Recently the Turkish press celebrated, prematurely as most often is the case in Turkey, the first book in Kurdish which may be approved to be studied at a small number of Turkish schools.
A single book, for close to 20 million people, 22+% of the country's population, whose mother toongue is Kurdish, an Indo-European language unrelated to Turkish, in the entire 87 year existence of the Turkish Republic, MAY BE APPROVED by magistrates of the Turkish majority community of the country!
The questions for all of us Cypriots, tCypriots and gCypriots alike, are:
- Are we to trust such state that treats even Muslims this way?
- Are we to allow such country to assume the moral high ground & preach us on democracy and community relations?
- Are we to allow such fascism to have a defining role for Cyprus' way forward?