Monday, April 4, 2011

The crux of the matter

"The key to the Cyprus problem lies with Turkey and its ambiguous policies. Kurds make over 20% of population of Turkey. Is Turkey ready to grant Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin the same privileges that it’s demanding from Cyprus government to give to Cypriot Turks? If the answer is a NO, then Turkey must end its illegal occupation of northern Cyprus and leave this issue to the legitimate government of Cyprus to deal with. It seems to me that Turkey is simply bullying its smaller neighbors including Greece, Cyprus and Armenia, none of which pose any threat to Turkey. This is exactly why we don’t want Turkey in EU." - Hans,2/4/2011

I bet the Cyprus Republic can do better than Turkey in her handling of the 87-year long unsolved conflict with her Kurdish ethnic community which produced over 50.000 deaths in the last 30 years alone and unimaginable suffering!
EU has failed in relations with Turkey, think tank's scorecard says | March 31, 2011 | ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News

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