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Saturday, August 31, 2013

From Holding Hands to Giving The Finger!

Holding hands just two years ago!
Erdogan talks tough. He says a limited strike is not enough. He wants Assad to capitulate. How does Assad return the favor? By attacking "Turkey" of course. But how does he do so without risking an all out NATO retaliation? It attacks the illegally occupied, by "Turkey", northern part of Cyprus, which is recognized by noone as being part of "Turkey", but it is neither under the control of the Cyprus government or the EU. While at the same time he stands ready to incite the Kurdish element in northern Kurdistan (eastern "Turkey"), in case Turks think of retaliation. That should be easy to do. It is evident by now, for those of us following the constitutional deliberations, that all ethnic Turkish parties (AKP, CHP, MHP) inside the Turkish parliament want an all-Turkish "Turkey", brushing aside Kurdish demands for political equality or even some form of constitutional cultural acknowledgement.

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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.