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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Wrong Path to Heaven | Hürriyet Daily News

The Wrong Path to Heaven - by Burak Bekdil , September 26, 2014

Our leaders may be slow in fulfilling this columnist's prophesies, but they certainly try hard.

Back in 2008, I suggested that the (Islamic) headscarf must be allowed not only in universities, but also in kindergarten.

My 2008 prophecy for little girls in veils in kindergarten was almost fulfilled when a 2012 primary education bill allowed families to send their fourth grade daughters (daughters!) to imam schools, although there are no female preachers in Islam. Also, fourth grade girls would be allowed to wear the headscarf during Quran/Islam classes in primary schools.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Turkey: The Jihadists’ Fifth Column in NATO? | Joseph Klein

Turkey: The Jihadists’ Fifth Column in NATO?

September 29, 2014 by Joseph Klein

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.

Turkey’s autocratic Islamist president, Tayyip Erdogan, has allowed Turkey’s border to become a passageway for jihadist fighters streaming into Syria to join ISIS and the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Three questions for... Burak Bekdil about Turkey in 2011 (10 min)

Burak Bekdil lives in Ankara and writes among others for the Hürriyet Daily News. He is one of Turkey's most outspoken commentators and critics of internal developments and foreign policy of "Turkey". The video interview was uploaded on Oct 25, 2011. Burak Bekdil shares valuable insights and expresses accurately the sentiment of secular-minded Turks on AKP, relations with Israel & relations with the Arab world. Unfortunately for Burak his fears have become his reality. Unfortunately for "Turkey" this is just the beginning of an ugly four decades ahead, of backwardness and internal strife.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Erdoğan Fails to Conquer New York City | Middle East Forum

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

President Johnson's letter to Ismet Inonu from 1964 and its relevance to understand the Turkish invasion of 1974 | Daniel Pipes

DANIEL PIPES: "So I believe your question of "what really happened" might be posed differently : "Why could Turkey attack and occupy large parts of Cyprus in 1974 and couldn't do that in 1964 even though it did want to?"

A tempting explanation , I think , is given by analyzing the letter of President Lyndon Johnson to Turkish prime Minister Ismet Inonu from June 5th, 1964 ordering the Turks to drop their plans to invade Cyprus."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Throw it into the bin

Prof. ALFRED DE ZAYAS: "Everything that we at the UN have tried to build over 60 years, the norms of international law that have emerged in international treaties and in resolutions of the Security Council would be weakened, if not made ridiculous by an arrangement that essentially ignores them, makes them irrelevant, or acts completely against the letter and spirit of those treaties and resolutions. ... "It is unfortunate that this half-baked plan was given the name of the Secretary General"

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Scotland YES would have upset the "S"BAs

Geo-politically speaking, the USA and the UK are for all intents and purposes one and the same. Beats me why they have or need two permanent UNSC vetoes. It is no different in Cyprus, where either preserving the status quo or pushing through any solution, is the strategic goal of the Us. This explains why:

"During this transition period [w/ a YES vote by Scots], the United States would need to fill any gaps in military- and intelligence-sharing that result from the loss of this cooperation. For example, the National Security Agency funds various programs with its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters; the two agencies operate a joint base in Cyprus. Such programs would be impacted by a nebulous transition process."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Mother of all Insults

"REUNIFICATION" is at best a euphemism for addressing illegal occupation, ethnic cleansing & colonization. Most Cypriots consider it a Grand Insult. Defining the problem correctly is a sine qua non for properly addressing it. Otherwise you are attempting to solve the British' and the Turks' Cyprus problem, not the Cypriots' British-Turkish problem.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ideological Chasm Revealed

Tarek Fatah: "Most Muslims are confused about human rights. People have rights; Ideas do NOT have rights. Ideas are NOT human beings. "

And there you have it! The ideological chasm separating the west and the Islamic world revealed in a nutshell.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yes You Can Reunite the Kingdom!

Even if Scots break Britain up on September 18th 2014 there is a well thought out model that can put it back together. It's called Bizonal Bicommunal Federation or BBF for short, and it is 100% British from conception to full fledged plan. Under the wise leadership of Lord David Hannay the BBF model was envisioned for another island, the small island-nation of Cyprus in the warm seas of the eastern Mediterranean. It failed to gain popular approval. But fortunately, in the case of assembling back the UK we would not have to worry about concocting zones and legitimizing illegal massive population transfers, as the zones already exist by history on Britain, thereby hopefully giving meaning to the unique work of Lord Hannay!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Has anything effectively changed for "Turkey" 's Kurds?

State racism in Turkey and Kurdish question - By Hadi Elis 13/05/2002, The Reason for the War in Kurdistan: State Racism of the Republic of Turkey

The Denial of the Existence of Kurdish people in the Republic of Turkey by the State is the main reason for Ethnic Conflict/ Civil War in Turkey and the Middle East. The aggression and atrocities against Kurdish people as "state policies" started after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, and since then the human rights violations by the Turkish State officials (state security institutions and its personnel, Army, Police forces, Intelligence apparatus, paramilitary forces) are nationally and internationally very well documented.

Our Non-Ally in Ankara | The Wall Street Journal

Our Non-Ally in Ankara
Turkey bugs out of the anti-ISIS coalition. Why not a base in Kurdistan?
Sept. 12, 2014 6:37 p.m. ET

Was it only a week ago that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listed a "core coalition" of 10 countries willing to join the U.S. effort to destroy the Islamic State? Since then Britain has categorically ruled out military strikes in Syria, while Germany has ruled out any use of force. Now Turkey is bugging out.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cyprus against ISIS

Cyprus should offer the Paphos AP base to the USA and coalition partners for strikes against ISIS. In return, ask for their weight to scrap bizonal apartheid idiotic ideas and a re-positioning of the talks on how to protect rights of the Turkish Cypriot minority within an upgraded 1960 constitution, free of apartheid, free of obscene privileges, free of foreign meddling. And yes, they can keep a base so long as they pay for it.

Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic | By Daniel Pipes

Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic | By Daniel Pipes
September 10, 2014 11:39 PM

In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be “not Islamic.”

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children “a terrible perversion of Islam.” George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents “violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

10 Things We Should Have Done Since 9/11 to Defeat the Jihad | by Robert Spencer

10 Things We Should Have Done Since 9/11 to Defeat the Jihad
If Robert Spencer were president... by ROBERT SPENCER
September 11, 2014 - 11:18 am

Speaking from the Oval Office on the evening of September 11, 2001, I gave the American people and the world at large a brief explanation of the 1,400-year history of Islamic jihad, its ultimate goal of imposing Sharia upon the world, and how that would mean the denial of basic rights to women, non-Muslims, and others.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Erick Stakelbeck on Islam’s Threat to the West

Published on Sep 5, 2014 | CBN News terrorism expert Erick Stakelbeck discusses the threat that Islam poses to America.

How about the threat to Cyprus? Are we going to allow Brits (& Americans) to turn Cyprus into an Islamic hell hole with their Bizonal Apartheid ideas? Enough. Sorry Brits. Sorry strategic partners. Don't know if Britain is British still, but Cyprus was, is and will remain predominantly Greek Christian. Respect it or get the hell out. The Turkish Cypriot MINORITY is welcome to prosper here but we won't put up with its bogus logic anymore. It has caused more than enough damage already. Thank God Scotland is breaking free from this Islamic madness. I wonder what the percentage population of Muslims will be of Not-so-great Britain come September 19th. It may become prime candidate for the application of the Davutoglu Doctrine.

The mother of all Double Standards

Why do Turks demand that the Turkish Cypriot minority (today circa 12%) be educated fully & exclusively in Turkish, while at the same time they refuse their own Kurdish community (est. circa 22%) to even learn Kurdish?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Primary Issue - A comment worth reading

A comment by James Shawcross on Today's Zaman website (see link below) I found spot on.

"The primary issue in Cyprus is one of foreign invasion and occupation. The UN and EU have passed several resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Turkish forces from the island, the removal of illegal settlers and the right of return of all refugees.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

There is no country called Cyprus, says the Sultan

Last year, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the new President of "Turkey", said at a meeting at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest that "there is not a country called Cyprus." The insulting remarks of the then PM of "Turkey" reveal that he is far from being an ideal negotiating partner for the Republic of Cyprus.

Enough with Greek Cypriot Obstinacy! / Kıbrıs Rum inadına artık yeter!

It's been forty years. FORTY!! Enough with Greek Cypriot obstinacy. Just grant Turkish Cypriots EVERY SINGLE RIGHT the roughly equally sized (percentage-wise) Kurdish minority community of "Turkey" enjoys and be done with it. The UN / international community has far more serious issues to deal with.

Kırk yıl oldu. KIRK! Kıbrıs Rum inadına artık yeter. “Türkiye”deki hemen hemen (yüzde olarak) Kıbrıslı Türklerle aynı sayıda olan Kürt azınlığın keyfini sürdüğü BÜTÜN HAKLAR, Kıbrıslı Türklere de verilsin ve bu iş artık son bulsun. BM ve uluslararası kamuoyunun uğraşacak çok daha ciddi meseleleri var.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Attilas 1974: the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, by Cacoyannis

In July 1974, the Turkish Army invaded the Republic of Cyprus, forcing 180 thousand Greek Cypriots into displaced persons camps and causing the deaths of six thousand more. Upon hearing the devastating reports from his homeland director Michael Cacoyannis ('Zorba the Greek' Director, born 11 June 1921, died July 25 2011) rushed from London to Cyprus in order to document the horrific events on film.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The moment Erdoğan muzzles the Greek MP!

I wonder if our government is informed of this incident (sometime in 2009) between Marios Matsakis (Cypriot MEP) & Erdoğan. It's titled “The moment when Erdoğan muzzles the Greek MP!”. I got some help to translate it & offer us what I believe to be valuable insight into the man that has recently become President. Erdoğan uses an extremely unusual and offensive language. Both his overall message and the way he addresses Matsakis are highly offensive. I am told that only a native speaker of Turkish can appreciate the demeaning tone of his language which is highly disturbing and disrespectful.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Extract from 'Hostage to History' by Christopher Hitchens

"We are all prisoners of knowledge. To know how Cyprus was betrayed, and to have studied the record of that betrayal, is to make oneself unhappy and to spoil, perhaps for ever, one's pleasure for visiting one of the world's most enchanting islands.

Nothing will ever restore the looted treasures, the bereaved families, the plundered villages, the groves and hillsides scalded with napalm. Nor will anything mitigate the record of the callous, and crude politicians who regarded Cyprus as something on which to scribble their inane and conceited designs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Turkey’s Imperial Fantasy (New York Times) By BEHLUL OZKAN

Turkey’s Imperial Fantasy By BEHLUL OZKAN AUG. 28, 2014, New York Times

In the late 1990s, as Turkey was reeling from various political and economic crises, there was a nationwide debate over European Union membership and whether Turkish accession to the union would solve the country’s problems.

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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.