Icarus wrote: samarkeolog wrote: Oracle wrote:
samarkeolog wrote: .. Now, do you have any evidence for your claims of earthquakes, and village-erasing "weather"?
I didn't make any claims, since I was not the one blaming the RoC/GCs of "razing" Mosques.
But, I was trying to determine what evidence you
had which drew you to make the accusations. It surmised that you were making assumptions, without evidence; or at the least, addressing other possibilities.
It's very Confucian to assume that both 'sides' must always be equal in their wrongdoings.
What is it when you assume one side is blameless and the other is responsible for everything?
Because Cyprus is still occupied after 35 years. GC's are prevented from returning to their homes and Turkey is solely responsible for this.
Those that cling on to the past are usually those that want to justify the Turkish invasion.And it also appears that you recognise the legitimacy of the "TRNC", through your posts.
No, I don't.
It appears that you have done much research on TC buildings and villages that were destroyed, but not nearly enough about the complete desecration of GC villages and antiquities. Why are you so one sided?
Greek Cypriots call me a Turk-lover; Turkish Cypriots call me a Greek-lover. The only people who've ever said it in a nice way were Kurds; they recognised me as a Kurd-lover.
I have put up photo blogs of more Turkish Cypriot villages than I have Greek Cypriot villages because more Turkish Cypriot villages were destroyed.
As far as I can remember, I haven't put up any blogs or posts about individual churches or mosques.
The destruction of churches is an internationally-known crime, with huge amounts of documentation in books, on film, in photographs, on the internet; the destruction of mosques and villages is not. And only rabid Turkish nationalists deny the destruction of Greek Cypriot churches. But lots of people do not know, or know but deny, what happened to Turkish Cypriot mosques and villages.
My work does achieve balance. When I finish my PhD, I can send you a PDF of the thesis, and you can see for yourself.
I spent six months in northern Cyprus, visiting churches and villages, talking to enclaved Greek Cypriots, Kurdish workers, anti-nationalist Turkish settlers. Try looking at Rizokarpaso: cultural heritage and community
I would have stayed longer, but, as I have mentioned before, and on this thread, I was under surveillance; I, my flat, my computer and my fieldwork notes were searched; I, my friends, informants and strangers were questioned. So I left, before they caused any more trouble for the people they had been questioning, and before they took my photographs or notes.
But you have also made some invalid assumptions about the graffiti on some of these buildings, which really raises some questions about the validity of some of your research.
I will answer your other post shortly.
I didn't make assumptions. I spoke with someone, on the island, who had worked with the British forces, and he told me what the military graffiti meant; but he was wrong, and when I repeated it, I was wrong.
You shouldn't assume
that Oracle's interpretation of what I have said and done is correct.
You can visit the villages I've talked about. You can see them for yourself. You can make up your own mind if all of these Turkish Cypriot villages were washed away in the rain like Oracle thinks, or whether some, few, Greek Cypriots, might be nationalistic and violent and might sometimes do bad things.