Saturday, October 12, 2013

When is not a good time to deal?

Although I shall not expand on it now, the necessary serenity is absent, there is an important reason for which there cannot be, and there should not be, any deal with today's "Turkey" for Cyprus's British-Turkish problem. That is because in "Turkey" there is authentic fascism, some Turkish liberals like Nuray Mert, call it authoritarian nationalism. It's the same thing that persists since its birth in 1923, first under the Kemalist veil that the west approved of, now under a "mildly" Islamic one.

The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism, Alan Moore said, is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise. For those of you that read me and either shake your heads or think I am exaggerating, I have only this to say: all evidence is right in front of your eyes, has been for a long long while, even in the diplomatically drafted reports of the EU about "Turkey". Only when the EU, and the west in general, admit that "Turkey" has been lost, a development currently in the making, only then will it be a good time to set sail for achieving a truly just and viable solution. For all its legal citizens. And to the British I have this to say: there is still time to help us fix 1960. It's the only way to regain your national dignity, in as far as Cyprus is concerned, and perhaps acquire a true friend.

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