|Davutoğlu & Barzani|
Our regional perspective is a perspective aimed at integration. However, we don’t make concessions on our rights or borders as a nation-state. We are determined to live in peace with all other nation-states,”
As a Cypriot, a citizen of the Cyprus Republic which is a member of the United Nations and the European Union, with 37% of its territory under Turkish occupation, I understand Ankara's Davutoğlu perfectly. After all, he alone amongst the international family of nations says he does not recognize Cyprus. Thus, in perfect Turkish logic, how can they occupy land of or be at war with a country that does not exist? I too go around telling people with conviction that the Earth is square and static and the sun revolves around it. I get a lot of stares which leads me to the concrete conlcusion that everyone is cross-eyed!
|Merkel & Christofias|
Ofcourse, Davutoğlu is only politely reminding his Kurdish interlocutor, Massoud Barzani, of his own country's territorial integrity and that he won't let happen to Turkey what Turkey did to Cyprus, having in the front of his mind some 20 million ethnic Kurds living in Turkey and demanding a whole number of things, not excluding secession!
We have a lovely Greek word to describe the foreign minister's as well as his country's stance: Hypocrisy or authentically Υποκρισία (for the Greeks see here a joke by Lazopoulos regarding hypocrisy)!