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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.

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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.