Friday, December 9, 2011


"Kurds [of Syria] have learned their lessons from the past and are following a strategy which is quite shrewd" Nihat Ali Ozcan

"The power vacuum and the Kurdish sovereign region [in Syria] that will emerge in the wake of the breakdown of the regime will mean the start of new problems for Turkey" NAO

"The Kurdish question will no longer be a domestic democracy problem for Turkey but will be rapidly transformed into an internationalized “national liberation movement.” " NAO

"Even if not as severe as al-Assad, they [the west] will show a clearer and more encouraging manner toward Turkey on how to realize a political environment for the Kurds like in Syria." NAO

At that point, Turkish hypocrisy vis-a-vis the ethnic Turkish Cypriot minority of Cyprus & its own Kurdish one will be unveiled. The west will demand to know why Turks don't practice at home what they preach in Cyprus. Antifon

Syria, Turkey and the Kurds NİHAT ALİ ÖZCAN Hurriyet Daily News 7 Dec 11

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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.