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Churches Are Making Politics?

How can we solve it? (keep it civilized)

Postby antonis » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:43 am

I'm not sure what you mean by we "ghettoed" these people... It's true that these people live mainly together and they tend to live in places where not many T/Cs would choose to live. This is only natural though because these people are the lower class of people in Turkey, and their main objective in Cyprus is to work and earn money for their relatives both in Cyprus and back in Turkey. So it's not surprising that they form the lower class of the community in the north and they live in low class places.


No! I never mentioned Nazis, the verb existed even before them. Here's the entry in Oxford Dictionary.

"an isolated or segregated group, community, or area"

In any case the description you gave matches exactly the use of the verb. And this is exactly what I oppose. NEVER should a part of ANY society be marked as "lower class" and left to segregate from the rest. The society should try to support these people, treat them as equal and give them equal opportunities. At the same time they will have to face the same challenges and conform with the rest...

This is way out of our discussion though... or is it?
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Postby Greek Cypriot » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:05 am

First of all I have to say that I have nothing personal against settlers. I am sure most of them are simple people that came to Cyprus looking for a better future.
However, Cyprus is not the US. We are a small island with a very small small population. This settlers, as metecyp said, are very different from Turkish Cypriots. When you bring them here to such a huge numbers the democraphics of the country change.

I think that the ones that got married with a TC can stay. The same can be for the ones that were born here and trully feel that they are Cypriots first and then anything else.
The rest of them should be given some kind of compensation by Turkey and go to settle to some area in Turkey.

I support an upper limit for people from Turkey and also people from Greece, it's only fair.


if you limit the people from Turkey to the number of people from Greece that currently live in Cyprus then most settlers will have to leave. Here we have a lot more British, Russians, Sri Lakies and Arabs than Greeks. Their number is insignificant, and most of the ones we have are either married with Cypriots, or working for the army.
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Postby metecyp » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:15 am

NEVER should a part of ANY society be marked as "lower class" and left to segregate from the rest. The society should try to support these people, treat them as equal and give them equal opportunities. At the same time they will have to face the same challenges and conform with the rest...

It's a well known fact that different social and economic levels exist in every society including T/C community. It's been like that for centuries and it'll always be like that. So, nobody is labelling these people on purpose as lower class, like Hitler did to Jews. But economically and socially, these people are in the low-class, that's a fact. We didn't make them low-class and we don't wish them to stay that way, and we don't exclude them from any opportunities. Actually they have much higher chances to get higher ranks in the biggest industry (i.e. army!) in the north than an ordinary T/C.
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