Oracle wrote:Icarus wrote:denizaksulu wrote:Icarus wrote:denizaksulu wrote:Icarus wrote:samarkeolog wrote:Icarus wrote:samarkeolog wrote:Get Real! wrote:The Turkish Cypriots should be given an ultimatum to repair all the churches within a reasonable period of time or Tekke turned into a pig sty.
Fair & square is the way I like it…
Fair and square: the Greek Cypriots should also be given the same amount of time to repair all of the mosques. But what will they do about the ones they razed to the ground?
I presume you want the Turkish Cypriots to rebuild the Church of Panagia Apagou in Khelones and the Church of Agia Katerina in Gerani.
So, presumably, the Greek Cypriots should also rebuild the mosques in Kidasi, Phalia, Goshi, Ktima Paphos, Deneia, Flasou, Korakou, Loukrounou, Fasli, Magounda...? (And I list those mosques because they're the ones documented by the bicommunal Cyprus Temples project, so you can't dismiss it as propaganda.)
What deadline would you like?
Presenting only one community as the victim is untrue and unhelpful. Nationalist extremists on both sides have destroyed lives and communities. If you don't acknowledge that and do something about it, you will never rescue your country, or even your community, because extremism will thrive and innocent individuals and communities will continue to suffer. If you want your churches repaired, why don't you consider a paired project - repair one church, repair one mosque?
If you continue to tell the other community to repair your churches while you leave their mosques to decay, and when you have destroyed so many mosques that are now not ruins, but archaeological sites under the soil, you will achieve nothing.
I have seen many mosques in the Republic of Cyprus in a very good state of repair. I can't say the same about Greek Orthodox Churches and cemeteries.
How much time is required recovering all Cypriot Antiquities and Byzantine Icons?
http://www.savingantiquities.org/featur ... sicons.php
http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules. ... t&sid=4964
http://www.museum-security.org/cyprus-a ... n-rijn.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/01/world ... wanted=all
http://www.hri.org/Cyprus/Cyprus_Proble ... tion2.html
Less time would be required if the Republic of Cyprus did not buy back stolen antiquities from the market. A lot of the money goes to the Grey Wolves and the Turkish Deep State and bankrolls their continued looting and destruction.
This is the most ridiculous statement.
Firstly, I am not sure as to the lengths the Republic of Cyprus is going to in order retrieve stolen antiquities and precious artifacts.
But if they are trying to buy there stolen artifacts, then I do not blame them. National heritage is a very important thing, and I am sure that many of these items are priceless to all Cypriots.
But surely, if stolen artifacts are found overseas, then these artifacts would be returned to their rightful owners by the authorities, free of charge. This is what usually happens when stolen goods are found by law enforcement agencies. They are eventually returned!
The Elgin Marbles should be returned to their rightful owners. So should the Temple of Bergamon in the Berlin Museum.
Yes they should also be returned.
However, you can never compare the Elgin Marbles with the complete and systematic eradication of Greek Cypriot inheritance from the lands they were ethnically cleansed from by brute force. Greek Cypriot heritage has been plundered by Turkish invaders, and many priceless icons and antiquities have been pawned by Turkish Racqueteer criminal elements.
You are comparing the Elgin Marbles, which is itself wrong, to the elimination of Greek Cypriot heritage which is the most despicable war crime of altering the island's character and and destroying our heritage.
Turkey should be ashamed...
Agreed, wholeheartedly. The ethnic cleansing and the destruction you mentioned should never have happened - like many other things, like the 1974coup -which led to all this.
At last I found a video of the Temple/Altar of Pergamon. A very unexpected find. Tragic.
Why did you mention the Coup?
Is that some poor attempt in justifying the destruction of Greek Cypriot heritage?
The other day, Deniz tried to justify Turks selling girls to Arabs by quoting Plato ....
I do remember that thread...
Maybe he was having a blonde moment just like when he decided to water his donkey thus causing the Coup.....