Monday, January 31, 2011


And the questions that seem to be on everyone's mind are: A federation? If so, which kind? A confederation perhaps? Wouldn't that be like having two states but not quite? Two separate states then would make sense? But what about legal ownerships? A unitary state therefore for sure presents itself as ideal! Yes, it sounds good, but isn't that what we had in 1960 and never worked? Partition maybe the answer, desired since the 1950s by some circles. Absolutely not! The idea of dividing our homeland is grotesque. Annexation? What on earth are you on? Isn't that partition 10-fold in desirability? We keep going like this? But we found gas off our shores. I am confused.

The fact of the matter we need to sit down and discuss. Like a brainstorming session, but with an agenda of sorts. A document that addresses the imperfections of the current constitution and aims to improve them, albeit from the majority's perspective. But it is a basis. The minority can come with its own ideas on how to improve the document. At the end of the day, the current constitution, the hijacked one the minority will say, works and was even used for Cyprus to be accepted into the European Union. Therefore, it can't be all that bad.

The guy you see, whose agenda we should use to get us started, although he was wrong for insisting to wear the robe after entering politics, if not his biggest mistake for sure his earliest one as a politician, may have been a man under enormous pressures emanating from friends and foes alike, but he was fair and was able to articulate wisely in 1963 all those things which prevented the smooth functioning of the state back in the early stages of the Republic.

A friend recently told me that he was responsible for sinking his dad's boat in 1964, off the Keryneia harbor, for no other reason than belonging to a Turkish Cypriot. And many others accuse him of far worse stuff. What can I say? He may have been drinking, but who can blame the guy with all the EOKA-TMT-TSK-RAF-XXX shit he was up against?

Let's discuss what we should have discussed a long, long time ago. No need to drop our current positions or states and statelets. We can even use the limos to go to the brainstorming sessions. But let's discuss the documents, the 60 one and the 63 one, that we understand far better than we will ever understand a complicated federation concoction that attempts to bridge unbridgeable positions and to justify the unjustifiable by introducing complexities inconceivable in nature and applicability when measured against our original constitution. Not least of the complexities is the transition from 1960 to the unknown. The associated risk is just too great!

All the answers and contentious issues are in these 13 points: President Makarios' 1963 Proposals - The Actual 13-Bullet Letter, which need be studied side by side with the original Cyprus Republic constitution.

Thirteen freakin' points! One three. 13! The church it seems is not superstitious, but I guess they should reconsider, espcecially as the solution may come 39 years later, three [3], a divine number, times thirteen [13], in year 2013! HOLY CRAP!!! I propose to the Greek Cypriot church dudes a quick familiarization course in triskaidekaphobia to avoid future blunders!

Our promise to the Ergenekon Turks should be that whatever the agreed solution, good or bad, for better or for worse, we are blessed with in Cyprus, we shall dedicate our joint efforts so that Turkey herself adopts a similar solution between the majority Turks and minority 22+% Kurdish community! And we must agree not to fail. Cypriots united will take part in the fairest of all peaceful battles, by sharing their experiences and mistakes, to secure for the largest ethnic minority of Turkey, almost 20 million strong, the justice and peace they have been longing for since 1923, for 87 years, the justice we will have achieved in Cyprus, the justice the majority community of Turkey has yet to realize that their Kurdish brothers deserve!

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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.