Fri, January 28th 2011 at 15:48
Altay Nevzat from EMU comments:
It's a shame the authour of this editorial has such a simplistic understanding about what's going on in the North. Today's protest meeting went far beyond any demand for the payment of the overdue 13th wage, indeed it went far beyond purely economic issues. The mass turnout of people from various walks of life, a great proportion of whom were not even union members, attests to the resonnance of the meeting's declared objective of defending the Turkish Cypriot identity and seperate politcial will.
If the Cyprus Mail, (which by the way is a prized source of information on many Cyprus-related matters), is to stake a more serious claim of enlightening readers regarding socio-economic and political developments among the Turkish Cypriots it will have to put more effort and resources into the effort. It could begin by noting that the name of the Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister is not "Ersin"!
Fri, January 28th 2011 at 18:21
Elaborate Altay Nevzat from EMU!
What is going on in the north? What else is at play aside from purely economic issues? What did the mass turnout of people from various walks of life, mostly non unionists, prove? How does your declared objective of defending the Turkish Cypriot identity and seperate politcial will translate itself into action?
Genuine Cypriots, Greek Cypriots above all, are waiting for you to express your will clearly and justly, before your Cypriotness is a thing of the past.
Given that property titles of the occupied areas are almost in their entirety in the hands of citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and the land in its entirety is recognized by everyone as R. of Cyprus land, what are your options realistically?
Do not keep us guessing. Decide what it is you want. We all know two things:
- "equality" as per 1960 is unacceptable to Greek Cypriots
- the status quo is unacceptable to just about everyone except Turkish fascists