Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Turkish Cypriot ingratitude unabated!

Turkish Cypriots (tCypriots herein) incorrectly and hypocritically hide behind two enormous injustices against the Greek Cypriots (gCypriots herein): [a] the illogical super-rights and ill-equality Turkey secured on their behalf in 1960 & [b] the division and ethnic cleansing performed in their name by Turkey in 1974.

When pressed to recognize these injustices, tCypriots resort to implied or direct military threats and the use of military jargon where they feel their advantage lies.

We, gCypriots, are bright enough to know we cannot defeat Turkey militarily. We are also bright enough to appreciate that tCypriots' military advantage, by proxy, is more of a liability in EU Cyprus, a liability growing with every passing day.

Let me remind you the words of your own Turkish Foreign Ministry [I trust you permit me calling him as yours as I do agree the illegal annexation is imminent, which I personally look forward to with great anticipation] Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu, who in a meeting with the State Department's Undersecretary William Burns on February 18, 2010 said: “[EU] membership makes them [Cyprus Republic] invulnerable”.

Indeed, for anyone who understands International Relations 101 material!

But what's even more incomprehensible to spoiled tCypriots is that we would not wish to fight them even if they were superior militarily.

We have a task at hand. To regain what is ours, by history and by law. And to give back what is not. More importantly to set up a system that will allow all Cypriots to move on on a fair and European basis.

We will use legal, financial and political means to achieve our goal, backed by our accumulated wisdom in negotiations and understanding where you come from and how you think. Also, equipped with knowledge about the home ground of our enemy, Turkey, and the double standards she uses to promote her "strategic interests" in Cyprus and her Turkish, narrowly speaking, interests at home.

All the above, along with support of our allies in the EU and the region, and let me add the some old-fashioned common sense, should be enough to:

  • deny Turkey the right to assume the moral high ground
  • get the application of UN resolutions in Cyprus the soonest possible
  • build trust with those tCypriots willing to build alongside us
  • undo the damage of 1974 in a gradual and sensitive manner
  • define the structure of the RoC v2.0 [a 1963 adjusted for the EU reality]
  • focus our attention on challenges any normal society faces

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