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TALKS ARE DUE TO START WITH THE EU ON ADAPTATION

Postby halil » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:22 pm

Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer has said that the European Union is now face to face with concrete proof of the fact that the Greek Cypriot Administration has been following an intransigent and dominating policy against the Turkish Cypriot side.The Premier stressed that this policy is clearly contradicting with the EU principles.Mr Soyer, who has held a series of contacts in Brussels recently, made an evaluation of his visit to the capital of the EU to the BRT newsroom.
Evaluating his latest contacts in Brussels which were aimed at holding discussions on the EU Regulations of Direct Trade and Green Line, Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer said that they also held a series of contacts with the team of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn at a technical level.

Mr. Soyer informed that Mr. Rehn’s team presented the Turkish Cypriot delegation a proposal which envisaged the start of negotiations between the Turkish Cypriot side and the Bloc on adaptation to be held under 12 chapters.

The Prime Minister stated that agreement was reached on starting these
negotiations in the coming month.

Underlining the importance of this development, the Premier said the Turkish Cypriot side will be working on ways of implementing its regulations prepared in line with the work on EU adaptation.

Ferdi Sabit Soyer noted that 12 chapters are about preparing the administrative body of the Turkish Cypriot side for adaptation with the EU, adding that this will be a joint work to be carried by Turkish Cypriot officials and those from the EU.

Prime Minister Soyer stated that the offer from Olli Rhen’s team came as a result of the fact that the EU officials have now come to realize that the Greek Cypriot Administration is working to prevent the Turkish Cypriot side from reaching the EU standards.

Also touching upon the solution process on the island during his interview to the BRT newsroom, Mr Soyer underlined the need for taking necessary actions in line with the Turkish Cypriot side’s decisive stance towards reaching a settlement in Cyprus.

He pointed out that the Greek Cypriot side is disturbed to see such developments in the Turkish Cypriot side and it has been in convulsion since the UN Secretary-General presented his report to the Security Council which stressed the need for removing the international isolation imposed on the Turkish Cypriot People.

Explaining that the Greek Cypriot Side worked with Russia to object to that part of Ban Ki-Moon’s report, the Premier said the Greek Cypriot Administration used the decision to be taken on the situation in Kosovo as a tool against the EU’s communication with the Turkish Cypriot side.

He added that the Greek Cypriot side also caused pressure within the Bloc to cancel his scheduled meeting with Olli Rehn.

`These attempts might be seen as successful in the short term but these in fact cause reactions against the intransigent policy of the Greek Cypriot side from the international community and world politics` Mr Soyer added.
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Postby boomerang » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:57 am

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The Premier stressed that this policy is clearly contradicting with the EU principles


Yeah I know what he means...Why don't the GC accept ETHNIC CLEANSING is beyond me...It correctly contradicts EU principles, doesn't it effendi?
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Postby observer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:00 pm

I think it might help if people stopped using emotionally charged language.

In 1974 there was an agreed exchange of populations.

If you don't like that, then if you insist that the majority of GCs were ethnically cleansed from the North, it must follow that the majority of TCs were ethnically cleansed from the South.
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Postby boomerang » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:10 pm

Is this what you are gonna tell the Europeans...It was an exchange of population?...Oh thats gonna work...It work for loizidou didn't it?

and what at gun point?...even the ones that prefered to stay you made sure they sooner than later donated their ancestral lands...with all their rights intact, right?

Oh yes and I do like the way you put it...Exchange of populations...Is this the new spin now? :lol:

WHy not go a step further and call a spade a spade...atleast be honest with your self...It was wrong and turkey should have re-enstated the constitution...This would have been behind us now...
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Postby Piratis » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:26 pm

Prime Minister Boomerang is right.

There was nothing "agreed" about the illegal invasion, occupation of 1/3rd of our country and the stealing of our properties.

What happened was a textbook case of ethnic cleansing, in the effort of Turkey to create a pure Turkish country on land that belongs to Greek Cypriots.
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Postby observer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:26 pm

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Is this what you are gonna tell the Europeans...It was an exchange of population?...Oh thats gonna work...It work for loizidou didn't it?

and what at gun point?...even the ones that prefered to stay you made sure they sooner than later donated their ancestral lands...with all their rights intact, right?

Oh yes and I do like the way you put it...Exchange of populations...Is this the new spin now?

WHy not go a step further and call a spade a spade...atleast be honest with your self...It was wrong and turkey should have re-enstated the constitution...This would have been behind us now...


No new spin. Merely a recognition of what actually happened.

Using neutral language, GCs left the North, TCs left the South.

Using more realistic language, GCs were expelled from the North, TCs were expelled from the South.

Using a phrase that had not been invented in 1974, GCs were ethnically cleansed from the North, TCs were ethnically cleansed from the South.

However you write it, the same thing happened to GCs and TCs.

A spade is a spade, a shovel is a shovel, and an earth moving tool is an earth moving tool.
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Postby boomerang » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:29 pm

Using more realistic language, GCs were expelled from the North, TCs were expelled from the South.


tcs were given a choice...they left on their own accord...I would have done the same don't get me wrong but they had a choice...

The gcs either way you look at it didn't have a choice...and after the agreement you did your best, not you personally, to eradicated them...
So please do not compare apples and oranges...
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Postby observer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:30 pm

... and as for Turkey reinstating the constitution (torn up by the GCs in 1963!), the leaders of both communities, Clerides and Denktas, both independently issued statements saying that the 1960 constitution was dead, and that they would work for a new constitution based on a BBF.

No one wanted to revert to the 1960 constitution.
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Postby boomerang » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:34 pm

The point is it wasn't up to turkey to decide by way of force...Turkey was a guarantor...And this why we had guarantors...in case shit hit the fan as it did...


Personally, turkey made a blunder...It would have been a different story had turkey stood by her signature...wouldn't you agree?
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Postby observer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:34 pm

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Using more realistic language, GCs were expelled from the North, TCs were expelled from the South.


Ah, the head working stronger than the heart? It often gets better results. I think it was Aesop (a Greek!) who wrote a story about the sun having a competition with the wind. If you don't know it, you can probably google it to find out who got the better results and why.
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