Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Democracy's Power

Long ago I likened Erdogan to Gorbachev. Both unleashed the forces of democracy without truly understanding either its nature or its power. Democracy is beautiful, just like a sailboat crossing the waters, but few people appreciate the magnitiude of the forces that make up that beautiful image. The disintegration process is now visible in "Turkey", with just the tip of the tip of the iceberg discernible to the common eye.

Initital post: Comment on CLAIRE BERLINSKI's 'Erdoğan Over the Edge' | City Journal | June 3 2013 or Comment in the Facebook 'Cyprus' group | June 3 2013

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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.