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Le Pen In Cyprus

Postby Piratis » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:30 am

From Cyprus Mail:
POLITICAL parties and anti-racism groups have united in condemning the visit of Jean-Marie Le Pen to Cyprus next week.

The President of the French National Front is due in Cyprus on October 28 for a six-day visit. While on the island, Le Pen will be giving a presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, where he will talk about Turkish membership of the European Union, the Cyprus problem and its development inside the EU.

Yiannakis Omirou, leader of socialist party EDEK, yesterday told the Cyprus Mail that, “we strongly criticise Le Pen’s views and consider his ideas nationalistic. However, we are a free country so he is entitled to come here. I hope that he respects the political culture of our island, though and I don’t think that I’d be happy to meet him.”

Andros Kyprianou, secretary of international relations at communist party AKEL, said that, “we don’t share his political views and oppose them on a lot of issues. However, he can visit and freely express himself. So far, he hasn’t asked to meet with us, but if he did, we’d consider his request and see what issues we could discuss with him.”

But Doros Polycarpou, President of Action for Support, Equality and Anti-Racism (KISA), was more outspoken: “His visit is not welcome, but we have no option as he is visiting in a private capacity. We know what his views are and I believe his visit will be explosive, as his mixture of racism and nationalism is a very dangerous combination.

“He will most probably point out the danger of flooding Europe with Turkish migrants and will connect this with the Cyprus problem and use Cypriots’ sensitivities on the matter to gain support.

“We will try to persuade the hotel not to allow him use of their facilities and, in co-operation with other democratic organisations, we will attempt to organise a demonstration to his presentation.”

However, Elie Hatem, who is Le Pen’s diplomatic advisor, yesterday telephoned the Cyprus Mail from France, saying that, “we are not anticipating any local opposition as Mr Le Pen has always spoken favourably about Cyprus and defends the island’s position regarding the Turkish opposition. His first visit to Cyprus is a personal one and he will be in touch with some deputies and other personalities while there.”

An official at the French Embassy in Nicosia explained that, “since Mr Le Pen is a Member of European Parliament, it is therefore the responsibility of the EU representation in Cyprus to take care of him while he is on the island.”


Personally I don't understand the reaction AKEL and EDEK on this issue. Nobody told them they have to agree with Le Pen, but how can they be so hostile with somebody that supports our cause while at the same time they meet and are friendly with people that support the occupation, the violation of our human rights and the racist discriminations against us?

I think our politicians should stop acting so stupidly!
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Postby Sotos » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:34 am

Le Pen will be giving a presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, where he will talk about Turkish membership of the European Union, the Cyprus problem and its development inside the EU

Is this open to the public? It could be interesting :P Who knows. This guy might be the next PM of France :!:
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Re: Le Pen In Cyprus

Postby bg_turk » Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:51 pm

Piratis wrote:From Cyprus Mail:
Personally I don't understand the reaction AKEL and EDEK on this issue. Nobody told them they have to agree with Le Pen, but how can they be so hostile with somebody that supports our cause while at the same time they meet and are friendly with people that support the occupation, the violation of our human rights and the racist discriminations against us?

I think our politicians should stop acting so stupidly!


Le Pen doesn't support you because he cares about Cyprus and he sympahtises with your cause, he supports you because he is a racist and he hates turks.

If you are friendly to racist, and you close your eyes to their claims without criticism, then this makes you just another racist.

Are you willing to become a racist in order to unify your country?
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Postby cypezokyli » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:21 pm

i also dont see how he will support us. if we take lebens views we should live together with turks.
the fact that he doesnt support turkeys entry is also against us
if he is using cyprus to achieve his ends... it is also not in favos of us
in any case... who pays attention to these guys?
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Postby Piratis » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:22 pm

Le Pen doesn't support you because he cares about Cyprus and he sympahtises with your cause, he supports you because he is a racist and he hates turks.

And the ones that support Turkey do it because they love you???

If you are friendly to racist, and you close your eyes to their claims without criticism, then this makes you just another racist.

So why is Turkey so friendly to Bush, the new Hitler? Why they don't deny the US help? Even worst, why is Erdogan, Ecevit etc at least as racists as Le Pen is? Why do they demand and illegaly enforce the racist separation of Cypriots that has as a result the human rights violations of 100s of thousands of people?



Are you willing to become a racist in order to unify your country?

Who are racists are those that support the illegal separation of people in Cyprus based on their race. Thats not me. Thats you. True unification is exactly opposide of racism.

I never claimed we should support Le Pen. What I said is that when we are so friendly to Turkey, UK etc that have made and are still making racist actions against us, I don't see why we should react in such a way against somebody like Le Pen. We can simply tell him that we disagree with his policies overall but that we thank him for his support.

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Postby bg_turk » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:55 am

Piratis wrote:
Are you willing to become a racist in order to unify your country?

Who are racists are those that support the illegal separation of people in Cyprus based on their race. Thats not me. Thats you. True unification is exactly opposide of racism.

My personal opinion is that the TRNC should allow those GCs that wish to live under its jurisdiction to return to their properties. Racism under any form should be banned, but at the same time the viability of the state should be ensured. But of course I am not a turkish or TRNC citizen, and I have no ability to influence their government, so I find it quite odd that you accuse me of racism. I have never supported the expulsion of GCs from their homes.
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Postby Piratis » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:12 pm

The illegal "TRNC" exists exactly because of the ethnic cleansing that was performed. How would this pseudo state called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" exist without this ethnic cleansing when the majority of people of this area are Greek Cypriots???
If you support "TRNC" it means you support this ethnic cleansing and it means you are racist.
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Postby michalis5354 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:55 pm

Why are they so hostile to Le Pen what has he done?
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Postby Sotos » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:02 pm

Why are they so hostile to Le Pen what has he done?

He is very nationalist and some same racist. Anybody knows if his speech at 4 seasons will be open to the public?
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Re: Le Pen In Cyprus

Postby sophisticatedbeggar » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:42 pm

bg_turk wrote:Le Pen doesn't support you because he cares about Cyprus and he sympahtises with your cause, he supports you because he is a racist and he hates turks.

If you are friendly to racist, and you close your eyes to their claims without criticism, then this makes you just another racist.

Are you willing to become a racist in order to unify your country?


Le Pen is openly pro Greek, he likes Greece/Cyprus and he is married to a Greek... So, obviously he doesn't support us only because he dislikes Turkey. Also, I bet you wouldn't call him a racist if he liked Turkey... just like you don't call Blair a racist who obviously dislikes GC and favours Turks big time... Oh but I forgot... Blair is a socialist so he can't be a racist...
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