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Saturday, November 26, 2011

What's good for the goose is good for the gander

I am convinced the Turkish & Kurdish people of Turkey at large are ready to embrace the thinking "what's good for the goose (tCs/gCs) is good for the gander (Kurds/Turks)". Just enough democracy has crept into the country to allow the genie out of the bottle. It's just a matter of time for the analogy to take up it's rightful place in public discussion.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Addressing the conference

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen:

I hope you address the following questions at your conference:
  • Q1 - While Turkey expects international support for its Cyprus solution, based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political equality between the two communities, it argues the precise opposite for its own Kurdish citizens. Why?


Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 02-07-29 -- Arif Hasan Tahsin writing in AFRIKA (27.07.02) describes Turkey's presence in the occupied area as occupation. Replying to comments by Dogan Harman of KIBRISLI newspaper, Tahsin, inter alia, says ...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Language genocide

Kurt identified constraints on the Kurdish language with the “language genocide” concept in international literature and summarized the practices of this genocide as “completely or partially exterminate a language or a dialect and to prevent the language’s natural development”. Kurt defined the concept of “language genocide” as follows;


Twelve year old stone-throwing Kurdish "terrorist" effectively tackled by the Turkish army (November 2011).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

8th International Conference on "EU, Turkey and the Kurds"

PLEASE, ALL CYPRIOTS WHO CARE ENOUGH, send this to all politicians you know and demand that they ensure Cyprus' (Rep. of) presence at the '7–8/12/2011, 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EU, TURKEY AND THE KURDS' event. We must ask Turkey a few simple questions for the world to hear, not for the hypocrites to heed:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lies, lies and lies

George Bernard Shaw said "The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else". Turkey lies so much it is no longer possible to keep track. New lies are built on old lies, which in the Turkish mind have taken a reality of their own. And time, coupled with western indifference, allows for the newer additions to the collection of lies to become the enhanced Turkish reality. And as Shaw predicts Turkey's punishment is that she cannot believe anyone else. How tragic for an entire nation to be trapped in the labyrinth of its own lies. Enough Erdoganochhio, enough!

The lesser of two evils, yet both spelling disaster!

Makarios had many reservations about the Zurich agreements. In the end he signed. This three minute video provides the answer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Germany turns a blind eye to pressures on civil Kurdish opposition

Germany turns a blind eye to pressures on civil Kurdish opposition 
Monday, November 14, 2011

It is no coincidence that Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan recently accused German political foundations of supporting the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) both politically and financially. The accusations are unfounded but calculated. Their aim is to isolate the civil Kurdish opposition on an international level and to suppress any form of collaboration with it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

We'll have what they are having!

Did you know that the lady delivering the end punch line is actually Billy Crystal's mother? Imagine she is a Kurd and Meg Ryan is a Turkish Cypriot. Doesn't the punch line make perfect sense, be it with 1960, 1974, 2004 or 2011 community rights? I bet ya the Kurd is not gonna change her order! And we have ethnic Turks' Turkey to thank.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

They will be solved together, period!

The following article by Sinan Dirlik, who served as "TRNC" Presidential Turkey Media Relations Consultant in the years 2005-2009, appeared in Yeni Düzen on 27 August 2011.

Turkey will be unable to democratise until it solves two big problems: the Cyprus and Kurdish problems. What is more, these are two fundamental problems that we must solve simultaneously or, at the very least, consecutively.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Welcome to Cyprus ...

Turkey illegally invaded, divided, ethically cleansed, occupies and colonizes Cyprus against international law, the Geneva conventions, human rights and common sense. Cypriots did not fall. They chose instead to stand back up on their own two feet, rebuilt their house, cherished their United Nations legitimacy, insured their Republic further by making it an integral part of the wider European family, energized it with trillions of cubic meters of gas, solidified their relations with all major powers, and proclaim to the world they will give to 80.000 tCypriots in Cyprus no more rights than Turkey is willing to grant her 16-18 millions Kurds.

Cypriots can now confidently say to Turkey: "Welcome to Cyprus, bitch! Your days are numbered"

To federate or not to federate?

Hillary Clinton on Nov 1st: ''The United States supports the UN’'s mediation on the Cyprus issue, and we believe that public rhetoric on all sides must be kept to a minimum to give the parties space needed to achieve a solution ... all parties agree on the fundamental goal of achieving a lasting settlement on the island that results in a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation''

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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.