- Turkish Islamic "democracy model" is questioned by the west and Arabs
- The west is losing confidence in the dependability of Turkey as a partner
- Kurds of Turkey have raised the stakes, asking tCypriot-like rights in Turkey
- tCypriots' best option is whatever we agree to give them, else they face extinction. They are ready more than ever to look at things the way we do and be more receptive to our just ideas.
The UN must deal with the illegal presence of Turkey in Cyprus. Nothing more. The rest the RoC, with EU's help, can deal with. Let us not forget. The UN cannot unilaterally cancel the Republic of Cyprus else it would be like cancelling itself, i.e. the world order since the end of WWII. Does anyone think Cypriots will choose to cancel themselves?
We should agree to give tCypriots nothing more than what Makarios outlined in his 1963 VISIONARY letter, updated and EU adjusted. It is a fair basis and frankly anything more would mean a 90% Cypriot majority capitulating to a 10% minority. A 10% Cypriot minority held hostage by Turkish ill-thought strategic interests & with no better options available to it.
Since Turkey bullies us in Cyprus, feeling that she has a right to tell us how to run things in our own home, We must reciprocate by telling her to walk the talk first with 20 million ethnic-Kurds of her own citizens. Else to shut up & leave! We have had it with Turks' mega hypocrisy! How shallow and naive can Turks get thinking that no one understands what they are up to? The beauty of them applying to join the EU is that Europeans now understand first hand the kind of immature socially and politically "giant" tiny Cyprus has been up against all these years.