Thursday, December 04, 2014

Re: Arrested For Flying Flags of the Republic

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus42052-40.html#p801126

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...thank-you bill.

these two Cypriots are heroes, in my mind. all Cypriots should be more like them.

here is where the compulsion to call the Flag of Cyprus, "Greek", may stop, because it is neither "Greek", or "Turkish". here are two people who state the obvious, they are as Persons, Turkish Cypriots indeed, they are Cypriots above all, as Individuals, not "Turkish"; what is wrong with that? if there is Justice to be seen, this fact will be clear, Cyprus exists, Cypriots exist, we are not appendages to the land like property, we are not here to serve the mythic reality of one regime against another, we are here on this island as its stewards, and as Human beings, we have this Freedom to express our loving nature, toward it. as it is, a dismissal of the charges is more likely, yet i imagine that the regime will not have the good sense to drop the issue, (as the Judge should have, the second or the third time around,) they don't have the will to defend Individual Rights, or to see their constituency as anything more than Persons, it will be delayed, again.

...thank-you, Koray Basdogrultmaci and Cinel Senem Husseyin, courage.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cyprus, a Turkey political hostage: Analyst

http://en.mehrnews.com/detail/News/104725

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...much ado about nothing. After all, according to Turkey's leadership, Cyprus does not exist. Or, like the Alevis, and the Kurds, in Turkey, they are Foreign Affairs, not "Turkish". I ask, what does the Flag of Turkey represent, that it is any different to the Flag of Cyprus? If the regime in the north of Cyprus was Cypriot, Cypriots would not be forbidden to fly their flag there. If the Republic of Turkey wants to solve the Problem instantly, they can recognise this fact.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eide to visit Ankara – Athens – Nicosia in November

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/10/26/eide-to-visit-ankara-athens-nicosia-in-november/

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...i will say it again. It would be nice to see Mr. Eroglu stand beside the Flag of Cyprus when he makes demands, or when he speaks about the representation of Cypriots, Turcophone or not. The bigger pictures demands this kind of Statesmanship. As for Mr. Anastasiades, I would hope that he concurs, there is no representation of Greeks, as a Constituency, and that perhaps there should be one (these are confidence building measures); he cannot wear two hats, so to speak, the Leader of all Cypriots should have no equal (in Cyprus), and some representation as an equal to the Turkish Constituency (the Maronite, Armenian, Latin, (even the British), Constituencies) is needed. I suggest the debate as it is framed is flawed.

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That federation would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot constituent state and a Greek Cypriot constituent state, which would be of equal status.

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...count them, for a BBF as is agreed to there are (at least) three governing bodies involved. Mr. Eroglu should be willing to sit down with his equal, they should expect a President to consider, in unanimity, what they say. I don't find this complicated, one Flag higher than the rest, like in Turkey, or in the UK for that matter, the difference between being a Person and being an Individual, the difference between a State, and Nations, the difference between Freedom and Liberty.

...welcome Mr. Eide.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cyprus and Turkey Braced For New Fight Over Gas Reserves

http://blogs.wsj.com/frontiers/2014/10/10/cyprus-and-turkey-braced-for-new-fight-over-gas-reserves/tab/comments/#comment-14776

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…indeed, Turkey seems small, having to hide behind its puppet, the so called, “TRNC”. It is hard to understand that while half the population in the occupied north supports the island as an island, the other half hold the Agenda, because they feel it “belongs” to them. We can see the results of this behaviour in the south, (as well) where it is hard to ignore an elite, who having exploited these same sentiments, have lead the “Greeks” more often to ruin than once. Cyprus, and Cypriots, while ignored (and for so many years) still exist; they may be Greeks and Turkish by origin for the most part, but they are not the “Greeks”, and “Turks” we find ourselves talking about so often.

If Turkey were to recognise the existence of Cyprus, as a State, a country no different to itself, (thus acting as, its, Guarantor,) it could demand, as well, (within it) the existence of an equal to the Turkish Constituency, a Greek Constituency, now that Cyprus is in a process of Constitutional reform; but of course, Cyprus may just thrive under a BBF where the Flag of Cyprus flies higher than any of the rest, which would beg the question, why not a Turkic Constituency in Turkey?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Greek Cypriots suspend peace talks after Ankara's gas research

http://www.todayszaman.com/_greek-cypriots-suspend-peace-talks-after-ankaras-gas-research_360909.html

...I recall the Turkish Flag, "seen from space", that scars a mountainside in Cyprus; says it all about "Turkishness". Why would it have been built to face the "Greeks" (of Cyprus), and not the "motherland" in gratitude?
Cyprus exists, whether Turkey wants to recognise it or not. Cypriots exist too, they are not, just "Turks", and not "Turks", they are Individuals, not just Persons. If there is to be any Justice, Turkey must act accordingly and recognise that the Flag of Cyprus flies higher, as in Turkey, it is not a "Turkish" Flag, or a "Kurdish" Flag, it represents a State where people are united in defending the Universal Principals that makes them equals (not just as Persons, but as Human beings).
...it is a good time for cooler heads to prevail, new thinking is needed; if Mr. Eroglu would be prepared to stand in front of the Flag of Cyprus, as his flag, it would not seem so unreasonable, this demand, for "his" share.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Turkish government plays with Kurdish fire

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/security/2014/10/turkey-syria-kurds-kobane-isis-coalition-1.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=15b8a0b861-October_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-15b8a0b861-93108473

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...and what is wrong with a Turkey that is Bizonal, and Bicommunal? What if there existed a Republic of Turkey, and within it another level of Government where by a Territorial Jurisdiction the Constituencies which make up the Turkish People have self-representation as Persons, where they serve themselves first perhaps (to sustain their distinct identities), but with respect and recognition of the minorities that live among them; Canada comes to mind, as a successful BBF.
...if within Cyprus there would exist a Greek Constituency, (and other Constituencies equal to it) as well as a Republic, it is not unreasonable to consider the benefit a Turkic Constituency offers to Turkey, similarly.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

are greek cypriots ready to embrace turks?

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/cyprus/T7128FN2AM6A041LP#lastPost

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...negative attitudes everywhere.

...let us try and remember that beside "Greeks", and "Turks", there exist Cypriots, who happen to be Greek and Turkish; no matter how you try to divide Cypriots, half of them have the sense to see the value of this Heritance, and the other half are trapped within their own mythic reality ("Greek"/ not "Greek", "Turk"/not "Turk").

How lucky we are, whether Greek Flags and Turkish Flags fly here, or not, there exists a flag, the Flag of Cyprus, which flies higher; i don't know about other Cypriots, but i don't forget, that.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cameron waits for MPs to OK Akrotiri launch pad

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/09/26/cameron-waits-for-mps-to-ok-akrotiri-launch-pad/

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...in any case, it is the IS which holds the agenda. In their fierceness, they goad the rest of the world to unify against them if they dare. My hope is that we will see the day where united as Human Beings, we express our Hatred against the enemies which count, like Hunger, Disease, Disaster, Ignorance, and not against each other.
...everything takes practice, perhaps there is a silver lining, because it takes dialog to make change happen.
...and in Cyprus (better than Istanbul, I think), a new UN coordinating center, where it might be possible to see ships at port from many navies, or an airshow at Akrotiri (whether still British, NATO, or Cypriot) where pilots from around the world fly, together. Indeed Makarios may have played a significant role, then, in world politics, in an attempt to add balance to the countervailing forces at the time. Perhaps it is time to step-up again, as Cypriots, for, Universal Principals. Cyprus, and the Republic, even in its dysfunctional form has matured; having led the EU's Presidency successfully, being a Communication Hub, having a Flag flown by about one-third of the vessels at sea, most socialised, there exists a Rule of Law, and even with this Financial crisis, let's not forget, in 1960, there were no asphalt roads to connect the towns and villages island-wide, there was no infra-structure for water either.
...little Cyprus is the cross-road for three Continents.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Re: Interview with Cyprus Gov't Spokesman

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus42508.html#p796203

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...could it be that "we" were living in relative peace until the opportunity was taken to divide us into separate identities so that as adversaries an interlocutor could add their control. could it be that it is a happy coincidence for you personally, being Turkish, that being "Turkish" has it benefits? 

...does Cyprus count for anything, to you? unlike you, it seems, i can see the value of a Cyprus which secures our Freedom as Cypriots, and it is clear that we all stand to make significant social, and economic advances if as Individuals, we defend each other in a Unitary State. our identities as Persons do not have to suffer, they can thrive. but we must recognise that the Liberty we can have as Constituencies, (at another level of Government), even Bizonally, may demonstrate a priority for sustaining a distinct identity such as Greek, Turkish, Maronite, Armenian, Latin, (and English), but as Cypriots and as majorities (having control of an Agenda through self-representation as electors (and taxpayers)), that as such and with Good Will (and Good Faith) able to provide to the minorities among them respect and recognition.

...Cyprus exists, even if it is hostage to "Greeks", and "Turks" caught up in the vicious circle of their own hatred toward each other; they must overcome the fear they have within themselves. Cypriots exist, i should know being one of the displaced. it explains a lot when six were disappeared in my family, because we did not run away, we stayed; shame on the TCs as you say who have no respect for this fact. i am prepared to forgive the Individuals that committed these most hurtful acts, are you? i will not condemn all Turks as "Turks", i say, this is the Cypriot way, would you agree? i suggest to you (my friend) vp that you can better yourself with a better attitude of mind. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

European court tells Turkey to end compulsory religion course

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If Erdogan seeks to make out of Turkey, the Protector of the Islamic Faith around the world, an Equal in a balance to the Western World, he must consider how Faith has been so successfully sustained, as such; what makes the Jewish/Christian set of States so successful is their vitality, it is not mono-clonal, yet the constant remains, one God.
...isn't it enough that what is left is tiny to what it was, the diversity of a land inhabited long before there was a Turkey? It is said that Istanbul is the site of a new Caliphate, will it be enough to be a loving Person to live there? and if you are Turkish, will you have to be "Turkish" enough?

Monday, September 15, 2014

A conversation with a CyProb veteran

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/09/14/a-conversation-with-a-cyprob-veteran/

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...indeed, it is not what is said, but who said it.
As has been not stated enough, it is that the Annan Plan represents the culmination of fifty years (or more) of Turkey's Foreign Policy. Denktash alone is cited by every SG of the UN for thirty five years straight, as being singlehandedly responsible for the delay to any Agreement. I might add, perhaps for different reasons, it was both Denktash and Papadopoulos, who pleaded with Talat to delay the referendum. The Citizens of Cyprus were expected to live with, and agree to a Plan which in parts were unclear, and in others, unread. Having lived through the disastrous result of the Zurich Agreement, something unclear, requiring the good intent of individuals as a whole, not just as Persons, it seemed (and still seems) unlikely, in my mind, to expect the vast majority of any population, never mind the "Greeks" (read: not "Turkish), to support such uncertainty.
What is clear is that not all Greeks, want to be "Greeks" (first), and it is the same for what can be called the Turkish Constituency. Cyprus exists (and let's not forget that in 1960, there was not even an infrastructure of paved roadways island-wide, let alone water works of any size). what is also very clear is that Cypriots by themselves do better with their lives than those who depend on some so-called "motherland".
Now in the Modern world, Cyprus as a State shares the same values with the EU, and the rest of the World. Free Movement, Association, and Expression are taken as Universal Principals, where, as Individuals, (as Human Beings), we can identify in this Equality, a willingness to defend each other. It does not limit our Freedom, if within these efforts there exists the Liberty of people to be Persons. but, as Persons one cannot expect Freedom denied, for "them"; this is the Problem.
...i would like to ask Mr. Hannay, if the Treaty of Lausanne was fair; in my mind, this is what the "Turks" (read: deep state, neo-Ottomans, Islamists) are on about.
...and i don't agree with a weak Federal Government because, as Cypriots, there are standards to be respected, and a Rule of Law to be applied without any form of discrimination or distinction; but i do believe, given the chance, Cypriots can sustain many Constituencies as Cypriots, where in essence, electors as Persons, meet these criteria, are closer to their tax payments, as a choice, and through self-representation, by where they reside recognised as having a Distinct Identity.
Again, i ask, where is the Greek Constituency? If there are, Constituencies, and a Republic, being Bicommunal; why not?

Saturday, September 06, 2014

No, Vladimir Putin isn’t another Adolf Hitler

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/09/06/no-vladimir-putin-isnt-another-adolf-hitler/

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...yes, one can "hope" that Putin can do better, for the lives of the dwellers on the land he grabs, than Turkey in Cyprus.
...Putin to me represents the biggest Capitalist supporter there is, I find it strange that he did not outright buy the Crimea, and whatever else he wants. It seems to me Russia has the money, and in the end, perhaps, in his new thinking something that can be emulated, rather than as it is perceived, plunder, having created so much enmity, no different to what occurred in the past elsewhere.
...it is Humanity which is at war with its worst parts, Russia is not placing itself toward that service. Putin may still represent its good parts, or even its best qualities, because he has the power to do so. But, like all of us he must change himself in confronting his own fears. Let's face it, he is part of the 1%, (or wants to be), where the rest of us are the 99%. What of his legacy in Russia, or the "new" Capitalism he spawned, it is moments like these that are so filled with irony, where the revolution Marx predicted as inevitable could happen, when "we" realise who the "them" are, quite clearly, and act accordingly.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Turkey's Gul: Time for a deal on Cyprus

http://www.turkeyagenda.com/turkey-s-gul-time-for-a-deal-on-cyprus-924.html
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...sadly, Mr. Gul does not get "it", if the "Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots" was done at the expense of Greek Cypriots, because some of "them" were "Greek", rather than Greek, like the kettle which calls the pot black, it does not reflect well on Turkey. Cyprus and Cypriots exist. What with its own problems with "minorities", and with their condemnations of other States essentially not unlike their own, Turkey is not so credible if all it puts on the table are more blame and demands.

...if Mr. Gul expects "Greeks" to tear up Cyprus, he should expect "Turks" to do the same for the Kurds, Armenians, Christians, and others, who are Turkish but not Turkic, in Turkey. If Mr. Gul believes in the Bicommunal (because it is the compromise, to the Problem, that Turkey demanded and that has been accepted), (and now Bizonal), proposal for Cyprus, where there is a State, Freedom, and Individual Rights, above all, I ask where is the Greek Constituency that exists within it, an equal to other Cypriot Constituencies, that at another level of Government as Persons, gives a Turkish Constituency its relevance; where there is this equality as such, the Liberty to sustain themselves within a territorial jurisdiction as a majority which demonstrates its Goodwill to the minorities living among them. I ask why not a Turkic Constituency, (one among the few, like in Cyprus, (or Iraq)), if in Turkey one Flag would fly higher, (where there are many flags) even if as Persons distinct identities are sustained, as Individuals they would remain united toward defending Universal Principals.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We must not allow a permanent division in Cyprus

http://www.parikiaki.com/2014/07/we-must-not-allow-a-permanent-division-in-cyprus/
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my dearest Mr. President,I ask of Mr. Eroglu, even though he represents the Turkish Constituency, to stand in front of the Cypriot Flag. I expect of you to stand in front of the Cypriot Flag, too, and I am offended when Nationalism demands from you to stand under Greek Flags waving higher…

…I ask, if we are Cypriots living in a Unitary State, and being Bicommunal, able to represent Citizens not only as Individuals, but at another (state) level of government, as Persons, then, where is the Greek Constituency, so that Greeks can express themselves as Greeks, an equal (the same Liberty), in that way, to other Cypriot Constituencies, since it is the Republic (and Freedom) which needs no equal?

most respectfully,

RW

- See more at: http://www.parikiaki.com/2014/07/we-must-not-allow-a-permanent-division-in-cyprus/#sthash.ZjU4520s.dpuf

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Drought in Turkey: A social or a physical phenomenon?

http://www.suhakki.org/en/index.php/2014/07/drought-in-turkey-a-social-or-a-physical-phenomenon/#comment-45699

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…an interesting article, and site.
…I wonder, what with the pipeline being built to Cyprus, whether, management has been once again ignored, for the political gains of what can essentially be described as plunder (just happy, the water is there). I wonder if the consequence of damming a river in Turkey (which she shares), for this “Project of the Century”, will lead to further conflicts with neighbors.
In Cyprus one can see quite a different behavior between the two administrations on the island, sadly, it does not reflect well on Turkish policy over the years, what with the very different results we can see, there.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Our View: Making it up as they go along

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/07/04/our-view-making-it-up-as-they-go-along/

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...I want to apologise, as a Cypriot, (and as a Citizen of the World) for such ignorant behaviour.
My hope is that the President will not allow this to continue, that he will send a strong message as the representative of all Cypriots, this is not the toughness one expects from such a Ministry in times as tough as these, this is going too far. You do not have to be "Greek" to be Cypriot, or even "Greek Cypriot" for that matter, "Turkish Cypriots" are not everyone else so to speak, Muslim or not.

...(Even if Cyprus supports Hellenism) As Citizens we stand together to defend the Universal Principals on which our Individual Rights are based. Cyprus, the Republic of Cyprus, has one Flag, not two three or four. As things are based right now, if anything, anyone who is not, Turkish Cypriot living in the illegally occupied territory north of the Green Line, are the so called “Greek Cypriots”, even Turkish Cypriots who declare their primary residency within the Republic, are Greek Cypriots; just take a look at the electoral roles (for the last (EU) elections), and how Citizens are are/were treated.

...and 64 years ago, why was it a mistake for these people to have been classed “Greek Cypriot”, what is it that can be identified as an improvement to their Liberty as Citizens, by the label, “Turkish Cypriot”, now; is it Mdme. Shakalli, or the Minister, who should offer their resignation?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Re: Left Cyprus 50 years ago!

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus42152-120.html#p790685

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...as usual, you distort facts, vp.

in any case the EU elections are hardly a good example of "Greeks" out to suppress the rights of "Turks", except for the incompetent short-sightedness of a Bureaucracy that does not keep its registers up to date, and in affect was caught short with this unfortunate result. that it did not take any initiatives itself, toward the State, to correct this flaw, indicates a corruption over Principal, but to say that the action was organised willfully and with malice, against "you", is a lie. it was just laziness. you should know that because your regime is even worse.

your assumption on the youth and their culture, doubtless is as much a fabrication of your own desire, as it is having some truth, you cannot have a "Community" without some kind of ELAM boy hopping about on his own testosterone, you cannot Judge your youth so easily either. of course you work hard to stand up for the political existence of your "people", who ever they are though, if you are the representative of them, they are just as short-sighted. you may be Turcophone, you may be Grecophone, and you may seek to secure these distinct identities. but you must care very little, for Cyprus, if you are only willing to defend "yourself". securing this Liberty, you must be willing to defend each other's Liberty, or you must care very little for Freedom itself. without one Cyprus, I am measured as one displaced, who you would prefer would care no more. just the same, "you" have and remain nothing (and I don't have to be living on the island to tell you that), unless this fact is answered.

...the Occupation Movement comes to mind; speaking of Principal, speaking of Youth.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Turkey’s intra-Islamic witch hunt

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/06/turkey-gulen-erdogan-police-judiciary-parallel-state.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=e7043d4803-June_6_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-e7043d4803-93108473

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...indeed, what can be learned is that there is one God; and for the pious, if they have Grace, to have this Humility. What can be learned, from the Great War, and the creation of the State we know as Turkey by Kemal, is that we cannot fight each other, Lest we Forget, there are bigger enemies where our Hatred can be directed to an effect we share, like against Disease, and Ignorance, or Hunger, and the affects of Disaster...

...Statesmen, great Statesmen, respect themselves as Individuals, they defend Freedom, and its betterment, even if as Persons, the Liberty they may sustain is an identity of their own, there are Principals which are Universal, they represent and fight for. A "good" Turk, like a "good" Muslim, is a loving person, with a willingness to defend the others who like them, act, accordingly.

...as Mr. Erdogan has said himself, to integrate should not mean assimilation.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Cyprus urged to unlock its potential

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/05/23/cyprus-urged-to-unlock-its-potential/

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Dear Mr. Biden,

Thank-You for your visit.

...I have learned that you are a very thoughtful man, my hope is that you have found with your visit, a reason to return. Cyprus is a crossroad, and as you say, its potential is breathtaking. Maritime, Logistic, Finance, and Communication leader, with a solid Rule of Law, Cyprus, Free, is at its advent.
Cypriots have gained a great deal of confidence from your visit, that they at least have not been forgotten, that they will not see this island torn in two, "Turkish", and "not Turkish".
...so too the families of the missing, who endure in this misery; I thank-you for that, as well.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

‘Significant distance between the two sides’

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/05/01/significant-distance-between-the-two-sides/

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...i ask as well, why does this man have a "Greek" flag behind him? i would only think that this is appropriate, speaking in Greece. and if it is a Constituency the flag represents (even if Greeks represent the overwhelming majority of the population), the others, Maronite, Armenians, Latins, and Turks (even the British), represent Constituencies, too.
What started so well, with an Inaugural that placed Cypriot interests above the rest, to fly the Cypriot Flag higher, it has come to this (again). I suggest the bigger challenge remains, for Leaders to take, as Statesman, but, who has the courage to state what are facts, Bicommunal, like Bizonal, define us, not as "Greeks" and "Turks", we are Human Beings as well (Lest we Forget), but as Individuals, and as Persons.
...i am afraid that the way this debate is framed, Cypriots will remain impotent toward defending each other as Cypriots, having to defend "Greekness", and "Turkishness" instead. (our duty is to Mankind, for the gift of having self-determination, and neither "motherland" in their mythic proportions, has demonstrated better skill, it seems, at that.)
...i am hoping with all the "positive spin" from the "otherside" that they have ideas that will be described as, new thinking; they too, cannot continue to wait for others to change themselves. It is obvious that we are better together than apart. It would be nice to see Mr. Eroglu demand an equal to himself, not the Republic, to negotiate with, as a Constituency, standing in front of two flags, Cypriot and that of the Constituency he represents, insisting only Cypriot Flags should fly where the Federal Government is concerned. insisting, that as equals, the Constituencies would likely be able to solve the problems amongst themselves, if there was a Greek Constituency, as a Cypriot problem which is internal, since Sovereignty, and the Rights of Individuals are secured, by the Republic (even if it is in need of reform). "they", as Persons within a Republic exercise Liberty, and, as Citizens, Individuals, and as Human beings, not only as these electorates, as voters representing Universal Principals, equal, without distinction or discrimination, elect a Federal Government that defends this Freedom.
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That federation would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot constituent state and a Greek Cypriot constituent state, which would be of equal status.
...count them, there are three (at least) governing bodies in this statement.
...why not, if there is a Turkish Constituency, and a Republic, a Greek Constituency, (and others)?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Re: Over 20 Million Cross Cease-fire Visits

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus42021-70.html#p786568

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"the UN, EU, USA, UK, Turkey, Greece - basically everyone", are for a solution. given the plan (i assume you to mean the Annan Plan) was unread at the time of the referendum, at least that version of it, i think that is reason enough to consider a "no" vote credible, coming from voters who have the rest of their lives to live with it. what is off the table, as Mr. Kofi put it, in my mind, is fifty years of failed Foreign Policy by Turkey to realise some satisfaction from the Lease to Britain gone bad. what is left, is a solution where Turkish Cypriots are recognised as such because the vast majority of the population is willing to surrender this power (somehow).

...as a Constituency (rather than an entity demanding equality to the State) demanding Cypriot Constituencies i could support the existence of a Greek Constituency as well (Bizonally, no less), however Cyprus, the State should have no equal, and it should remain a superior to any other governance we may have within it, Sovereign having a Federal Government to represent the will of its Citizens as a body of people, United as Individuals, toward defending the Universal Principals they seek to better.

...again i ask, and why not a Greek Constituency?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Re: How can TC's and GC's coexist together?

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus41840-40.html#p783240

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GreekIslandGirl wrote:We already have one Cypriot state. The Cypriot State!

- You need an option for the removal of the Turkish Occupiers. That's the only change needed.


...and what is it, that you can do, as a Greek, let alone a Cypriot, so that the Turkish Occupiers change their intention, and leave?

It is true what you say, there is a Cypriot state; and, there is a Cypriot State. as Constituencies, there exist many, not just Turks, and non-Turks; as Persons they have equal needs, and in need it is equal to "you". i say, this Liberty, Greeks can give, more because, they are on this island an overwhelming majority, but as Greeks they can demonstrate a Bicommunal nature, that a Greek Flag can stand an equal to a Turkish Flag, and in Cyprus, a Cypriot Flag flies higher. Freedom, where all Individuals are equal, depends on the notion that beyond any Nation, there is a service to all Humanity, that in enmity there is goodness in our hatred, against real enemies united (Hunger, Disease, Disaster, Ignorance), not each other (Lest we Forget); in my mind, this is the Cypriot way. 

...what is needed,(since the 'Remedy' is found in Turkey's dysfunction (let us assume that "Cyprus" is a template, (again))), to end the Problem, is a thought put into action as great as Ataturk's dream: a State where as Nations, Nations serve. and in Turkey, by emulation, for there to be a Turkish Constituency, in Cyprus so too a Greek Constituency; this is Modern thinking: no? 

(as a Greek, my guess is that you would be interested; with ideas, in changing the world.)

Friday, January 10, 2014

CYPRUS TO BE AGENDA IN ANKARA

http://cyprusscene.com/2014/01/08/34160/comment-page-1/#comment-87489

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...what is needed is a clear definition of the words, Individual, and Person. One talks of community rights, as though our Individual Rights need no defense, or that as a Nation, Freedom is second to the Liberty it provides.

To satisfy the desire for a Turkish Constituency in Cyprus, what is missing is other Constituencies. For if there was a Greek Constituency, they would be equals, and as Persons free to support an Agenda where they can sustain this distinct identity with the self-representation that effects their daily lives. The Republic of Cyprus would do well if this other level of Government existed, and as Citizens it would be possible to fly many flags, (as a bicommunal country) because it is the Cypriot Flag that would fly higher.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Liberman’s land swap proposal shakes up peace talks

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/01/liberman-land-swap-plan-pragmatic-logical-wadi-ara.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=90b5e27e86-January_8_20141_8_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-90b5e27e86-93108473

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...better if like Cyprus, Mr. Liberman may consider the value of a Bicommunal State, such as Canada. It would involve a Greater Israel, and as well there would be its Constituencies, who represent National Assemblies, and by a Territorial Jurisdiction for which they have their Charter from a Federal Government, zones where which an Agenda of Persons may serve their distinct identity first, but able are they to serve minorities amongst them by demonstrating the Goodwill they could expect reciprocally.

Mr. Liberman is wrong if he believes that cutting Cyprus in two is a good idea, what did Solomon do?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Turkish MP supports ‘peace pipeline’

http://www.jpost.com/Enviro-Tech/Turkish-MP-supports-peace-pipeline-333451

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...oh to dream.

...managed resources regionally (and the environmental consequences), a pipeline through Cyprus of gaz, why not water to the Middle East (from Turkey)?

...yet if i was a European, or even a Middle Eastern, I would not put all my eggs in Turkey's basket, as friends, the Policy of this Government, is zero.

Cypriots are not "Turks", or "not Turks" (read: "Greeks"), just like the Alevi, Kurds, and Turks in Turkey, they are Cypriot. In my mind, if Turkey was a Bicommunal Bizonal Federation, such dreams could come true.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC"

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus39847-700.html#p775081

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...for now the 'pipedream' has been reduced to a political tool without any indication that there is a larger goal. it has less to do with water as a resource, and more to do with being a quick fix that wins votes. "you" use it as a weapon against a Cyprus which should be Free, so that a subjugation lost to the British can be regained; at its extraordinary cost, it is hard to imagine that it is to quench the thirst of those "Turkish", on the island.

...you don't get it vp, it is about management, and when this dream was just a dream, over twenty years ago, it was to serve a wider purpose, this is what's lacking, Turkey at present has tarnished herself, taking her eye off the ball, the Globe and our affairs as Humans, and in truth, Turkey as a leader in the World, is failing. pipelines may be built, so too from (and to) Lebanon (e.g.). the need for a grid, a regional administration will evolve, like it has with other resources; it will likely not be formed from "Turkish" thinking, Turkey, at this rate, will likely be the last to join.


Saturday, November 09, 2013

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It is important for Cypriots to raise their voices as Cypriots, because without them, the debate will continue to revolve around those among us who place "Turkishness" or "Greekness" above the love Cypriots have for their island. As Persons we can celebrate our distinctiveness, and the richness of each's Heritence, but as Individuals only a Republic can defend the Universal Principals that are our Rights as Human beings.

...the Problem did not start in 1974, it is the symptoms we experienced in 1963, the Intolerance which all Cypriots suffer only continued under the Illegal Occupation of the Turkish Army, and the continued denial that Turkish Foreign Poilcy of the last Century has failed (read: Annan Plan). I ask, if a Bicommunal system of Government is the quest, and if a Republic exists (in need of Constitutional Reform, of course), and a Turkish Constitiency exists, why not a Greek Constituency, as well as others? (Is it because Turkey cannot reform itself to be Bicommunal, that the “Turks” deny their own subjugation of the Kurds, (Armenians), Greeks, Alevi, who are Turkish, but not Turk?). (is it because the Greek elite on the island, by sheer numbers, and by Law, cannot be compelled to divide it?)

Why not a distinction between our Rights as Individuals, as Sovereign, as Citizens, as Equals, by having a State to represent our will as the Stewards of this island (and EEZ), as Cypriots, having a Government where there is no discrimination, where every vote is the same. and where Cyprus comes first.

...and if there exists a Greek Constituency in such a State, why not an equal to the other Cypriot Constituencies, where Cypriots, in their daily lives can be served by National Assemblies (and their Municipal Authorities), in a manner where as Persons, as an electorate, they address their needs as an Identity, as a majority, serving themselves, demonstrating their Goodwill, because they are also able in recognising and providing for the minorities among them, their needs as well.

In my Cyprus, Bizonal does not mean tearing the island in two, even if the Green Line remains little unchanged. If Sovereignty was off the table because as well as a Republic there existed a Greek Constituency, it would be possible to repopulate the island and to think futuristicly. There could exist Constitiuencies, Maronite, Armenian, Latin, English, and in the next two hundred years others, where Language and numbers warrant. I imagine that the Constituencies themselves could settle the Territorial Jurisdictions of their Governance (with a Greek Constituency), and unanimously present their demands as Corporations to their Federal Government for Charter. (and i imagine it satisfies Turkey's insistence on identifying people as "Turkish" and "not Turkish" ("Greek").)

...If (dare I say the dirty word), enclaves were introduced into the Cypriot political geography, it would be possible for Justice to be seen, at least for some of the displaced, both from '63, and '74, Greek, and Turkish, a return as they left, as Communities. And if enclaves spotted the entire island as it is divided today, it ends the significance of the 'border', it is just another frontier in a Country with many. They (enclaves) obliges the Greek and Turkish Constituencies to serve an electorate island-wide not just as "majorities", and they oblige them to serve a population that is Free in Movement, Association, and Expression, as Cypriots, these Rights are Supreme; it would not be hard to imagine, by choice, Greeks and Turks, living as minorities within this range of choices.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2013/10/27/is-the-cyprus-problem-40-or-50-years-old/

Monday, November 04, 2013

Memories of two Cyprus missions remain vivid for Port McNicoll man

http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/4190222-peacekeeper-enormously-proud-of-service/

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..I would like to remind Canadians that the Cyprus Problem remains unsolved. Now as patience seems to be growing thin, it is important to remember that this issue is not about the enmity of "Greeks" and "Turks", it is about Intolerance. If the island remains divided, there will never be Peace, it will not be the end of a People who have survived thousands of years of subjugation, they will continue to struggle unfreed, but the Heritence (Lest we Forget) it represents to Mankind will be lost, from a demonstrated impotence toward "Turkishness", and not "Turkishness" ("Greek"). Indeed, not one UN soldier has been killed by the side of the island represented by "Greeks"; something to think about.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Re: The only Option for the Turkish Cypriots!

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus41335-70.html#p774056

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Viewpoint wrote:We do not need to or nor will we go away where other than our island we are here to stay, so deal with it. Do you accept a BBF with political equality of the 2 states at the federal level?


...its like Cyprus is only a speck of property with no people on it. Individual Rights seem to have no importance to you vp. you talk of two sterile units that are mono-clonal, that is either "Turkish", or not "Turkish", as though Cypriots do not exist, and that Cyprus is of no importance except as an extension of Turkish Foreign Policy. "we", as you describe are Persons, nothing else, but we are Human beings, and it is in this sense, i am compelled to respond, that in effect you deny equality. we are no longer chattel, there is Freedom, there is Equality as Individuals, Universal Principals which we, whether Greek or Turk or Cypriot, defend against the "we" you defend no better than a "Greek", (Lest we Forget) as Ignorant, because the thinking(read: intent) has more to do with Greed, rather than Liberty. you may put your "Turkishness" first, that does not make it right, and whether Cypriot by birth, lineage, or coincidence, in essence you are not Cypriot, you are an accessory to Crime. 


the only option for Turkish Cypriots, is the same option for Greek Cypriots, and that is to love each other, as Cypriots to say, i love Cyprus, first.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Our View: We created a state designed to serve the ruling elite


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...and what is Cyprus but a template for elites further afield.
We may consider ourselves lucky, because having survived the attention of interlocutors for thousands of years in isolation, the Cypriot now has the means to express themselves as a Sovereign People who are no different and an equal within a larger family of man. Perhaps this crisis will make it clear to us, the value of our Heritance, to be Cypriots, rather than "Greeks", or "Turks".
Freedom has a heavy price, and part of that is overcoming the fears we have within ourselves. Have we learned the lessons of the First World War (as Human Beings) with so much energy placed on the adversarial nature of our Politics? Have we discovered that this hatred can serve the fight against bigger enemies (like Disease, and Hunger)? What of the elites, indeed, who do they represent?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Re: Cypriots are the minority...

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus41071.html#p768926

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...clear your mind for a moment Dr. if your intentions are the Freedom of Cyprus, and the Liberty of Cypriots, new thinking is needed.

i suggest the debate has been framed wrongly, a new perspective on the Problem is in order. because it suited the interlocutors, we are framed as "Turks" or not "Turks" ("Greeks"), and this has led to the marginalisation of Individual thinking. Those who are Cypriot, first, in this context are a minority, and as a minority like in any democracy, hold the balance of power. without a Cypriot movement, things stay the same, or worse return to the state of war, because this "Peace" is unnatural. 

so, we know that a Republic exists, and we know that the overwhelming population is Greek, we know that other Nations form a part of the Cypriot identity, and we know that a Turkish Constituency seeks an equal as Constituencies, i suggest that the "Greek" state we have can identify to itself without needing the State to be its exclusive representative as people. i suggest that a movement of Cypriots can become a significant political force, if there existed for Greek Cypriots a means for their self-representation and sustenance, as Persons. it allows for a debate as Stewards, as Citizens, as Individuals, rather than a People of a Nation, because the Nation has a voice. 

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That federation would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot constituent state and a Greek Cypriot constituent state, which would be of equal status.


count them: three (at least) governing bodies.

...thus for Cyprus, i ask, "where is the Greek Constituency?"

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Syrian dilemma and the ‘who benefits?” tenet

mail.com/2013/08/27/the-syrian-dilemma-and-the-who-benefits-tenet/

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Humanity, Lest we Forget, was taught a lesson, not long ago in 1914.
...have we learned it? There are no enemies but ourselves when it comes to Ignorance. Real enemies exist, and Hatred is a beautiful thing when it is applied against them: like Hunger, and Disease.
False Flag or not, Mankind should not be picking sides, as the adversaries have been framed, a more insidious foe festers (still).

Monday, August 26, 2013

Re: Deal Over Occupied Famagusta...???

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus40649-520.html#p767973

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indeed, like the formation of the IPO, blame was accepted. it is the same, Turkey can correct her own wrongs, it has nothing to do with the negotiations, or the Cyprus Problem, it is the recognition of fact from which an intention can be established, Cyprus a whole, Cypriots respected for what they are, not just "Turks", and "others", a People as proud.

you may demonstrate with all the examples you want, true, half-true, and out and out fabrications or lies, to make your point, vp, that your hatred has a reason to grow (and that this enmity will last forever). but, we are Humans, and as Cypriots, as a majority (80%) which is Greek, the compromise was made, it is not up to you ("you") to ask for more than that (a BBF). it is up to you to act accordingly; i ask, are you Cypriot? would you be glad to live as in any country, an Individual, whether the part of a majority or minority, equal. and as well, being a Person having a means to self-representation that equals other Persons? as a Citizen of the World (because you were not born in Cyprus, although here you want to stay), can you not see that your responsibility is toward the rest of Mankind (before your own distinctive preferences)? you vp, seek recognition of a State, so that there is a Greek State and a Turkish State, essentially to leave things the way they are. 

...what is wrong with one Republic, where if we are no different to Greece and Turkey, it is because Universal Principals are demonstrated by these States. and i suggest to you that we can as Cypriots choose to live in any one of many states as Cypriot Constituencies (bicommunally), this to you, it would seem to me, should be far more important than an airport, outside of the Republic's control impossible to "give".

...and anyway, you are doing just fine, if i am to believe what you say, (you need nothing from the Republic (if i am correct in my understanding of what you say)), it is a fine way to show goodwill, to just give back what you are not using (and that does not belong to "you").

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Maybe it’s time for a real partition to be negotiated


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...if there is a Republic, and a Turkish Constituency, where is the Greek Constituency?

"That federation would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot constituent state and a Greek Cypriot constituent state, which would be of equal status."

...count them, three governing bodies.

With a Greek Constituency (and others, i.e. Maronite, Armenian, Latin) it is possible to have equality amongst people as Persons, (and dare i say it, with Cypriot Constituencies, the Cypriot People could elect to create an English Constituency, and in the future others if and when it is warranted).

With a Greek Constituency, regardless of demographics, Greek is sustained and promoted.

With a Greek Constituency, the State, and the Government which represents all Citizens without distinction or discrimination, is Free of this bias, (defending Greekness because the overwhelming majority of the island's population is Greek), more credible, it will be better able to defend our Individual Rights as members of the larger family, of Man.

Bicommunal does not mean tearing the island in two, but, it requires from all of us a willingness to overcome the fears we have within ourselves, to change our thinking, to demonstrate that Cypriots have an intent far more complex than being "Greeks" and "Turks" in a proxy war.

Just like the word Bicommunal, the word Bizonal is only complete if there are (more than) "two" of something which remains a whole. In my Cyprus, enclaves are not a dirty word, and I believe that Justice can be seen if they exist. What of the displaced, the murdered, and the missing, who were/are they that they suffered this fate, in '63, and in '74? What of their return if not for all of them, some of them as they were forced to leave, as Communities? I see enclaves pocketing the whole island, obliging the Greek and Turkish Constituencies to serve an electorate that is island-wide (and that is multi-cultural). I see enclaves as a key to securing: Free Association, Free Expression, Free Movement, because as Cypriots we would have these Rights. And, even if the "Green-Line" remains, it will no longer be a "border", but another frontier.

...dividing the island (as in separation) will not bring Peace, it is this hatred and endless cycle of revenge which must be willfully stopped. If we love Cyprus, it is Cyprus that comes first, it does not belong to "us" (read: "Greek"/"Turk"), we belong to it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Re: Deal Over Occupied Famagusta...???

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus40649-400.html#p766376

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it is hypocrisy, vp, to lead us on. i speak of a better Cyprus, because things must change, you speak of the past as though things are unchanging, more possible, you do not want to change, yourself.

...with all the benefits of Famagusta, for "your side", even without asking for anything back, it is extraordinary, unnatural if you will. with your resistance no one gains, and it is not the Cypriots Turkish or Greek who make this impossible, it is the failed policies of Turkey which are the bane. 

...need i remind you, this issue has nothing to do with Turkish Cypriots, it is a war crime where Turkey can demonstrate their recognition of a wrongdoing.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Turkey - Preparing for Chaos

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus41005-30.html

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...the history i have read is still not clear to me, but at the advent, didn't Kemal turn to the Armenians in his dark hours, wasn't it this alliance, along with the Kurds, the impetus he needed to overcome his adversaries? it must have been, in the crisis, an idea that there was a prize bigger than a National identity, but Freedom, the Freedom of self-representation as Individuals, the founding of a State, where Universal Principals were the basis of the Liberty they establish. Turkey, and the meaning of the word Turk changed, although the betrayal in the Kemalists' (and Islamists') thinking came from greed, the denial of this fact, resisting this change with a strong sense of belonging, where in the affect it excludes "others". 

Turkey remains dysfunctional. there are many risks it faces as it is, that result in its break-up. it is a BBF, they need.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Austerity not territory defines N Cyprus poll

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/08/201388103312303129.html

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...many issues are coming to a boil, what with elections coming soon, in Turkey, and in Cyprus. Labour on both sides of the divide, (the Union voice in Turkey is another issue) in what is called, the Problem, have the Economic issue as a force through which they can combine their efforts, because their Unity is based on Universal Principals. Since a Greek Constituency exists, and a Turkish Constituency, should they found a Federation, workers will gain an identity as Individuals, because they are prepared to defend there Identities as Persons. It is a not so hard spark to imagine, money, since everyone cares what's in their pockets; a Cypriot Flag flown higher.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Re: TDP will get my vote in elections!

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus40918.html#p763938

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boycott in my mind is a big mistake. better to go to the poll and destroy the ballot. far more expression in that, a percentage of voters; otherwise, the boycotters if i can make up a word, are measured within a population who don't care in voting...

...if it were possible, this is the point i'd make to all Free thinking People, people can vote to defend Democracy, this choice in voting (a big "X" on all the candidates) also speaks words.

frankly bill, i don't know why this strategy is not used as a tactic, it is a powerful weapon against a dictatorship, which relies on Ballots secretly cast.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Latest update on oil disaster in North Cyprus

http://www.eturbonews.com/36268/latest-update-oil-disaster-north-cyprus

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...it is a shame that Turkey cannot show good neighbourly relations, or that the regime in the north cannot do more than follow orders. This opportunity to demonstrate that Cyprus comes first, was lost. What with oil being such a preoccupation of the Turkish Government, one would think that they would want to demonstrate their Leadership skills in this domain. What with the economy so frail in all these countries, it would have been a good way of moving the International community to take heart, that despite the politics, they can have confidence that some priorities rise above. Cyprus should not be divided, this is a good example why it is unnatural, such harm has evolved to be a disastrous state of affairs. Turkey, (read: Erdogan), cannot blame the Republic of Cyprus for this mess, (in his mind it must absolutely not exist) although I expect shortly a statement from his Cabinet, that they are blameless,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Re: interesting documentary

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus40815-50.html#p763089

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...indeed, i remember Solomou, and what worried me was the total lack of discipline. it is entirely possible that what is the TA in Cyprus is a sham, compared at least to troops well trained for fighting. when Lordo goes off with his horror stories, it in essence makes the same point, only the frame of mind interprets the meaning differently. we can all be angry at the "Greeks" and the "Turks" among us, none of them are blameless, but it is an irrational extension of thought to imagine that all Greeks, and all Turks, are these extremist.

...what are the Cypriots, if they continue to remain silent, they are accessories to those who continue in their denial of a Human Race toward "winning" as Persons. ("this must stop"). there is a big difference between our Identities, as Individuals that is the Freedom we accept as Universal Principals, and Liberty. in Cyprus we have agreed to demonstrate to the rest of the world, a manner of living where there is a State, one country, with a Government which defends the Rights of all its Citizens without any distinction or discrimination as equals, and where equally, Cypriot Constituencies can, through their electorate, effect their own distinct Identities; three governing bodies (at least); (two levels of Government) this is Bi-communal. 

...thus, i ask, where is the Greek Constituency? i ask, and what about the Maronites, Latins, and Armenians, do they not have an equal need to sustain themselves?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Re: ...a bridge to Lebanon

Re: ...a bridge to Lebanon

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Iliaktida, welcome.

...the worst person i ever met in my life was a Cypriot pimp in London, i was so ashamed of him that i chased him out of Piccadilly Square. i like to think, that in the extremes, i'd find at least as many who are the best people to meet, and by my own experience this too is true.

we are lucky to have such diversity as Individuals, and just as important the diversity we have as Cultures (Lebanon and Cyprus) in our Persons. the bridge will, if it has a benefit in terms of its cost, improve social-exchange no doubt.

...Turkey regardless will want a Tribute, she is always busy meddling in all her neighbours' affairs.

regional cooperation will become paramount in the future because of the sea, and our need to protect it from ruin in our efforts to exploit its resources. indeed, for Cyprus to survive it must become the facilitator of these efforts.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Cyprus :: 18 Million Crossings...!!! - Page 16

Cyprus :: 18 Million Crossings...!!! - Page 16

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...i am still unsure, after-all he was born (by his/her own terms) English, how vp can speak of a Heritance of 400 yrs.

...as i have said, what do i know, i come from a "mixed" village.

...i think claret, it can be best described this way, when a Greek says, "we", he is usually including Humanity, not unlike a Turk. but when a "Turk" says we, it should be taken to mean Turkey's deep state, not unlike a "Greek".

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Plan for new Cyprus vote casts uncertainty on bailout

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...i would vote yes, because it is possible to withdraw later. we need to demonstrate with Europe solidarity. even the economy is small pickings, compared to the war Cypriots must win, for Freedom (and Liberty) in general and, for themselves. it was not that long ago that Angela Merkel stood with us against Turkey's designs; we cheered.

...a bitter pill we are swallowing, nothing comes for free, if we can demonstrate a cooler resolve that others hold in high esteem, it makes us stronger still. at this point it is too late to vote, "no". already naysayers in the EU, for whatever reason (read:motive) are linking the financial crisis to the Problem. it is inevitable, because the logic when twisted this way opens the Judgement of Cypriots as Persons, easy to dismiss the fact that they are Individuals, to be labelled "Greeks" and "Turks", and divided as such Cyprus for Cypriots no more.

...our Banks will return better than ever, one way or the other, i don't doubt that Cypriots will rise to the task most admirably, it would not be the first time. but, money is not the problem, the Problem is the problem.

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/bailout/plan-new-cyprus-vote-casts-uncertainty-bailout/20130418

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Cyprus Deal: Real Stories - Businessweek

The Cyprus Deal: Real Stories - Businessweek

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It is a sad day for the European Union when their Bankers cannot see a bigger picture as Investors.

Cyprus is very special. Geographically it represent the cross-road for three continents, (except as a backwater under 350 years of Ottoman occupation) and it has done so for thousands of years. Taken in context, the 'confidence' issue is a sham because it was only under their own efforts, once Independence was established in 1960, that a network of asphalt roads island-wide was built, as well as a drinking water infrastructure. Never mind the coup in '74 which failed because the "Greeks" of Cyprus did not support it, and never mind the 'Peace Operation', so intricately entwined with it, which left 1/3 of the population homeless in less than two weeks, (the forgotten example of 'cleansing' before Bosnia), by the Turkish Army which occupies illegally more than 50% of its coastline, and its most productive land, still. Cypriots, are heroic in their efforts so far, and they have demonstrated their resolve to defend Universal Principals based on the Rule of Law, with ingenuity and resolve.
In such a weakened state, bullied only because "they" are small, will cooler heads prevail on the political front when Europe soon must face the real Cyprus Problem (and Turkey)? Like the banks (for a few Euros), will she allow the island to be torn in two because it is easy?
...solidarity, as Human Beings, that's what Europe won a Nobel Prize for.

With such a poor result on this issue, I feel more worried for the rest of us, not the Cypriots that so well somehow, have endured heavily their price for Freedom.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Cyprus :: Greece To Declare EEZ...??? - Page 6

Cyprus :: Greece To Declare EEZ...??? - Page 6: Re: Greece To Declare EEZ...???

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@ Oceanside; we may hope that this man will give the other Leadership in Europe the courage to look at the facets that make up the European face. he has not done much to remove the tarnish on Turkey that his Party has made, although such twisted speech gives rise to the questions, Zionist-Jew, Christian-European, Terrorist-Islam, Occidental-Oriental (remember him inviting Native Americans to visit Turkey; they are both from China: brothers), it is nothing more than news to feed an electorate that is ready to die proud, for internal consumption, this food for thought can go both ways. everyone is made up of the same flaws, it is why transference works so well when it comes to spreading guilt, and with it hatred.

beside the EEZ with Greece, there are the Syrians, the Kurds, Iraq, never mind the Armenians, the Greek Orthodox Church, and the Cypriots who demonstrate remarkable Patience and restraint. and no, i didn't forget Israel...

only a genius could run a country, like Turkey, with so many pots on the fire, with an economy no one dares to scrutinise, and a significant body of this population fanatical as he who support him. but with Europe it is another matter, the war is far more subtle, if he cannot make it "better", i think he intends to take it down.

...hope your right; in the sense that Turkey should continue to join with the west to beat at our perceptions so that they can become more refined, lovingly against the efforts made to deny that the west to be whole is Muslim, too. afterall, there is One God, isn't there?

@ my Gig, look at the map, Europe wins, Cyprus is the fulcrum, Greece against Turkey or Turkey against Greece, it is a lever. otherwise it is two big sticks that are equal. splitting Cyprus, for warring parties of course, is ideal leaving it impotent, war there, as though Cypriots do not exist. the gesture was Mankind's, that created Cyprus, it was born from new beginnings with the Modern Age, for Peace. i hope that we can remember the vision of the Men before these moments who sacrificed their lives for us to understand that war is not terrible, and hate is good, but against real enemies, not each other; Lest We Forget. at this point a new frontier is opening, (we are talking Gaz here but generally, the Information Age) and Turkey is very late, if Greece is quick enough (and Europe is willing).

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cyprus :: From 300 t0 3900 ............ - Page 3

Cyprus :: From 300 t0 3900 ............ - Page 3

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Cypriotism, is not dead as you say, that is your opinion speaking as a "Turk". i suggest, what is dead is Turkey's push to identify the Problem as one between Turks and Greeks (Turkey and Greece). with the creation of the EU, and the membership of Cyprus within it, forces are naturally evolving for these acts to be demonstrated with the creation of one Cyprus, finally Free and Sovereign, rather than a piece of real-estate torn in two.

...vp, i am fighting for survival, i never chose any of them, i always understood that these forms of expression have within them an Ignorance i must hate, (does that make me less "Greek", or more "Turkish"?), and i am old enough to remember Cyprus before Turkey chose to plunder what belongs to civil people. this is wrong, if you are Turkish, rather than within a deeper state of "Turkishness", because it is not Human. you fear "Greeks", (so do i) and you choose to be as a "Turk" against them. yet, you, in effect, choose to deny the world is changing around you hatefully, not even selectively, resisting changes to the dogma you follow, blindly. i choose Love to better myself.

it is not so simple, Cyprus, and Cypriots, exist.

...what is becoming clear to me is that the effort Turkey has placed in her external affairs for fifty years, culminated with the Annan Plan, and it failed. the notion of "Turks" and "Greeks" is over, Cyprus this time has a chance to express Cypriotness, a notion that Cyprus is equal to Turkey, and that in Turkey it could happen that they too would reform, so that Liberty is defined, as Free Countries, Bizonal and Bicommunal, for their Citizens without discrimination or distinction, and for their Identities as Persons as well.