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Postby Dionysiou » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:03 pm

Fellas, i'm here because i'm interested in living in cyprus.

My father is cypriot by birth but we live in autralia. Am i still a citizen?

I hear that military service is compulsory over there, do i qualify?

Any general advice?
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Postby Sotos » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:04 pm

You are not a citizen but you can easily get the citizenship. If you come to live in Cyprus you will have to serve in the army but how long you will serve will depend on your age. Probably 3 - 6 months.
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Postby Cap » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:08 pm

Megale, come for a trial 'holiday' first. Come check it out and then decide.
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Postby Bananiot » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Sound advice Cap.
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:48 pm

Military service is not to be entered into lightly because the 1 Million belligerent Turkish troops are ready to strike at any time! Be sure you love Cyprus with all your heart and mind before you give up the safety net of shark-infested Oz seas and beer bloated ex-Brits. :D
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Postby Dionysiou » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:37 am

I'm not patriotic, I just need a change of pace. I'm 20 and military service isn't an issue, as long as it's no deskjob. I could come for a holiday first but i know i won't. I'll just rock up and hopefully they put me into service ASAP. If they give me food, water and a bed thats it! Thats a bloody holiday in my mind. During which time i can reflect on what my next move will be.
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Postby PC Bubble » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:17 am

Don't bother .

Even though you have South Cyprus parentage you will be classified as a 'Charlie' and not received well. The cost of living is very high as we are in the Eurozone and the country will be bankrupt very soon.

Those nasty Turks are going to invade any day now so keep well away.
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Postby Kankouros » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:12 pm

Yea especially that 6 months worth of military service.....

you'll become a professional 8alamofilaka and painter

It wasn't that bad for me i guess.... :cry: :roll:
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Postby AEKTZIS » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:04 pm

Dionysiou, go for it. Why not? Who cares if you'll be called a Charlie; the people that say that are ignorant idiots. It is really honourable that you are keen to do the military service. It is the LEAST we can do as Cypriots to honour our country, after so many gave their lives to defend this land. I find it disgusting that about 30-40% of Cypriot youngsters avoid the military service by pretending to be mentally handicapped and receiving an exemption.
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Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:20 am

Conscription is a form of slavery! Mlitary service should be voluntary.
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