Saturday, April 16, 2011

A four-party conference to break the stalemate

A four-party conference is indeed the way to go but not the way Turkey envisions it. The Republics of Turkey and Cyprus along with the Turkish Cypriot and Turkey's Kurdish communities need to be present. Only at such a conference can principles to govern majority-minority relations within the confines of unitary states, where minorities are ethnic minorities circa 20%, can be agreed upon. Else Turkey will continue to use force to oppress her minority and "protect" Cyprus's one, as well as use propaganda to demonize the Kurds and the Greek Cypriots. Such a  conference promises to end both Cyprus' and the Kurds' Turkeyish problem!

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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.