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Postby utu » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:25 am

The principal argument of the Turkish Cypriot populace is that they should be regarded as political equals. Now, given the demographics of the island, that is impossible, hence the lower house being reflective of the Greek majority on the island (and rightly so, which is what democracy is all about). The Senate would - however - as a blocking mechanism against discriminatory laws - be the "equalizer" all of the ethnic groups. After all, if the Turkish Cypriots do demand political equality, then the Armenian Cypriots, Marionite Cypriots, and Cypriot citizens of other nationalities deserve the same consideration. If the Turkish Cypriots subscribe to the concept of no ethnic group having control over the other, then they cannot then complain about the other groups having the same privilige.
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Postby Viewpoint » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:36 pm

utu wrote:The principal argument of the Turkish Cypriot populace is that they should be regarded as political equals. Now, given the demographics of the island, that is impossible, hence the lower house being reflective of the Greek majority on the island (and rightly so, which is what democracy is all about). The Senate would - however - as a blocking mechanism against discriminatory laws - be the "equalizer" all of the ethnic groups. After all, if the Turkish Cypriots do demand political equality, then the Armenian Cypriots, Marionite Cypriots, and Cypriot citizens of other nationalities deserve the same consideration. If the Turkish Cypriots subscribe to the concept of no ethnic group having control over the other, then they cannot then complain about the other groups having the same privilige.


The smaller communities threw their lot in with the GCs and relinquished any community rights we did not and therefore will defend our right as equal partners in a new structure.
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Postby boulio » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:23 pm

whats good for the goose is good for the gander v/p.dont like when others get what you advocate.
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Postby Viewpoint » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:08 pm

boulio wrote:whats good for the goose is good for the gander v/p.dont like when others get what you advocate.


What are you on about?
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Postby boulio » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:37 pm

its a saying here in the USwhat you want for yourself she also be good and right foir others"you want political equality every communinty in cyprus should have it.
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Postby Viewpoint » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:39 pm

boulio wrote:its a saying here in the USwhat you want for yourself she also be good and right foir others"you want political equality every communinty in cyprus should have it.


They surrendered their rights to the GCs, we did not and will never do that.
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Postby boulio » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:46 pm

really they minorities were represented at zurich in 1959 when they gave there rights away?do you have any information on that?
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Postby Viewpoint » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:07 am

boulio wrote:really they minorities were represented at zurich in 1959 when they gave there rights away?do you have any information on that?


Ask Piratis your resident guru.
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Postby wyoming cowboy » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:24 am

The only thing that will guarantee a genuine solution to Cyprus is goodwill. No amount of troops or treaties of guarantee will do anything, if both sides have the goodwill to sign a peace agreement then there will be peace. Furthermore for there to be a lasting peace agreement there needs to be a democracy, where one man has one vote, none of this baloney where if you are Greek cyp you cannot own or buy property in the north, or the other one if you are Greek cyp you cannot appeal your court case higher then the Tc supreme court...the solution needs to be fair. The Tc have to accept that they will have me as their neighbor loud music and loud parties..and if i want to speak i can say anything i want, even to the point where i insult turkishness, no article 301 on cyprus. or even insult greekness,,freedom of speech should be prevalent
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Postby boulio » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:52 am

Ask Piratis your resident guru.


you keep mentioning that the communities gave up there rights to the g/c,do you have any links to state that?
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