Four Color Theorem is equivalent to the statement: "Every cubic planar bridgeless graphs is 3-edge colorable". There is computer assisted proof given by Appel and Haken. Dick Lipton in of his beautiful blogs posed the following open problem:
Are there non-computer based proofs of the Four Color Theorem?
Surprisingly, While I was reading this paper, Anshelevich and Karagiozova, Terminal backup, 3D matching, and covering cubic graphs, the authors state that Cahit proved that "every 2-connected cubic planar graph is edge-3-colorable" which is equivalent to the Four Color Theorem (I. Cahit, Spiral Chains: The Proofs of Tait's and Tutte's Three-Edge-Coloring Conjectures. arXiv preprint, math CO/0507127 v1, July 6, 2005).
Does Cahit's proof resolve the open problem in Lipton's blog by providing non-computer based proof for the Four Color Theorem? Why isn't Cahit's proof widely known and accepted?
Cross posted on MathOverflow as Human checkable proof of the Four Color Theorem?