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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby miltiades » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:Makarios always had Cyprus' interest at heart, as a matter of fact i grew up with a picture of him hanging over the fireplace, but an Archbishop leading a country in todays world or the world in recent past, just didnt make any sense....I saw a pic of him recently on the internet a year after the invasion of 74 and you could see that things had taken their toll on him.


Yes I do not doubt his sincerity or love for Cyprus at all!

Makarios was a leader of his people, not a statesman. There were no other leading figures at the time, he was the obvious choice of the vast majority of the people.

His stern refusal to have anything to do with Americans, or American bases in Cyprus was, with hindsight disastrous.
At least he kept.....prostitution and drugs out of Cyprus, :lol: which by the way has the highest number of prostitutes per head of the population to any other European country. Enough to go round for...all!! :lol:

He loved Cyprus unconditionally but made dreadful errors not least his notorious speech in Panayia concerning the T/Cs.
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:15 pm

miltiades wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:Makarios always had Cyprus' interest at heart, as a matter of fact i grew up with a picture of him hanging over the fireplace, but an Archbishop leading a country in todays world or the world in recent past, just didnt make any sense....I saw a pic of him recently on the internet a year after the invasion of 74 and you could see that things had taken their toll on him.


Yes I do not doubt his sincerity or love for Cyprus at all!

Makarios was a leader of his people, not a statesman. There were no other leading figures at the time, he was the obvious choice of the vast majority of the people.

His stern refusal to have anything to do with Americans, or American bases in Cyprus was, with hindsight disastrous.
At least he kept.....prostitution and drugs out of Cyprus, :lol: which by the way has the highest number of prostitutes per head of the population to any other European country. Enough to go round for...all!! :lol:

He loved Cyprus unconditionally but made dreadful errors not least his notorious speech in Panayia concerning the T/Cs.


Many had Cyprus' beest interest at heart, few are qualified to be president of a country such as Cyprus...I agree with Milti...
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:33 pm

miltiades wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:Makarios always had Cyprus' interest at heart, as a matter of fact i grew up with a picture of him hanging over the fireplace, but an Archbishop leading a country in todays world or the world in recent past, just didnt make any sense....I saw a pic of him recently on the internet a year after the invasion of 74 and you could see that things had taken their toll on him.


Yes I do not doubt his sincerity or love for Cyprus at all!

Makarios was a leader of his people, not a statesman. There were no other leading figures at the time, he was the obvious choice of the vast majority of the people.

His stern refusal to have anything to do with Americans, or American bases in Cyprus was, with hindsight disastrous.
At least he kept.....prostitution and drugs out of Cyprus, :lol: which by the way has the highest number of prostitutes per head of the population to any other European country. Enough to go round for...all!! :lol:

He loved Cyprus unconditionally but made dreadful errors not least his notorious speech in Panayia concerning the T/Cs.


He loved Cyprus unconditionally but made dreadful errors not least his notorious speech in Panayia concerning the T/Cs.


Since you lived through those times Miltiades, what was the reason of his speech in Panagia?....How could he disparage his own minority to that extent and not expect any repercussions ?
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:30 pm

miltiades wrote:He loved Cyprus unconditionally but made dreadful errors not least his notorious speech in Panayia concerning the T/Cs.


Miltiades, have you been COMPLETELY corrupted by your visits to those illegal Turkish fora transmitting from the occupied north?

You know full well there was NO such speech!
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby kurupetos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:47 am

kurupetos wrote:What chance in 72? Be specific.

I'm still waiting for an answer, Lordo...
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:06 pm

What about when Kissinger visited the SBA's in early 74 and asked Makarios for a meeting and Makarios refused
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby Paphitis » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:49 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:What about when Kissinger visited the SBA's in early 74 and asked Makarios for a meeting and Makarios refused


That wasn't bright!

He should have met him. He should have invited Kissinger to the Presidential Palace.

Maybe he had something important to tell Makarios in private and behind closed doors! :roll:
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Re: NATO head calls for solution to Cyprus problem

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:23 pm

or how about Cyprus' vote in the UN in the early 70's giving Red China a seat counter to objections by the USA..
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