Saturday, May 7, 2011

tCypriot revolution in the making

“Mr. Governor [ambassador] avoids seeing the realities in the north of the island and is trying to cover it up with various remarks and talks about a bulky structure, which is a segregationist structure built by themselves in the first place. Are you not the one who said, ‘Go for tourism or trade’ and not the one who closed Sanayi Industry Holding down, disassembled factories and moved them out? With the austerity package you have imposed on us while forcing the Turcocypriot youth to move out, you also have brought a crowd into the north and made Turcocypriots pay for employment, food, health, and education expenditures of this crowd. Have you not?
And now, you are lecturing us. As we don’t have money for education, health and economy is it Turcocypriot’s making to build mosques or religious complexes more than schools in almost every town?” - Şener Elçil, General Secretary of the Turkish Cypriot Primary School Teachers’ Trade Union, or KTÖS, addressing Turkish Ambassador to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", or "TRNC" [recognized only by Minor Turkey], Halil İbrahim Akça | Hürriyet Daily News

Şener Elçil
Halil İbrahim Akça

Hürriyet Daily News | There is another actor in Cyprus from now on: Turcocypriots | May 6, 2011 | CENGİZ AKTAR

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