date: Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM
subject: Apathy or even worse?
I write to you and send you this postcard as a citizen of Cyprus, resident in Athens, as our family's home & modest property are under illegal occupation.
The crimes in Cyprus by Turkey are: an illegal invasion, division, ethnic cleansing, occupation, colonization, obscene demographic violation of a small but historical European land.
It is so insulting for Cypriots to have Turkey preach us on human and community rights or democracy since the late 50s.
It is right-down criminal on the part of Europeans, the west in general, to allow it.
I will not even touch upon Britain's Pontius Pilatus attitude!
We are not some tiny little known Africa tribe you know. We have deep roots on this land. We have an uninterrupted historical and cultural presence for almost four millennia and because of a bully neighbor and no real allies, we risk losing it in the course of four decades of European apathy.
The Greek world, of which Cyprus is an integral part, gave Europe its name; it's time Europe proved she deserves it!
Not for Cyprus's sake.