Antifon cartoons


Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Typical Conversation with a Turkish Cypriot

A typical conversation with a member of the Turkish Cypriot minority suffocating in her/his own version of reality:
Cypriot: The Greek Cypriot majority granted you the privilege of exclusive education in Turkish as far back as in 1960. Do you support exclusive Kurdish education for Kurds in "Turkey", who constitute 20-25% of the country's population?
TC: What does the Kurdish issue have anything to do with Cyprus?
Cypriot: Well, for one I am trying to establish the pricniples we are trying to uphold, regardless of the people involved. Second, Kurds are a community of the country you claim to depend on for your security and rights. So how that country treats it's own ethnic community is relevant, would you not think so?
TC: The Kurds have nothing to do with us. You stole our rights and now you are trying to find excuses.
Cypriot: I see what you are saying. But, hypothetically, if Kurds were to ask a charter like the one you achieved in 1960, would you support them?
TC: You are a fascist. I will not talk with you anymore.

All Time Popular Posts

Last 7 Days Popular Posts


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.