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Postby Greekster91 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:39 pm

I still don't understand, how come they shut down the whole city even to their own people? From what i hear the city was a modern city at the time.

In my opinion i don't think I will ever understand the Varosha issue
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Postby Andros » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:32 pm

Greekster91,

The shutting down of the Varosha even to their (Turkish Cypriots) people is extremely suspect. In my opinion, I believe that it must have come from a "higher" directive, as the area also had "International" interests!

As we know, although the Varosha had the "Lordos and Grecian" hotels, and etc, etc, it also had hotels belonging to the Hilton and other international hotel groups. Therefore, I believe that the directive involving its complete closure lies deeper than our average tit-for-tat understanding of the matter.

In actual fact, I believe that Turkey couldn't settle then after 1974, or even ever be able to settle any Turkish Cypriots or make claims to it.

Let's look at it in terms of Turkey's point of view - for Turkey to have NOT settled anyone in the Varosha area, especially in 1974, when times were financially hard for them, the directive must have been part of a very calculated plan!!!!!!

I know I am just speculating here - but, I believe Turkey never planned on the "Federated Turkish Cypriot State" being REJECTED as part of an Annan Style Confederation!!!! Know-what-I-mean? Where, it's funny how the Varosha was gladly included in the "Confederal two-inter-state" Annan Plan in 2004!

This is why I am beginning to perhaps favour a more "Agreed Partition" formula than a Federal one, as, according to the latest press reports from the Turkish Cypriots, President Christofias' stance on a "Pure" Cypriot no-inter-state federal outlook may easily turn into Turkey's Annan Style outlook! Look at what Clerides used to say, and then look at how swiftly he said Yes to the Annan Plan idea.

remember - President Christofias is a politician at the end of the day, and politicians take risks, and compromise. I personally think that President Christofias, if he's not pushed by the people, will also present us with a Annan Style Federated states formula - including all of its blackmail from the international community about the so-called recognition of the "TRNC" if we say "No" again. The Varosha, ulitmately, will be included in this plan - otherwise, and only in Turkey's point of view, what was the point of them keeping it for all those decades and years if they were planning to "Purely" unify with us again?

Again, the Cyprus issue takes its confussing and complex turn.
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Postby CanDiaz » Thu May 22, 2008 12:02 pm

Great thread, wish it had more links & picture's.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Thu May 22, 2008 6:21 pm

Varosha is a card for Girne.
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