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Look Who's Coming to Dinner - Opinion

The government has gone to some lengths to publicise the fact that President Demetris Christofias and Turkish-Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu are going to have dinner together at Chateau Status in the UN buffer zone, Nicosia.

This raises the question: is it something that a serious journalist wants to report? Have we really come to the point when a dinner between politicians is supposed to be news?

Is it going to lead to concrete changes in the way the two communities communicate? Will it speed up the work on the Limnitis crossing? Will there be more cooperation in trade between one side and the other? Will the number of Turkish troops occupying the country be reduced?

What is the government going to release next? The menu? What they drank? Whether they had coffee and dessert? And was it Turkish coffee, or Greek coffee, or French coffee?

Forgive the sarcasm, perhaps it's a bit harsh to expect some significant news instead of the constant public relations that is churned out on a daily basis.


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