to deputy Prime Minister and the member-ship to the Board of the International Scientific Academy.

Have been writing political articles and commentaries in various local newspapers since 2003 and now they are above 1000 in number.

You’ll be hearing non aligned, non committed, non attached crys-tal clear facts about Cyprus, political history of Cyprus, Cyprus issue, EU-Turkey membership negotiations and realities behind the curtains of Cyprus, Brussels and Ankara triangle.