Sunday, July 17, 2011

Status vs. status

"What is your problem? 'Status' is exactly what Turkey insisted tCypriots should have all the way back in 1959 in Cyprus and made sure they got it. You can dish it out alright but you sure can't take it! As a gCypriot, member of the majority in Cyprus, I tell the ethnic Turks of Turkey: you are where I was in the 1950s. You have a lot of maturing to do. Study this link for the solution by a truly visionary man." - Antifon , 17 July 2011 , 12:44

"The declaration of democratic autonomy means, as noted in Tuğluk’s statement, a search for status for Kurds. Let me repeat it for emphasis: The BDP is seeking status, not rights, for Kurds. If the democratic autonomy they seek is implemented to the letter within the scope of local government reform in Turkey, the BDP’s goals will be attained. The BDP is after privileges that would be specific to Kurds alone. This means that they are seeking not citizenship rights for Kurds but the national aspirations of Kurdish nationalists. Moreover, the BDP is making this demand, not on behalf of Kurds, but on its behalf and from the state of the Turkish Republic." - MÜMTAZER TÜRKÖNE

'New crisis is the work of the BDP/PKK' Today's Zaman 17-7-2011 MÜMTAZER TÜRKÖNE

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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.