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Friday, July 22, 2011

Kurds to hold talks in Cyprus


It was just announced that BDP/DTK representatives will be holding meetings in Cyprus (the Republic of, which as per Prime Sinister of Turkey does not exist) with leading politicians from both the gCypriot majority and tCypriot minority. The BDP wishes to explore further the current basis of the Cyprus talks, i.e. a bizonal federation, as well as the 1960/1963 arrangements. The BDP made it entirely clear that it sees the Cyprus precedent as the most relevant to help shape the day after in Turkey between the country's ethnic-Turk majority and circa 20 million Kurdish minority. When asked to elaborate our source which wished for anonymity stated "What happens in Cyprus reveals the thinking in majority-minority relations of the same leadership (Erdogan) we are also dealing with. Thus, understanding Erdogan's thinking in Cyprus will be of immense value to us in recommending ways out of the longstanding Turko-Kurdish probllem back home."

Source: Antifon News

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