Making Cyprus whole again

Feb 12, 2014 Full story: Jerusalem Post 40

Unlike the agreed objective for resolving the Israel-Palestine dispute - a two-state solution - the final agreement for Cyprus aims to establish a unified national state.

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Richard streeter

Lakemba, Australia

#1 Feb 13, 2014
You are all in dreamtime. Leave well alone, if you have a so called unification it will be a political action only, the two sides have an historical enmity. Unification in the geopolitical sense will be the height of folly because as soon as the physical borders come down the problems will start all over again. The Greek Cypriots will demand their property in Northern Cyprus and the Turks will demand the same form of reparation. Old atrocities such as the massacres in 1963 until the Turkish invasion of 72 will boil to the surface and it will be on again. Be honest with each other. There is a deep seated hatred between these two nationalities, unification would be akin to pouring petrol on a bush fire. If you doubt my veracity, I would suggest you read (carefully) the various forums that debate this issue, they are deeply personal, Xenophobic and some downright racist. Remember it only took one person to start this in 1963 when he tried to negate the agreed Turkish rights under the Constitution of Cyprus, you only need the same type of person skulking behind the scene today and the conflagration will be unstoppable. The better agreement would be two separate States each recognising each others right to exist. I fear this is another Palestine. Think with your mind (knowledge) and not with your heart (Romance)
TRNC

London, UK

#2 Feb 13, 2014
Richard streeter wrote:
You are all in dreamtime. Leave well alone, if you have a so called unification it will be a political action only, the two sides have an historical enmity. Unification in the geopolitical sense will be the height of folly because as soon as the physical borders come down the problems will start all over again. The Greek Cypriots will demand their property in Northern Cyprus and the Turks will demand the same form of reparation. Old atrocities such as the massacres in 1963 until the Turkish invasion of 72 will boil to the surface and it will be on again. Be honest with each other. There is a deep seated hatred between these two nationalities, unification would be akin to pouring petrol on a bush fire. If you doubt my veracity, I would suggest you read (carefully) the various forums that debate this issue, they are deeply personal, Xenophobic and some downright racist. Remember it only took one person to start this in 1963 when he tried to negate the agreed Turkish rights under the Constitution of Cyprus, you only need the same type of person skulking behind the scene today and the conflagration will be unstoppable. The better agreement would be two separate States each recognising each others right to exist. I fear this is another Palestine. Think with your mind (knowledge) and not with your heart (Romance)
100% agree bravoooo
Greeks are funny thatway

London, UK

#3 Feb 13, 2014
Richard streeter wrote:
You are all in dreamtime. Leave well alone, if you have a so called unification it will be a political action only, the two sides have an historical enmity. Unification in the geopolitical sense will be the height of folly because as soon as the physical borders come down the problems will start all over again. The Greek Cypriots will demand their property in Northern Cyprus and the Turks will demand the same form of reparation. Old atrocities such as the massacres in 1963 until the Turkish invasion of 72 will boil to the surface and it will be on again. Be honest with each other. There is a deep seated hatred between these two nationalities, unification would be akin to pouring petrol on a bush fire. If you doubt my veracity, I would suggest you read (carefully) the various forums that debate this issue, they are deeply personal, Xenophobic and some downright racist. Remember it only took one person to start this in 1963 when he tried to negate the agreed Turkish rights under the Constitution of Cyprus, you only need the same type of person skulking behind the scene today and the conflagration will be unstoppable. The better agreement would be two separate States each recognising each others right to exist. I fear this is another Palestine. Think with your mind (knowledge) and not with your heart (Romance)
I think it will be a different ball game this time round. Greek Cypriot and Athens desire for enosis ls no longer a desire that was dealt with in 1974.
today majority Cypriots Turkish or Greek want Cyprus united somehow.
and
Vatican

United States

#4 Feb 14, 2014
I ve think that cyprus shouldn,t never join the north part of it.
2halfs

London, UK

#5 Feb 14, 2014
Cyprus will remain 2 half's
Richard streeter

Concord, Australia

#6 Feb 23, 2014
Richard streeter wrote:
You are all in dreamtime. Leave well alone, if you have a so called unification it will be a political action only, the two sides have an historical enmity. Unification in the geopolitical sense will be the height of folly because as soon as the physical borders come down the problems will start all over again. The Greek Cypriots will demand their property in Northern Cyprus and the Turks will demand the same form of reparation. Old atrocities such as the massacres in 1963 until the Turkish invasion of 72 will boil to the surface and it will be on again. Be honest with each other. There is a deep seated hatred between these two nationalities, unification would be akin to pouring petrol on a bush fire. If you doubt my veracity, I would suggest you read (carefully) the various forums that debate this issue, they are deeply personal, Xenophobic and some downright racist. Remember it only took one person to start this in 1963 when he tried to negate the agreed Turkish rights under the Constitution of Cyprus, you only need the same type of person skulking behind the scene today and the conflagration will be unstoppable. The better agreement would be two separate States each recognising each others right to exist. I fear this is another Palestine. Think with your mind (knowledge) and not with your heart (Romance)
For those of you who denote that I do not have a clue. I was one of the first soldiers to enter Cyprus in Christmas 63, I witnessed the pogrom against the Turks first hand, I help dig out the bodies at Ayios Vassilious (I think that is the spelling)near Kyrenia and many other villages in and around Kyrenia, I was at Limassol when the Greeks attacked the Turks etc etc so please don't tell me I do not have a clue!
Zak

Cyprus

#7 Feb 24, 2014
Richard.
As a member of a country which tried to systematically wipe out the entire Aborigonal race,(The real Australians) by poisoning their water supplies, and treating their children as pets,I hardly think you are in a position to offer advise to anybody!
How about giving Tasmania back to the Aboriginees as a gestrure of goodwill and to shoe repentence??
PAUL SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#8 Feb 24, 2014
.....well..Cyprus and Israel.......Oil,..Gas.....nat ural gas...eh....$$$$..joy..yada u u....eh
Richard streeter

Hurstville, Australia

#9 Mar 25, 2014
Dear Zak, If you had a half a brain you would not jump to unspecified conclusions (please check your spelling) I served with the British Army I am an Englishman living in Australia. The aboriginal (correct spelling) population has not been wiped out, indeed they and their history are part and parcel of our educational system. I as a teacher have been involved in their education for many years. The advice that I am offering is that of sociological and political concepts, and not those riven with political correctness. The Turks detest the Greeks and vice versa, the friendships in Cyprus as suggested by politicians and dreamers is as thin as veneer and much more delicate. I fear for the Turks if unification in Cyprus (which is an oxymoron) ever comes to pass.
Cyprus United

United States

#10 Mar 25, 2014
Richard streeter wrote:
You are all in dreamtime. Leave well alone, if you have a so called unification it will be a political action only, the two sides have an historical enmity. Unification in the geopolitical sense will be the height of folly because as soon as the physical borders come down the problems will start all over again. The Greek Cypriots will demand their property in Northern Cyprus and the Turks will demand the same form of reparation. Old atrocities such as the massacres in 1963 until the Turkish invasion of 72 will boil to the surface and it will be on again. Be honest with each other. There is a deep seated hatred between these two nationalities, unification would be akin to pouring petrol on a bush fire. If you doubt my veracity, I would suggest you read (carefully) the various forums that debate this issue, they are deeply personal, Xenophobic and some downright racist. Remember it only took one person to start this in 1963 when he tried to negate the agreed Turkish rights under the Constitution of Cyprus, you only need the same type of person skulking behind the scene today and the conflagration will be unstoppable. The better agreement would be two separate States each recognising each others right to exist. I fear this is another Palestine. Think with your mind (knowledge) and not with your heart (Romance)
You are obviously a prisoner of the past propaganda.
Cyprus will be United and All Cypriots will get along just fine.
You, however, is better if you stay with the Aboriginis.
lol

Toronto, Canada

#11 Mar 25, 2014
Turkey made a big mistake for not taking over entire Cyprus.
TRNC

London, UK

#12 Mar 25, 2014
Cyprus United wrote:
<quoted text>
You are obviously a prisoner of the past propaganda.
Cyprus will be United and All Cypriots will get along just fine.
You, however, is better if you stay with the Aboriginis.
in ur dream.....who wants to friend with murderer. Pissss offff
TRNC

London, UK

#13 Mar 25, 2014
lol wrote:
Turkey made a big mistake for not taking over entire Cyprus.
agree hopefully soon
Nick the Greek

Ilford, UK

#14 Mar 26, 2014
CYPRUS is a Hellenic Island Nation...home to some Minorities. It has always been this way form since antiquity.

There are no more good or valid reasons for Turkey to be keeping >40,000 foot soldiers on EU soil. The West see things differently now!
Richard streeter

Leichhardt, Australia

#15 Mar 26, 2014
Dear Cyprus United,
Thank you for your cryptic and grammatically incorrect assumptions. Your first line, I hesitate to call it a sentence, assumes that I have only the knowledge of the 'Ancien Regime' and that my knowledge is from 'propaganda'. I repeat my knowledge is from first hand acquaintance with the activities in Cyprus. I served in 1963/64 and in 2002. You do not need 'the' it is redundant. Your second assumption is based on what evidence? You do not need a capital for United (sic) it is a common noun, you do not use a capital for 'All'(sic) it is an adjective of quantity and 'just fine' is not an observable fact just another assumption.'You'(sic) is also redundant as the reader has already been identified, you need to use 'it is' as the word 'it' is the grammatical structure of a clause, finally it is aborigines (note this is also a common noun).
TRNC

London, UK

#16 Mar 26, 2014
Nick the Greek wrote:
CYPRUS is a Hellenic Island Nation...home to some Minorities. It has always been this way form since antiquity.
There are no more good or valid reasons for Turkey to be keeping >40,000 foot soldiers on EU soil. The West see things differently now!
........they don't need to go anywhere there home ...we don't need permission from u . long live turkish republic of northern cyprus
greek

Irvington, NJ

#17 Mar 26, 2014
TRNC wrote:
<quoted text> ........they don't need to go anywhere there home ...we don't need permission from u . long live turkish republic of northern cyprus
You will never get into the EU then,see who gets the last laugh
TRNC

London, UK

#18 Mar 27, 2014
greek wrote:
<quoted text>
You will never get into the EU then,see who gets the last laugh
even u lots wants get out off euro as soon as u pay what u owe to them .....we r better off with out eu. we doing fine......trnc...
greek

Irvington, NJ

#19 Mar 27, 2014
TRNC wrote:
<quoted text> even u lots wants get out off euro as soon as u pay what u owe to them .....we r better off with out eu. we doing fine......trnc...
Ever try reading a Turkish Newspaper?
Cyprus United

United States

#20 Mar 28, 2014
Richard streeter wrote:
Dear Cyprus United,
Thank you for your cryptic and grammatically incorrect assumptions. Your first line, I hesitate to call it a sentence, assumes that I have only the knowledge of the 'Ancien Regime' and that my knowledge is from 'propaganda'. I repeat my knowledge is from first hand acquaintance with the activities in Cyprus. I served in 1963/64 and in 2002. You do not need 'the' it is redundant. Your second assumption is based on what evidence? You do not need a capital for United (sic) it is a common noun, you do not use a capital for 'All'(sic) it is an adjective of quantity and 'just fine' is not an observable fact just another assumption.'You'(sic) is also redundant as the reader has already been identified, you need to use 'it is' as the word 'it' is the grammatical structure of a clause, finally it is aborigines (note this is also a common noun).
I am definitely dealing with a person that has low self esteem and probably many unresolved psychological issues.
I forgive you.
You represent what's wrong with Cyprus along with ELAM.
However, you will not succeed. When the USA/EU are involved and they want a Cyprus United, you are as insignificant as tits on a boar.

Good luck to you and I hope you find internal peace.

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