Saturday, April 14, 2012

Why recognize Turkey?

Dear Minister,

If Turkey does not recognize Cyprus, why does Cyprus recognize Turkey?

Kyriacos Kyriakides · Thursday at 1:58pm
Erato Kozakou Marcoullis Because we respect international law and because we are different from the aggressor Turkey. In international relations the rule "eye for an eye" does not apply. Turkey is on the wrong side of international law with her attutude. We do not want to be on the same wrong side. We are and we want to behave as a law abiding country. The rule of law is the yardstick of our conduct in international relations.
Thursday at 6:58pm · Unlike · 4

Kyriacos Kyriakides
Of course you are right Minister. However, one cannot ignore the fact that Turkey has been meddling, well beyond her legal rights, in Cypriot affairs since 1960. From July 1974 onward, in an obscene manner, in violation of every rule of international law and against human rights. A smart, targeted, coordinated "eye for an eye" policy may be justified, as it is the sort of language needed to raise eyebrows. If any UN nation can do it, that's Cyprus, and by extension the EU. For example, why not invite BDP parliamentarians to Cyprus during the presidency [or thereafter] to discuss how Turkish Cypriot rights, either within a BBF or the unitary 1960, could relate to them as Turkey is drafting her new constitution? As you very well know, Kurds of Turkey have asked for community status, cultural rights and autonomy in their areas where they naturally [not as a result of an illegal war] form the majority. Would we be meddling imprudently? Or are we being perhaps too prudent at our own expense? I do not wish to monopolize your limited time & I your first answer was already crystal clear, and I thank you. I just felt getting it out of my system! Καλή Ανάσταση!

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