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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Russia Urges Turkey to Solve Kurdish Issue by Political Means, Avoid Force | Sputnik

30.12.2015 - MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkish authorities should solve its disagreements with the Kurds by political means and avoid the use of force, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

"We are concerned by the escalation of violence in southeastern Turkey, caused by Turkish authorities' ongoing military operation in Kurdish provinces. Human rights groups report numerous civilian victims, including women and children," the ministry said in a statement.

"The solution to the Kurdish issue lies in the political arena. The use of force in internal conflicts only leads to new victims and an escalation of tensions with unpredictable consequences," the statement reads.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

From TMT to ISIS: Turkey conducts politics with the same old field manuals

by Lambros George Kaoullas


Whether by shelling Kurdish fighters in Syria or downing a Russian fighter jet, Turkey undeniably seems more willing to protect and sustain ISIS rather than confront it. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because Turkey has been conducting politics with the same old field manuals for decades. Proxy warfare to destabilise a region and further strategic ends has not been the brainchild of AKP’s government, but has rather been a staple in Turkish military thinking for decades, starting with the Armenian, Pontian Greek and Assyrian Genocides.

So while the nebulous ISIS became a household name, very few heard of TMT (Türk Mukavemet Teşkilatı), a paramilitary formation that operated as a Turkish proxy in Cyprus between 1957 and 1964. TMT unified under its banner several other political and paramilitary organisations operating since 1955. Its objective was to create the necessary destabilising conditions that would facilitate a Turkish military invasion in order to artificially partition the island into two ethnically clean zones. To do that, it employed provocations, assassinations, fomentation of inter-communal strife, and large-scale demographic engineering.

I will juxtapose today’s events with examples from Cyprus sixty years ago, focusing on ISIS and the Turkmen militias, which are the ones closest to Turkey.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Turkish PM accuses pro-Kurdish party head of treason over Russia comments | Reuters

Note: Ahmet Davutoglu can dish it out in Cyprus but he obviously cannot take it.

CONSTANTINOPLE (Reuters), Thu Dec 24, 2015  - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused the head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party of treason on Thursday for using a trip to Moscow to condemn Ankara's shooting down of a Russian warplane over Syria.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Anyone Using The Phrase ‘Islam Is A Religion Of Peace’ Needs To Read This | Independent Journal Opinion

Mark Durie*, Melbourne, Australia, December 2015 - Days after the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in San Bernardino, President Obama’s address to the nation concerning the threat of ISIS missed the mark. In fact, President Obama seemed at times to be more concerned with Americans ostracizing Muslim communities through “suspicion and hate,” than he was with protecting innocent American civilians from murder in the name of radical Islam.

It is high time for western political leaders to stop responding to terrorism by naming Islam as ‘the religion of peace’. It is time to have a hard conversation about Islam.

"[EU] membership makes them invulnerable"

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"[EU] membership makes [Cypriots] invulnerable"


Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Turkish Author Elif Shafak: 'We've Forgotten How to Laugh' | SPIEGEL ONLINE

Interview by Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christoph Scheuermann - Turkish author Elif Shafak sees her country as a "wobbly democracy," increasingly authoritarian, polarized and depressed. And she is disappointed by European silence.

SPIEGEL: Ms. Shafak, you are from a country where one wrong word could land you in court. Do you still dare to say and write what you think?

Shafak: Words are heavy in Turkey, and every writer, every poet and every journalist knows that, because of a word, because of a sentence, because of a tweet or even a retweet, you can be sued, you can be demonized by the media and you can even land in prison. So when we write, we write with this knowledge in the back of our minds. And if someone says: I am not affected by this, I would not believe that person. The truth is: nobody can escape this pressure. And as a result, there is a lot of self-censorship. When I am writing political op-eds, yes I do think carefully about the impact of my words. When I am writing fiction, it's a different story. In my fiction I am more reckless. I don't care about the real world until I am done with the book.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Fake Teachings of a Pseudo-Prophet

The cartoon depicts an ugly and dangerous truth. Islam could not be a religion as we understand it in the west for the simple reason that Mohammed, Muslims' so-called prophet, was a military leader who (among a host of other despicable acts & behaviors) ordered people killed.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Laurel & Hardy of Geopolitics

Laurel & Hardy of geopolitics headed for another regional fuck-up, in EU Cyprus this time around, with their bizonality idea, an unhistorical apartheid concoction that would cement in law the results of an illegal invasion, ethnic cleansing, occupation & colonization, aiming primarily to solidify the colonial-era privileges the UK & USA enjoy on the island via the sovereign military bases  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Is It Time to Expel Turkey from NATO? | The National Interest

Ted Galen Carpenter, December 4, 2015

Turkey’s rash action in shooting down a Russian plane that apparently violated Turkish airspace for no more than 17 seconds is only the latest incident that should set off alarm bells in other NATO capitals.  Ankara’s reckless belligerence was exceeded only by its hypocrisy.  Turkish planes violated the airspace of Greece more than 2,000 times in 2014 alone, and 2014 was a typical year for such incidents.  Greek officials have long complained that their country must devote a considerable portion of its defense budget to intercept aircraft engaging in such violations.  Fortunately, though, Athens has never emulated Turkey’s standard and blasted offending aircraft out of the sky.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Political Dhimmis

There cannot be justice without democracy. And there cannot be democracy without freedom. Our generation's sole priority is freedom. This US administration (I am sorry to point out) speaks of freedom like Muslims speak of peace. You can have it if you are one of them. For the political dhimmis in far away lands less is good enough.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Language Hypocrisy

Why is Turkish an official language in Cyprus but Kurdish not an official language in "Turkey"? Why are the EU and US silent?

Turks have always been a minority in Cyprus since they first appeared in the late 16th century, never founded a town and never constituted the majority in any Cypriot district, whereas Kurds are a separate people with their own lands, part of which constitute almost the entire east of "Turkey", historically known as north Kurdistan.

Both Turkish Cypriots and Kurds form circa 15-20% of their respective countries' populations.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Syria conflict: Why Cyprus backs Cameron on UK air strikes | BBC

A Tornado flypast in the UK
By Michael Theodoulou, Nicosia, 28 November 2015

Co-operating with its Western allies against IS allows Cyprus to showcase its geo-strategic value

: The comment on Playing 'Empire', by yours truly. Find at this link. Here goes: "We must throw the bases out. The sooner the better. They are the very reason the problem was instigated in the first place & the only reason bizonal apartheid is pushed as a possible solution. It's one thing welcoming the British people on our island, and it's totally another to allow the UK to play 'Empire' in the 21st century. Times have changed."

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Mood In The Region After Russia's Decision To Go After "Turkey"

Beyond perfect! Rhymes with my geopolitical mood too.

Everyone knew "Turkey" is a trouble maker & a facilitator of terror and the mass migration flow into Europe. Now someone has decided to take action. And he ain't joking. Kurds, Syrians, Egyptians, Armenians, Greeks, Israelis, Cypriots, and many others are happy. And they should be.

Zorba from Mikis Theodorakis. OPA !!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bizonality would be celebrated with Allahu Akbars

If you are a European (in an EU with an evergrowing Muslim population) you should be extremely worried about a possible international legal precedent in EU Cyprus, called bizonality or BBF, that equates politically a Christian (historic) majority to a Muslim double digit (est. 12%) minority. Behind the adorable "secular" smiles of the Turkish Cypriot leader hides an Islam-premised segregationist philosophy that sees non-Muslims as inferior to Muslims, a philosophy that aims for equality until Islam becomes dominant. Thereafter it's the Islam way or the highway. Other Cypriots in the past have played the useful idiot's role. This is yet another instance. There are far less precarious ways than bizonality to safeguard western geo-strategic interests on the island for the Americans, British and Europeans to urgently consider before they enshrine into law their own societies' demise.

Source: List of cities in the European Union by Muslim population

Sunday, November 15, 2015

An amazing response to someone who thinks Muslims are not portrayed correctly

What a fantastic answer to a Muslim. We are tired of hearing this argument over and over again. It was refreshing hearing a politician speak so clearly on Islam!

My Note
: Hear, hear! And this, dear leftists/pseudo-progressives of Cyprus, is the same reason why the silent Turkish Cypriot majority is irrelevant. No dear Mustafa, you may not legitimize fascism, theft & ethnic cleansing, you may not have our towns and homes. Do the decent thing & simply get out.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Vienna and Cyprus: The Siege!

Battle of Vienna on September 12, 1683 (Painting: F. Greffels)

Bizonality is NOT a civilized setup. Neither was 1960. If you look closely you'll spot segregation in all of Turkish Cypriot demands, starting from the 50s. And there is no doubt for anyone that knows even the basics of Islam that segregation between Muslims and non-Muslims is a trademark of this religion-ideology.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Turkey's Oppression of Kurds - The 'Curfew' Tool

June 7 2015 election results - HDP creates history
by entering parliament for 1st time
The Turkish State and it's use of 'Curfews' as a tool to strangle the Kurds. Watch the 6 minute video here.

Today, the People of North Kurdistan (under Turkish Occupation) are paying the ultimate price for the record turnout and votes for the pro-Kurdish HDP in the 7th of June General Elections. The Turkish State is systematically conducting sieges, operations and imposing arbitrary curfews to dozens of Cities and Towns such as Mardin (HDP 73.22 % - 07/06/15) , Diyarbakir- Amed (HDP 77.3%) , Sirnak (HDP 83.89%), Van (HDP 73.79%) and Hakkari (HDP 83.89%) ahead of the 1st of November 're-elections.' Most Towns within these cities such as Cizre, Bismil, Nusaybin, Silvan and Sur had record turnouts for the HDP averaging 90% with the rest of the votes being cast by Military Personnel in the region. These towns are now the epicentre of conflict and massacres.

Friday, October 30, 2015

You can say anything as long as its ak (*)

* ak: means white in Turkish, as in AK Party or AKP. Paraphrasing the famous quote attributed to Ford of "any colour of car you like as long as it's black", in the early days when he had a single assembly line. In "Turkey" very soon we'll have a single press line. Mein Kampf implementation in the works.

Thoughts on An Open Letter To The Unconquerable Greeks

"Regard this letter
As token payment long since overdue
From your eternal debtor—
This we declare:
By all men in extremity everywhere,
By earth and water, by fire and air,
We solemnly swear:
Homer is not dead,"

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Their Stars Are Aligned. They have to be!

[British Foreign Secretary Philip] Hammond said that the question was “timely” as he believes “we have not, certainly in my political lifetime, seen the stars as optimistically aligned as they are now for Cyprus.” Cyprus Mail - June 2nd 2015

UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has said that the stars are perfectly well aligned on Cyprus and in the neighborhood for a solution, something, which, as he said, has not been seen in a long time. Famagusta Gazette - June 17th 2015

UK/US busy solving their Cyprus problem by aligning the only stars which can keep their bases intact. Espen Barth Eide/UN acting as the US/UK's stooge, nothing more.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Interview with PKK Leader Cemil Bayik: ‘The Future of the Middle East is in the Hands of the Kurds’ | The Pasewan

Control of Syria before Russia's action
Note: This excerpt explains both why "Turkey" cannot afford to "lose" northern Syria (Western Kurdistan) & why it will.

Cemil Bayik (PKK leader): "I said the future of the Middle East is in the hands of the Kurds. Today, the Western Kurdistan model demonstrates the Kurds and other democratic forces in the Middle East. Those who combat Daesh (ISIS) are the Kurds. Daesh took a heavy hit in Kobane: this was the beginning of its retreat. Erdogan and his government’s policy failure started from there. Erdogan now opposes the Northern and Western Kurds because they complete each other. That is how the role of Turkey is weakened and Kurds have become a strategic force. The changes in the Middle East start from there, hence energy isn’t the only thing that matters. From now on, the Middle East, or even Caucasus, oil and gas can travel via Western Kurdistan. This is the death of Turkey’s plans. Turkey does whatever it can to prevent Afren and Kobane merging together. Furthermore, Turkey wants to continue its control over certain areas in order to protect Daesh and Ahrar Al-Sham. Turkey is doing this to protect its role within Syria and the wider Middle East. We have now gone passed this; Turkey’s policy in the Middle East is dead. The Kurds are now leading the regional politics and all sides need the Kurds: this is a fact. Previously, there was an international conspiracy against our leader Apo; those who were against Apo yesterday, need Apo and the political forces that he has founded and developed today. This is the end of the international conspiracy against the Kurds; we have achieved this through our struggle."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Exclusive Kurdish Education

There was a time, not long ago, when all Cypriots spoke Greek, including the Turkish Cypriot minority.

This all changed when a "Turkey"-supported (UK too) constitution was imposed on Cypriots which stipulated exclusive education in Greek for the Greek Cypriot majority and in Turkish for the Turkish Cypriot minority.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Predictions on "Turkey" Abridged

Lycurgus Consulting the Pythia (1835/1845), as imagined by Eugène Delacroix.
Full-blown civil war in the landmass we incorrectly call "Turkey" is not only inevitable but just around the corner as well. HDP will reenter parliament. Government formation will again prove problematic.

Rojava (Syria's Kurdistan), as a result primarily of the Russian campaign, will unite, thus allowing a mini Western Kurdistan to begin to follow in the footsteps of Southern Kurdistan. This will mean RoT (Republic of Turkey) will no longer have a border with Syria but instead with Syria's largely autonomous Western Kurdistan.

Monday, October 12, 2015

September 11, 1683

This is a 100 minute video that must be watched by all non-Muslims to learn what they must know about islam. Experts Bat Ye'or (Author of "The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under islam"), Robert Spencer (Author: "Islam unveiled"), Serge Trifkovic (Foreign Affairs Editor, Chronicle Magazine), Abdulah Al-Araby (Director of "The Pen vs. the Sword Publication") and Walid Shoebat (Author "Why I left jihad") explain the basics of islam and the reasons why it is not what you assume it is. Invest these 100 minutes. The world will make a lot more sense if you do.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Only Voice of Reason Out of "Turkey" (10 minutes you must listen to)

Selahattin Demirtas responds to Davutoglu on Ankara bombing - English Subtitles, 10 minute video.

Pakistanisation of Turkey | TRIBUNE

By Imtiaz Gul, October 7, 2015 - Will the Syrian crisis and two million refugees have the same impact on Turkey as the Afghan jihad and the refugee exodus from Afghanistan had on Pakistan? This question has started doing the rounds among Turk intellectuals and political analysts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cameron Revealed!

Published on Oct 6, 2015 - The British Prime Minister suggests that he will try and personally intervene with Saudi Arabian authorities in the case of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who has been sentenced to death, as he is tackled over the British response to human rights abuses. (3:05 minutes)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Who are you to tell me to get out?

“Who are you to tell me to get out? I have martyrs [Turkey’s 1974 invasion], I have strategic interests.” -Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, February 2011

My note: On a people/culture level we Cypriots love the Americans & Brits. But we really do need allies against Turkish bullying/wickedness. Trojan horses won't do.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The West Fears Russia’s Success in Syria - Not Its Failure | Sputnik

04.10.2015, Alexander Mercouris, Sputnik - The Western response to the Russian air campaign in Syria provokes a sense of deja vu.

In every respect it is identical to the Western response to the Russian campaign in Chechnya in 1999. In the weeks following the start of that campaign Western pundits made a host of claims and predictions. They claimed the Russian airforce was bombing civilians, and accused Russia’s leadership of war crimes. They said Russian military action would radicalise the population, turning it against Russia. They predicted more terrorist attacks against Russia, and predicted Russia’s defeat.

All these claims and predictions proved wrong.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lies about Islamic Taqiyya (Dissimulation) | Gatestone Institute

Lies about Islamic Taqiyya (Dissimulation), Dr. Carson Right: Washington Post and Academics Wrong, by Raymond Ibrahim, September 28, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson's recent assertion that the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya encourages Muslims "to lie to achieve your goals" has prompted the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to quote a number of academics to show that the presidential candidate got it wrong:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Open letter to NATO secretary general over Turkey’s policy against Kurds | EKurd Daily

September 29, 2015 by Aziz Baran | Special to

Mr Jens Stoltenberg
Secretary General, NATO HQ
Bd Leopold III, B-1110 Brussels
Fax: +32 2 707 4232
Email: Stoltenberg.Jens

Dear Mr Stoltenberg,

Your recent expression of solidarity with Turkey against “terrorism” is tantamount to unleashing attack dogs against Kurdish citizens with a decidedly racist subtext.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Zakharova: Current system of international guarantees on Cyprus "inefficient" | TASS

© Artem Geodakyan/TASS, archive
September 27, 2015 "Cyprus can address the UN Security Council with a proposal to consider the possibility of providing necessary guarantees", said Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of department of information

My note:  The so-called Cyprus 77-79 High Level Agreements were in fact an impressive Low for all concerned, gradually stooping even Lower ever since.

MOSCOW, September 27. /TASS/. Russia is not satisfied with current system of guarantees to Cyprus by Greece, Great Britain and Turkey, Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of department of information and press Maria Zakharova said in an interview with Cypriot newspaper "Politis" published on the official ministerial website on Sunday.

Zakharova said that it is up to Cypriots to decide whether this systems of guarantees should remain in place in case of settling the Cypriot problem. "However, the existing system of guarantees has proved its inefficiency," she noted. "Along with this, we do not rule out that Cyprus can address the UN Security Council with a proposal to consider the possibility of providing necessary guarantees from this respected international organization."

Apartheid and Bizonality

Apartheid, an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart" (literally "apart-hood"), was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.

Bizonality, a British word meaning "the state of being apart" (literally "two zones"), was a proposed system of ethnoreligious segregation in Cyprus which remained on the negotiating table for four decades aiming to safeguard the colonial privilege of the UK's military bases. It was initially rejected en masse by the Cypriot people in 2004 and eliminated in an even more spectacular way in 2016.

Cypriots chose instead to upgrade their 1960 constitution by removing all apartheid clauses which had masterfully been pre-planted in order to safeguard the preservation of the bases by creating and maintaining ethnic conflict between the Christian majority and the Muslim minority of Cyprus.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kurdish Demands

Many would agree that it is one thing to stand for the respect of the human, political and cultural rights of people and communities, but it is totally another to allow a minority to dictate the fate of an entire nation. Since 1960, the majority Greek Cypriots have felt hostage to what they regard a sort of tyranny by an 18% minority.

What if the 20% Kurds of Turkey were to follow the Turkish Cypriot example and demand for themselves "rights" commensurate to those demanded by the Turks in Cyprus? What if Turkey's Kurds, as preconditions to lay down their arms and drop all talk of an independent Kurdistan, applied the same Turkish logic to Turkey's majority-minority dispute?

Kurds, after all, fought alongside the Turkish majority for independence, and they have a historic claim as the native people of the entire east of the country. Turkish Cypriots can make no such claims.

This might be a hypothetical list of the Kurds' demands:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What Is Known As A 'Cyprus Problem'?

A 'Cyprus problem' is that political problem of power sharing where majority and minority are pressured by the international community to meet halfway, say Hawaii, starting from Nagasaki and Managua respectively, by travelling only westward.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus | Gatestone Institute

  • Turkey has claimed all along that it stays in Cyprus to "protect" the Turkish Cypriot minority. Since Turkey has "protected" them, almost half of Turkish Cypriots have abandoned Cyprus. They have been conveniently replaced by Anatolian Turks whose Islamic orientation and ethos could not be more foreign to Cyprus.
  • If Turks are so keen on "saving" minorities, why have they not applied the same principles in Turkey to save their own Kurds? 
  • With these circumstances in mind, it might be helpful to summarize the demands of the Turkish Cypriot minority and their patron, Turkey. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

What a load of good old all American crap!

The “United States is committed to finding a just and lasting settlement reunifying Cyprus as a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation”, says Obama in his bimonthly report on Cyprus.

What a load of good old all American crap!

This is like saying a Just & Lasting Apartheid.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Turkish magazine raided, copies seized for mock Erdogan selfie | Reuters

Turkish police raided a magazine on Monday over a mocked-up "selfie" of a smiling President Tayyip Erdogan with the coffin of a soldier - an allusion to comments that families of soldiers killed by Kurdish rebels could be happy about their martyrdom.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Light Bulb & the Turkish Mentality

The history of the light bulb spans the entire 19th century with Thomas Alva Edison credited for the invention with his 1879 version. "Turkey" 's mentality is old too, like AKP's logo suggests. But unlike the light bulb it has remained the same. True, AKP's Islamofascist version successfully replaced the Kemalofascist version. But raw fascism nevertheless dictates policies. The worst part of the story is that the state has been diligently raising generations that neither see nor are equipped to seek for the alternative. They are preoccupied with saving by force and intimidation their ethnic Turkish state at all costs. The cost to be paid in the end shall be unfathomable! And the end is nigh. 

Turks Followed Hitler's Czechoslovakia Example

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Don't sign Europe's death warrant in Cyprus

Doctrine-driven migration. That's what Dr. Bill Warner calls it wondering whether the refugee (Migration)
crisis is the beginning of making Europe look just like Turkey which went from 100% being Christian to practically 100% Muslim in a mere few centuries. The western world is waking up because the problem is now inside their homes. In a sense we should be grateful. They will see our problem differently if we present it in the right light.

Our Muslims want zones. Guarantees for land/population majorities. On ethnically cleansed, majority Christian-owned land. In other words, segregation. That's what they did in the 60s, planned self-segregation. Just as the Quran commands, between Muslims and infidels (that's us). If we were to give them such legal precedent they'd take it & demand the same in Bermingham, Manchester, Marseille, Vienna, Blackburn, Oslo, and the list is endless.

Don't be stupid. Don't sign Europe's death warrant in Cyprus.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Asylum in Europe is not the solution for Islamic world | a comment on Facebook I liked

This is a comment on Facebook on the refugee crisis, by Shailendra Mishra, which I pass unedited. It hits the nail on the head of a great many gigantic truths ---- Social evolution is a very painful and many times a bloody process . Those living in Middle East countries see the current European society or American society and when they compare these peaceful societies with those of conflict zones of Iraq, Syria, Libya ,Yemen etc. they start asking why they are being killed while those in Europe or US are living in peace and prosperity ! And then they start searching excuses like US invasion as the root cause of their problem.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Going Back to The Problem is Not Τhe Solution

Turkish Cypriots want to solve their Turkish problem by fully backing a return to 1960. I tell them and their sympathizers, 1960 was laden was provocative privileges which led to Cyprus' woes over the last half century. 1960 is neither enough nor acceptable. We need a solution that solves Cyprus' problem, not Turkish Cypriots' problem, who allowed themselves to be played like fools by the UK and "Turkey". The right solution is a 1963+. In other words, a unitary constitution without zones, without privileges for any minority community, without equality as tCs understand it, and above all without separate votings and other apartheid clauses. It may be hard for Turkish Cypriots to either understand or accept it, but in the end it is in their best interest as well. It's hypocritical to ask for imperialists to get out while at the same time their imperialist ideas to stay. Last, to that pathetic minority of Greek Cypriots that may think that Turkish Cypriots have no rights on Cyprus, I say "kiss my Byzantine ass"!    

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

For Kurdish youth in Turkey, autonomy is no longer enough | The Christian Science Monitor

Youth in Diyarbakir, the Kurdish 'capital' in Turkey's southeast, have been celebrating triumphs on the battlefield and at the ballot box, even as a peace process with Turkey unravels.

By Dominique Soguel, Correspondent AUGUST 17, 2015

DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY — In her flowing dress, leather sandals, and sunglasses, Ozgur Yesha, whose name means “Live Free” in Turkish, looks a lot like an American hippie from the sixties.

The teenager doesn’t strike you as someone ready to rush off to battle. Still, her parents lose sleep over the idea that she might run off with the peshmerga, the Kurdish fighters rolling back Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.

Her ideological zeal exceeds that of her parents and is emblematic of a generational divide among Turkey’s Kurds that is crystallizing in a time of turmoil. In recent months, Kurds have celebrated victories over IS across the border in Syria and made unprecedented political gains in Turkish elections, only to see the unraveling of a three-year peace process between Turkey and the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book essay: The Bloody Truth about Cyprus | Europe News

28 April 2011 - a book essay by Henrik R. Clausen on:
Bloody Truth, Nicosia, March 2009. ISBN 9789963962204 (free PDF book in both Greek and English)

The apparently endless stalemate on Cyprus is getting a thorough treatment in the publication by the organization “Freedom and Justice for Cyprus”.

While the documentation of what went down through the 1960's and 1970's is shocking and brutal, the real coup of the book is that it goes back to the 1950's, once and for all settling the question of who originally created the conflict in Cyprus: It wasn't the 'Turkish' Cypriots. Nor was it Turkey. It was, documentably, Great Britain.

The book has a cover as brutal as the title, an image of Cyprus with blood dripping from the north into the southern part. Based on this, one might expect it to contain a vitriolic anti-Turkish diatribe, but this isn't really the case. In spite of some linguistic excesses, such as the phrase “The Turkish Propaganda Machine”, the book in general sticks to the documentation of events and developments on the ground, and thus becomes a valuable resource for understanding the current stalemate, as well as for assessing the merits of various proposed solutions.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Turkey's Racism Problem | Gatestone Institute

by Uzay Bulut, August 16, 2015 - Turkey's authorities keep saying that the Turkish "security" forces do what they do -- arrest or kill Kurds -- only when Kurds carry out "terrorist" activities, or only when the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacks targets in Turkey. Nothing, however, could be farther from the truth. Turkey's attacks against Kurds have always been intense, even when the PKK declared unilateral ceasefires.

Regarding 2014, when there were no clashes between the Turkish military and the PKK, Faysal Sariyildiz, a Kurdish MP for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said, "During the last year, regarding the Kurdish issue, 3,490 people have been taken into custody, 880 people have been arrested and 25 people have been killed with police bullets."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

We must be free to hurt Muslims’ feelings | Spiked

Except belly dancing & the Americas' discovery! 
Antifon's note: We must be free to hurt Turkish Cypriots' feelings!

12 AUGUST 2015 - Following the hacking to death of yet another Bangladeshi secularist blogger, a Bangladeshi police chief has come up with an idea for how these gruesome murders might be halted: secularists should stop criticising religion. Yes, according to Shahidul Haque, the problem is not the machetes being wielded by the intolerant Islamists who can handle no questioning of their beliefs; no, it’s the blasphemous words being published on the blogs of secularists, atheists and free thinkers. If only these people would stop expressing their beliefs, or their lack of belief, then they wouldn’t run the risk of being slaughtered. They ‘crossed the line’, said Haque. If they would just stop ‘hurting religious sentiment’, then they’d be okay.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Makarios: "It's barbaric"| August 14th 1974, Evening Standard

On 14 Aug 1974, the day of the 2nd Turkish invasion of Cyprus, "Makarios: It's barbaric", Evening Standard

Kurdish leader blasts Turkey’s president | Washington Post

By David Ignatius August 13 - Turkey’s political tensions were sharply evident Thursday, as the country’s leading Kurdish politician accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “supporting ISIS” in the past. He said that Erdogan wants early elections as part of a strategy of “attacking the Kurdish movement” and reversing its recent political gains.

Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP, made the charges in an hour-long telephone interview from Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey. He lived up to his reputation as an outspoken opponent of Erdogan and champion of Kurdish rights. His comments framed some of the big issues in the parliamentary campaign that is likely this fall.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sibel Edmonds Explains the CIA's "Reverse Engineering" of Erdogan

Video 56 minutes - Published on Jan 21, 2014 - In this exclusive interview for the Boiling Frogs Post Eyeopener report, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds discusses her recent article, "Turkish PM Erdogan: The Speedy Transformation of an Imperial Puppet." We talk about Erdogan's falling out with Fethullah Gülen and the CIA, and how serviceable puppets are discarded by their shadow government masters when they reach their "expiration date."

Monday, August 10, 2015

A comment on Cypriot Refugees

"A strange and troubling piece of commentary by Mr. Charalambous. Does he not understand the sincere
emotional attachment of many Cypriots to their ancestral lands? I have spoken to many children and grandchildren of refugees who regard their ancestors' land as their birthright and who will not give it up on principle. Why should they? Their parents and grandparents land and property is still rightfully theirs under international law and since much of the land and property in occupied Cyprus was seized as part of a systematic policy of ethnic cleansing it is absurd to suggest that the theft of their land should be ‘legalised' as part of any 'solution'. This would create bitterness and resentment and contain the potential for violent instability. The only possible peaceful solution is for maximum restitution of stolen land and the right of return for all refugees. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriot." - James Shawcross.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Why deny Political & Cultural Equality to Kurds?

The Republic of "Turkey" has been demanding POLITICAL & CULTURAL EQUALITY for the 18% minority community of Cyprus for the last 60 years! In other words it used military force and threats to secure POLITICAL STATUS, 50-5O share with the 82% Greek Cypriot majority as well as exclusive education in Turkish. Its efforts continue unabated to this date.

Why then has it been denying the same to its own Kurds for almost a century? The Kurds who make up 20% of the country's population. The Kurds who shed blood along Turks to secure the country's current borders. The Kurds who have a historical claim to the entire eastern part of the country.

Why is neither POLITICAL EQUALITY between ethnic Turks and Kurds nor CULTURAL EQUALITY even discussed in the mainstream Turkish news outlets?

Perhaps more importantly, why are the Kurds (HDP/KCK/PKK) not using the Cyprus issue and Turks' own arguments in favor of the minority to promote their own cause? It seems a no-brainer to me, regardless what the evenyual goal may be.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Makarios: 'We offer an olive branch, but we will never offer earth and water' (Video: 3:42min)

Clip of Cyprus' president, Archbishop Makarios, speaking in the aftermath of the Turkish invasion of the island, from Michalis Cacoyiannis' film, Attila 74: the Rape of Cyprus. As well as defiantly telling the Turks that Cyprus will never submit to it, Makarios also explains what Turkey's long-standing Cyprus policy consists of: 'It's unheard of. 18% of a population claiming the right to manipulate the fate of the other 82%. In other countries, minorities struggle for equal rights. The Turkish minority in Cyprus is trying by force of arms to have not only equal rights but to dictate the destiny of the whole island.'

Cyprus - Rule of law vacuum, ethical deficit and contradictions at the core of the Cyprus Question (47 min)

Published on Jan 27, 2013 - Part 2 of the Seminar - "The rule of law vacuum, ethical deficit and contradictions at the core of the Cyprus Question" by Dr Klearchos Kyriakides, Senior lecturer and a non-practising solicitor, School of Law, University of Hertfordshire, England.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Guardian view on Turkey and the Kurds: putting peace at risk | The Guardian

Protesters in Brussels denounce attacks on Kurds in Turkey and Iraq.
Protesters in Brussels denounce
attacks on Kurds in Turkey and Iraq  
Friday 31 July 2015 - Turkey has ended its tentative reconciliation with the Kurds. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political ambitions could be the key. | Ankara’s decision to throw away years of negotiations with the Kurdish nationalist movement in Turkey is both irresponsible and perverse. It seems likely to add to the dangers and uncertainties that the collapse of state authority in Syria and Iraq have brought to the wider region and it could have ominous implications for Turkey’s internal politics. Since the emergence of the modern state after the first world war, the relations between the ethnic Turkish majority and the Kurds, the country’s largest minority, have been the single largest problem faced by the country. Ankara originally tried to solve it by suppression and compulsory assimilation, hoping that in time Kurds would become indistinguishable from the rest of the population. The predictable result was resistance, in the early years in the form of sporadic revolts and, in the late 1970s, in the form of the Kurdistan Workers’ party, or PKK, an armed separatist movement.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Turkish Cypriot minority (18%) demands

The Turkish Cypriots run a pseudo-state recognized only by Ankara. Discussions are under way to reintegrate them into the international community under a federative structure. These are a few of their basic demands:
  • the end of the Republic of Cyprus which it undermined / abandoned
  • an autonomous zone/state on stolen Greek Christian land
  • an autonomous zone/state with guaranteed Muslim majority
  • regognition of its state against international law
  • universal veto rights for all federation decisions
  • over-representation in state apparatus upto 2.5 times its numerical size
  • full exclusive education in Turkish
  • half af all hydrocarbons / natural resources
  • automatic accession to the EU family
  • automatic prestige upgrade and participation in the international community
  • eternal presence and say by "Turkey" in Cypriot affairs
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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.