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Postby nietzschean » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi all,

I'm a diaspora Cypriot, just got my ID today. Happiest day of my life. I'm looking to do the mandatory national service with the next intake (January, I believe?) and hoped to hear from others in my position. My question:

I speak, read and write Greek reasonably well, but I can't call myself fluent (I'm working on it, round the clock). How big a problem is that likely to be? I also know a fair amount of Turkish from dealings with a sizeable Turkish population where I grew up (No, I am not Turkish). Will that be at all useful or is it the kind of thing you keep under wraps?

Hoping to hear from others who are doing or who have done this.

Cheers
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Re: Military service

Postby B25 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:51 pm

Turkish will be handy when they mae you a spy, in the mean time eep it quiet.
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Re: Military service

Postby CBBB » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:51 pm

B25 wrote:Turkish will be handy when they mae you a spy, in the mean time eep it quiet.


You got trouble with your "k" B25?
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Re: Military service

Postby Sotos » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:51 pm

The Turkish could be useful ... let them know when you sign up. Not need to tell the other soldiers about it. January is the time that high school drop-outs go to the army. Maybe it would be better to go next summer.
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Re: Military service

Postby nietzschean » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:11 am

Ok thanks for the advice.
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Re: Military service

Postby nietzschean » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:10 am

But what difference would it make?
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Re: Military service

Postby DT. » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:49 am

go in the summer mate....you'll be an alfas for the rest of your life if you go now.
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Re: Military service

Postby DrCyprus » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:51 am

nietzschean wrote:But what difference would it make?


You'll figure it out at your KEN. Especially when they make you sing 'TO TRAINAKI 3EKINAEI..'
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Re: Military service

Postby SKI-preo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:47 am

nietzschean wrote:Hi all,

I'm a diaspora Cypriot, just got my ID today. Happiest day of my life. I'm looking to do the mandatory national service with the next intake (January, I believe?) and hoped to hear from others in my position. My question:

I speak, read and write Greek reasonably well, but I can't call myself fluent (I'm working on it, round the clock). How big a problem is that likely to be? I also know a fair amount of Turkish from dealings with a sizeable Turkish population where I grew up (No, I am not Turkish). Will that be at all useful or is it the kind of thing you keep under wraps?

Hoping to hear from others who are doing or who have done this.

Cheers


Turkish language skills will be handy when Turkey takes the rest of Cyprus. Maybe you can even be one of their house niggers.
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Re: Military service

Postby SKI-preo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:54 am

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