Annan plan was a missed opportunity for Cyprus.

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Since: Dec 09

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#1 Feb 3, 2013
Annan plan 2004 it was a missed opportunity for Cyprus.
1. The North Cyprus would be within Federated Cyprus. It would certainly have belonged to everyone who is a citizen of Federated Cyprus.
2. Lots of refugees would have gone back immediately, and figure was around 90,000 - 100,000. That sounds like a lot to me, and certainly a lot more than the current figure of 0. Everyone who was a refugee would eventually be able to go back to his/her village over time, 19 years or on Turkey's entry to the EU
3. The flow of Turks would have stopped. In fact, here is precisely what the Annan plan provided: "In addition, for a transitional period of 19 years or until Turkey’s accession to the European Union, whichever is earlier, Cyprus may limit the right of Greek nationals to reside in Cyprus if their number has reached 5% of the number of resident Cypriot citizens holding Greek Cypriot internal constituent state citizenship status, or the right of Turkish nationals to reside in Cyprus if their number has reached 5% of the number of resident Cypriot citizens holding Turkish Cypriot internal constituent state citizenship status." Given that they are more than 5% that certainly would have stopped the flow.
4. A Cyprus founded on meritocracy? Well, that one I concede could not be guaranteed or even provided by Annan, but there is no way in hell any plan will ever make Cyprus a meritocracy. When run by Cypriots, Cyprus has been, is, and always will be, a nepotistic Koumbarokratia. That isn’t the fault of Annan.
5. The island would have been almost entirely demilitarized over the long term. Initially, each side would reduce to 6,000, then to 3,000, then to 950/650, with total demilitarization being the final goal. Compare that to the current status quo and let us know what you prefer.
6. Kyrenia - yes there would be limitations, but these are gradually relaxed, and after a certain time, anyone who was from Kyrenia could return there, and a certain number of others could have settled there as well.

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#2 Feb 4, 2013
This would have been good for Greek Cypriots.
Next time they should employ better translator.
True Brit

Cyprus

#3 Feb 4, 2013
Since when has Turkey kept to rules and regulations.
How many UN reslutions have they complied with?
The Annan Plan would have enslaved the G/c's to Turkey for ever.
There was no way any level headed peoples would have accepted the plan.

Since: Dec 09

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#4 Feb 4, 2013
True Brit wrote:
Since when has Turkey kept to rules and regulations.
How many UN reslutions have they complied with?
The Annan Plan would have enslaved the G/c's to Turkey for ever.
There was no way any level headed peoples would have accepted the plan.
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What make you think you will get a better deal?
GC from Jersey

Union, NJ

#5 Feb 4, 2013
Sultan Suleyman wrote:
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What make you think you will get a better deal?
Do you have Kofi Annan in your pocket? Acepting the plan from this Annan crook would have been disasterous for the Greek side giving oil and gas rights In the Cyprus south shore
NO THANKS
Are you going answer with a rational reply? prove me wrong?
I Doubt it

Since: Dec 09

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#6 Feb 4, 2013
GC from Jersey wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have Kofi Annan in your pocket? Acepting the plan from this Annan crook would have been disasterous for the Greek side giving oil and gas rights In the Cyprus south shore
NO THANKS
Are you going answer with a rational reply? prove me wrong?
I Doubt it
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Oil and gas wasn’t part of referendum campaign 2004.
Denktas campaigned for NO vote, because it was bad for Turkish Cypriots.
States quo is better for both sides, well get a better translator next time.
Greek

Union, NJ

#7 Feb 4, 2013
Sultan Suleyman wrote:
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Oil and gas wasn’t part of referendum campaign 2004.
Denktas campaigned for NO vote, because it was bad for Turkish Cypriots.
States quo is better for both sides, well get a better translator next time.
Good thing oil and gas were'nt part of the referendum plan Turkey would have gotten ALL OF IT
Rauf Denktash was a DOUCHE who escaped with his family to Turkey during the 74 fighting
Shows how he could care less about the Turkish Cypriots
Observer

Limassol, Cyprus

#8 Feb 4, 2013
"Sultan Suleyman"
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What make you think you will get a better deal?

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What makes you think there is aplan worse than the Anan plan?
Tc In London

Loughton, UK

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Greek wrote:
<quoted text> Good thing oil and gas were'nt part of the referendum plan Turkey would have gotten ALL OF IT
Rauf Denktash was a DOUCHE who escaped with his family to Turkey during the 74 fighting
Shows how he could care less about the Turkish Cypriots
where did makarios run to in 1974???
Greek

Union, NJ

#10 Feb 4, 2013
Tc In London wrote:
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where did makarios run to in 1974???
MALTA
You are comparing Makarios to Denktash?

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