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Postby CBBB » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:40 pm

observer wrote:Thank you Halil, but this is not what I was after. I could produce isolated reports of people being shot in the North, in the South, in London, in New York, or any other large enough area. But the average citizen of the North, the South, London ... etc. rarely sees a crime despite newspaper reports everywhere.

In my opinion Cyprus (N & S) is very peaceful and as close to crime-free as anywhere as you are likely to find.

My point was about Dutch tourists being abducted, as claimed by Oracle, and never heard of again. I have never heard of this (nor has Google) and I think that had this happened not only would it have been front page news in Cyprus, where even stolen cep phones make the paper, the world would still be making a big fuss if 'they have not been heard of since'.

There's enough crap available about the Cyprus problem without having to invent more.
I agree with you observer, but here is a link about the Dutch tourists.

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=20071
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Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:21 pm

There is a difference between being arrested and being abducted. What abdication has to do with it I don't know!
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Postby Oracle » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:32 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:There is a difference between being arrested and being abducted. What abdication has to do with it I don't know!


I did of course mean to write abducted. I think I must have hit the "i" (next to the "u") and the spell checker must have switched from abdicted to abdicated. Interesting!

I know I meant abducted and not merely "arrested" because I was thinking that although they had initially been arrested as you say, the fact that we have not heard about their fate since, may have prompted someone to deny they have been effectively abducted, and updated us on what has indeed happened to them.
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Postby Mom » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:05 pm

Thank you all for your responses and I will have a long talk to her about safety and to make sure she is always with a group of others when going to far from the college. I know she has a 13 day tour of Europe planned through the program and just wanted to make sure there was no major problems that I should be aware of.
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Postby wallace » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:15 pm

Mom wrote:Thank you all for your responses and I will have a long talk to her about safety and to make sure she is always with a group of others when going to far from the college. I know she has a 13 day tour of Europe planned through the program and just wanted to make sure there was no major problems that I should be aware of.


One major problem you should be aware o. Tell her not to ride a bicycle. Riding bicycles in Cyprus poses the biggest danger of all :lol: :lol:
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Postby wallace » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:16 pm

Mom wrote:Thank you all for your responses and I will have a long talk to her about safety and to make sure she is always with a group of others when going to far from the college. I know she has a 13 day tour of Europe planned through the program and just wanted to make sure there was no major problems that I should be aware of.


One major problem you should be aware o. Tell her not to ride a bicycle. Riding bicycles in Cyprus poses the biggest danger of all :lol: :lol:
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Postby halil » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 pm

Mom wrote:Thank you all for your responses and I will have a long talk to her about safety and to make sure she is always with a group of others when going to far from the college. I know she has a 13 day tour of Europe planned through the program and just wanted to make sure there was no major problems that I should be aware of.


Mom,
best advise u can get from your own embassy or foreign office in your country about Cyprus .

Please believe me nothing to worry about her . Let her to discover the island with her friends . As long as she chooses good friends there will be no problem MOM .

As u know this is same at everywhere .

I am not a mother but i have 2 kids which they are studying at University .
We always do our best advises for them .
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Postby observer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:54 am

CBBB wrote:
observer wrote:Thank you Halil, but this is not what I was after. I could produce isolated reports of people being shot in the North, in the South, in London, in New York, or any other large enough area. But the average citizen of the North, the South, London ... etc. rarely sees a crime despite newspaper reports everywhere.

In my opinion Cyprus (N & S) is very peaceful and as close to crime-free as anywhere as you are likely to find.

My point was about Dutch tourists being abducted, as claimed by Oracle, and never heard of again. I have never heard of this (nor has Google) and I think that had this happened not only would it have been front page news in Cyprus, where even stolen cep phones make the paper, the world would still be making a big fuss if 'they have not been heard of since'.

There's enough crap available about the Cyprus problem without having to invent more.
I agree with you observer, but here is a link about the Dutch tourists.

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=20071


Thanks CBBB (or may I just call you C?)

Obviously a non-event. There are enough warning signs up around military places saying in pictures and words "no photographs" that whether it's sensible to ban taking photographs or not, anyone taking photographs runs something of a risk of getting into trouble - rather like running a red light at night when there is no other traffic and you think there are no police around.

From the experience of a non-Cypriot friend who was taking photographs close to, though not of, a military area, the police came, interviewed him for about half an hour then told him not to do it again. They didn't even take the film from the camera.

I think something like this probably happened here. "They have not been heared of again" because there is no story to report.
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