'Invulnerable' is perhaps too strong a word; however, it captures what some of us have been saying, and it is nice to see that Turkish diplomats acknowledge it.
No solution means realistically three things:
- a Cyprus Republic, member of the UN & the EU, with 1/3 of its territory illegally occupied;
- a status-quo that our Turkish friends, in the Ergenekon manner they are accustomed to adopt, thinking that the pseudo-state will one day be recognized, which ofcourse is 100% wishful thinking if viewed from an objective lense;
- a UN which cannot but recognize that in Cyprus there is only one legal entity & Turkey is in violation of numerous of UN's own resolutions;
- an intercommunal conflict, much like the Kurdo-Turkish one brewing for the last several decades in Turkey;
- an illegal invasion/occupation/ethnic cleansing by Turkey against Cyprus;
Just the other day a leading Kurdish politician was saying:
"Kurdish people do not want to be ruled by others [Turks] anymore; they want self-governance. (Vatan, 29-11-2010)
"Now the whole world knows the Kurds are resurrecting and fighting for their freedom. Policies of destruction and denial did not work." (Vatan, 29-11-2010)
Who can disagree with:
- the T/C problem is an internal matter of the Cyprus Republic, much like the Kurdish issue is one of the Turkish Republic; it is about time Cyprus demands the UN tackle the international aspect of the problem caused by Turkey's illegal presence;
- G/Cypriots must press for the international community to acknowledge the despicable crimes against Cypriots by Turkey, the continued violations and injustice.