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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Mapko » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:02 am

Hyder...arms that Cyprus had bought from Russia were not allowed to be stored on the island and the Greek Navy being repelled by the US Navy - all to allow the Turk Navy and Air Force to do to the island what they wanted. Also, the British Army defended the Turk C's enclaves and attacked Greek Cypriots with a force they couldn't do elsewhere. The Turk C's fought with the latest weaponry available anywhere, whereas the Greek Cypriots fought with old WWII weapons, shotguns and sticks. It seems that the Greek Cypriots paid the price of Britain's failure at the hands of many Middle Eastern countries that embarrassed them and the Asian countries that embarrassed the United States.

I've got to ask - who did the Brits and Americans guard?
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Lordo » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:02 am

Do you actually believe what you write. tcs had the latest weaponry? you must be joking. greek cypriots had 10,000 greek soldiers with full nato weaponry you nutter. get your facts right.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:10 am

Turkey had been arming itself for this invasion for decades. It has ONE million soldiers/reserves - the second largest army in the world. With what shameless cowardly innards can any Turk complain? This was the most unmatched in manpower/gun-power invasion in the history of mankind.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Maximus » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Lordo wrote:Do you actually believe what you write. tcs had the latest weaponry? you must be joking. greek cypriots had 10,000 greek soldiers with full nato weaponry you nutter. get your facts right.


This is rubbish,

My father was born in the mid 50's, when he came of age to do his military sevice he told me they barely had a gun, they where sharing antique weaponry amongst themselves.

The only thing I learned from my father, about Cyprus was that it was very very hard and the country was very very poor.

If he was lucky, he went to bed with his stomach filled with some bread, olives and a raw onion. I can only image what the standard of living was like for many in the years prior.

Anyway, back to the topic.

I think that learning Turkish is a big waste of time, for now. If Cyprus and Turkey recognised each other and you live in Cyprus, it may be a good move to learn Turkish for business, but for now, you may as well learn Swahili.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Lordo » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:12 pm

so how well were the 10,000 greek soldiers armed? did they not bring their weapons when they arrived.

as to which language to learn I would suggest mandarin. now that will help you. learning turkish cypriot is pointless. the trade between the two communities has not changed in 8 years.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Hyder » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:06 pm

Mapko wrote:Hyder...arms that Cyprus had bought from Russia were not allowed to be stored on the island and the Greek Navy being repelled by the US Navy - all to allow the Turk Navy and Air Force to do to the island what they wanted. Also, the British Army defended the Turk C's enclaves and attacked Greek Cypriots with a force they couldn't do elsewhere. The Turk C's fought with the latest weaponry available anywhere, whereas the Greek Cypriots fought with old WWII weapons, shotguns and sticks. It seems that the Greek Cypriots paid the price of Britain's failure at the hands of many Middle Eastern countries that embarrassed them and the Asian countries that embarrassed the United States.

I've got to ask - who did the Brits and Americans guard?


The same people they continue to guard today with the SBAs obviously
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby B25 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:21 pm

SBAs are guarding jack shit. Britain fail to honour its signature on the guarantor agreement, period. Arsehole.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby humanist » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:30 pm

eisai malakas for putting up this thread not because your learning Turkish. I actually applaud you on that.
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