Friday, April 22, 2016

Ethnic Turks' Blind (Spot) Existence

As a means of survival ethnic Turks learn their state-manufactured poems well. They do so diligently since they became a country back in 1923. In relation to Cyprus they staunchly support all the myths surrounding the Turkish Cypriot minority. But they fail to realize how applicable what they say is to them. Perhaps they can understand better what they sound like this way:
  • The Kurds have equal and inherent rights over the resources of the whole continental shelf of "Turkey".
  • The two peoples of "Turkey" should jointly decide on how to use the offshore oil and gas resources. Ethnic Turks should respect that.
  • All parties should place sincere efforts to achieve a settlement in the interest of the two peoples.
  • "Turkey" needs a federal system that respects the fundamental EU principles and the bi-zonal and bi-communal nature of the federation.
  • It is a case of creating a partnership between the co-owners of "Turkey", including the just sharing of resources.
Ps. These statements are made verbatum (save Kurd, Turk, & "Turkey") in an interview (22/4/2016, Natural Gas Europe) by Mithat Rende who served as "Turkey"’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of "Turkey" to the OECD between 2013 and March 2016.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Language Hypocrisy Extraordinaire

"Turkey" says 80.000 Turkish Cypriots (of Cyprus) must be educated exclusively in Turkish. They must not even learn Greek, the language of the land non-stop for millenniums and of the historic Christian majority. Why then in "Turkey" 20 million Kurds cannot even learn theirs, being forced instead for full exclusive education in Turkish? Why Recep? Why Ahmet? Why Mustafa? Why Espen? Why Barack?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Political Islam's Made-in-Cyprus Trojan Horse - CLARION PROJECT

Turkey tanks roll in to Cyprus
Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, which forced Christians out of their ancestral homes, has created the phenomenon of 'bizonality,’ a geographical separation between Muslims and Christians. Strangely, this new reality has even become the basis of the UN-led Cyprus negotiations -- despite the Security Council’s own resolutions condemning Turkey’s actions.


BY KYRIACOS KYRIAKIDES April 12th, 2016

In 1974 an illegal coup instigated by Greece’s junta caused the deaths of almost 100 Christian Cypriots. The ensuing unilateral Turkish invasion of Cyprus, ostensibly to protect the Muslim minority, was a sheer catastrophe, causing several thousand deaths.

The historic Christian majority of the 37% occupied northern part was forced or intimidated out, and the Muslim minority island-wide was later invited in.

"Bizonality," a pure ethnic-religious geographical separation, became a new reality, strangely even the basis of the UN-led Cyprus negotiations, despite the Security Council’s own resolutions (353 (1974), 541 (1983), 550 (1984)) condemning Turkey’s actions and calling for the respect of Cyprus’ “sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.” No wonder Cyprus has “been dubbed a graveyard for peacemakers.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Muslims are creating ‘nations within nations’ says former head of U.K. Equalities Commission - NEWSWEEK

Trevor Phillips, the (now former) Chair of the Equality and Human Rights
Commission, speaks at the British Chamber of Commerce Annual
Conference  held at the headquarters of BAFTA on
March 18, 2010 in London, England. OLI SCARFF/GETTY

BY LUCY CLARKE-BILLINGS ON 4/11/16

My note: Do read this NEWSWEEK article. For us Cypriots what the Brits are realizing today comes as no surprise. In our case the UN Secretary General called it self-segregation in 1965. Now (our moderate) Muslims attempt to legitimize faith-based segregation in the land's primary law. Imagine EU's hardcore Muslims! My conviction is that the quality of the Cyprus solution will seal the future of Europe. ** I hope to very soon see an article of mine published, examining Islam, Muslims, Cyprus and the ramifications of a bizonal precedent for the west at large **
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Being Greek is about loving life! When "The Simpsons" got their Greek on! Opa!




Posted by Greek Gateway on Friday, April 8, 2016

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.