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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Glavin: Here's why Cyprus is as divided as ever - A Comment

No room for Anatolian concepts on the island of Venus
Various inaccuracies in this article in Ottawa Citizen but one piece of information is vital in understanding what history has proven beyond any doubt, that the Turkish invasion and subsequent division, ethnic cleansing and ongoing colonization of Cyprus was pre-PLANNED and prepared for:

The Greek coup happened 5 days before the invasion. During that unsuccessul attempt about 100 people died. All Christians. NOT A SINGLE member of the Turkish Cypriot minority was harmed. Yet, most will buy the Turkish MYTH (there are so many on a vast array of issues) of an ethnic cleansing that preceded the invasion. Did Turkish Cypriots also die in 1974? Of course. BUT NOT BEFORE 40.000 TROOPS INVADED A PRACTICALLY DEFENSELESS ISLAND. Not before Turkey and Turkish Cypriots declared war on Cyprus.

We must also ask and demand answers from Turks and Turkish Cypriots:
  1. Why insist on POLITICAL EQUALITY in Cyprus, but deny their own 20million Kurds?
  2. Why did Turks insist on exclusive Turkish education for the Greek speaking Muslim minority in the 50s, yet have been denying Kurds even learning their own language since the 20s?
Trust me. Their inability to cope with the questions will blow you away.

Bizonality, the basis of the talks, is apartheid. Plain and simple. Stealing land, historic land no less, from Christians to create de-jure Muslim zones is a despicable concept. Bizonality was a 60s and 70s construct in order to safeguard US/UK critical bases on the island. It makes no sense in an EU nation in 2017. Occupied Cyprus, like the rest of Cyprus, is majority owned by Greek Christians. Before advising Cypriots to accept a Muslim de-jure zone in Cyprus Canadians, Germans, French, English, etc. must ask themselves: what if a Muslim minority demanded its own zone in the future as per the Cypriot precedent (god forbid)? Would you agree, in the interest of peace?

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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.