Saturday, April 9, 2011

Can you smell the fear too?

"It is so sad not to see the prime minister [Erdoğan] – who spares no effort to yell at whatever meaningful democratic word he hears or action he sees and definitely has zero-tolerance against criticism and critics – remain lull so long on the exposed “democratic autonomy” demand [by Kurds] which indeed was nothing less than a confederation proposal under which Turkey’s Kurds would have their autonomous governance, separate flag, separate defense force and Kurdish would be accepted as the second official language. Why is he so silent? Why does he prefer to talk through proxies?" - YUSUF KANLI,  Hürriyet Daily News
Kurdish representation | December 26, 2010 YUSUF KANLI | Hürriyet Daily News

I know some of you think that I am bit cookoo bananas but I am condemned to believe it with all my heart: Cyprus' Turkish problem will be solved faster when we make the link between Kurdish rights in Turkey and tCypriot rights in Cyprus. It is the catalyst required to unveil Turkey's hypocrisy in majority-minority relations, as well as uncover tCypriot ignorant and unrealistic insistence on 1960 super rights.

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

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.