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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Heart of the Matter is Properly Defining Islam

Why are the "experts" not able to highlight a simple truth? That religion tells an individual how to behave,
whereas political ideology tells societies how they should be structured. And that Islam claims to be both. If Islam cannot be disassociated from its political aspect, then it cannot be innocently grouped together with other religions whose purpose is the salvation of the soul. Islam, the ideology, should be treated as any other political ideology, one with extreme tendencies, one that condones terrorism as a means to an end.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Crime Against Humanity

It is not so much the illegal occupation of Cyprus that should not be forgotten & condemned, but the ongoing illegal colonization & cultural destruction instead. Eradicating from illegally occupied northern Cyprus one of the oldest and most cherished cultures and pillar civilization in a mere four decades, a land that has documented historical non-stop Christian and/or Hellenic presence spanning almost four millenniums is certainly a crime against humanity. In a sense an equal a crime to a genocide, be it the Holocaust or the Armenian genocide (which we commemorated yesterday) or the hideous cultural suppression against the Kurdish people over the last century in all four corners of the middle east.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In the Interest of Peace

90% of illegally occupied northern Cyprus's indigenous population, circa 200.000 people, was forcibly expelled in 1974. Many want Cyprus to negotiate based on such "reality on the ground".

But if regional peace is the ultimate goal, as every player in the conflict claims, then perhaps a new, much less dramatic reality, should be envisioned and implemented:

Monday, April 22, 2013

A single mention in the Turkish press in decades. That's news in itself!

"Could peace with Kurds resonate on the island of bitter lemons? The Turkish government is walking on eggshells to resolve one of modern Turkey’s most pressing disputes. Could the same idea apply to another pressing dispute? Would Ankara agree that a reunited Cyprus grants the Turkish Cypriot minority the same constitutional recognition and sovereign rights it plans to grant the Kurdish minority" - Burak Bekdil

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Uncover Turkish Cypriot Hypocrisy By Asking These Five Simple Questions

If any of you know any Turkish Cypriots with answers (a rare species), by all means, ask them these five simple questions (you may ask "trnc" 's pimps as well, but they are in general less intelligent):

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cyprus EEZ as of April 2013

Cyprus is reportedly debating granting the rights to block 8 to Israeli interests in exchange for Israel's support for the construction of an LNG plant in Vassiliko. In the mean time, the Turkish crimes in illegally occupied and illegally colonized northern Cyprus continue unabated, with its legal population still waiting after almost 40 years for its return to their homes and properties.

Monday, April 15, 2013

No Overlap

There is no overlap between the maximum of possible Turkish concessions and the minimum of acceptable Kurdish demands.

If an agreement comes about, it will unavoidably be short lived, regardless how much foreign powers may wish it as a precondition to their regional designs. The conservative right from either side will not let it be implemented, with the Turkish right being the least patient and most threatened and therefore the one expected to act first, also implicating the Kurdish right via propaganda or incitement or both, in traditional deep state ways.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

It's Only Fair

Turks demand Kurds' education to be in Turkish. I for that of Turkish Cypriots in Greek.

Turks demand political equality between the Turkish Cypriot minority and the Greek Cypriots. I for such between Kurds and Turks of "Turkey".

Turks demand a say in Cypriot affairs. I for an EU one in Turkish affairs.

Any disagreement? Why? Share with the world your Turkish "logic".

Friday, April 12, 2013

One for the Kurd, one for the Turkish Cypriot!

Nicos Anastassiades, President of Cyprus, must inform his Turkish counterpart, either directly or indirectly
via a public statement preferably in front of a European audience, that Cyprus is following closely his efforts to address his 25% minority community's demands. He should also suggest that the Cypriot experience can offer vast quantities of food for thought.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reasoning with Turks

The more Turks envision an ethnically divided Cyprus, a historical absurdity, the more we should impress
upon them that an ethnically divided Ankara, an ethnically divided Constantinople (Istanbul) and an ethnically divided Smyrna (Izmir) must also be envisioned. Should they catch our drift, and instead throw their support behind a united Cyprus, then Turks must understand that political equality between Cypriots (Greeks) and the Turkish Cypriot minority must be no different than that between Turks and Kurds in "Turkey". That way Turks' understanding of political equality may become reasonable, as per our western sense of truth and logic.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cyprus to build gas plant with or without Israel | AP | Menelaos Hadjicostis | 3 April 2013

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus' offshore natural gas deposits are enough to warrant the construction of a gas
processing plant to export excess supply, regardless of whether Israel decides to be a partner in the project, the island nation's foreign minister said Wednesday.

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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.