We read in Yusuf Kanli's UN patience running thin on Cyprus Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Hürriyet Daily News "... such a wording could help Greek Cypriots swallow the idea of political equality and sharing governance of the island on the basis of political equality."
Mr Kanli, why do you shy away from applying such wording to Turkey's own problem first, before preaching EU Cyprus on how to treat their minority community. To give you a helping hand, your statement could read "... such a wording could help Turkey's Turks swallow the idea of political equality and sharing governance of the country with the Kurds on the basis of political equality."
Then comes Mr Mehmet Ali Birand in the same paper in his The Kurdish issue will enable Erdoğan to make history Monday, June 20, 2011 to stress that "... the key is at Erdoğan’s pocket. From whichever angle one looks, domestic circumstances, international circumstances and the attitude of the Kurds, they all show that a solution is very near."
Mr Kanli and Mr Birand can't bring themselves to admit that there is no way in hell that the Turkish Cypriot minority will get away with more rights in the Cyprus Republic than the Kurds must have within Turkey. They are oblivious to the parallel. They are unaware, almost clueless in relation to the brewing developments. The controlled democracy they live in does not allow them to see the possibility. Even if they do, they can't bring themselves to voice it, hiding their fear behind their fake Gül -like smiles.
I wonder if I am an idiot. And in case I am, what does that make you?