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What do Turkish Cypriots call Morphou?

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What do Turkish Cypriots call Morphou?

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What do Turkish Cypriots call Morphou?

Postby Chrisswirl » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:31 am

Just out of curiosity, in every day life do Turkish Cypriots use the name "Morphou" (or the Turkish equivelent which I forget, but sounds similar), or Guzelyurt? I won't say my oppinion as I am interested in yours.
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Postby insan » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:42 am

Hi chriswrill... welcome to the Cyprus Forum :)

Most of the TC villagers and older generations use Omorfo and most of the younger generations use Güzelyurt.
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Postby Chrisswirl » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:49 am

Thankyou Insan ^_^, that's interesting and nice to hear really. I noticed when I was in the North that many of the older generation remember some of their Greek. I think it would be a great thing if the young were taught Greek and Turkish at least to an extent on both sides. Perhaps the lessons learning the other language should replace the lessons in propaganda?
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Postby Bananiot » Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:26 am

You might like to know that at the school where I teach, for the first time ever, turkish will be tought starting 10 September. I do not know how this is nationwide but I will try to find out.
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Postby Chrisswirl » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:58 pm

Wow, that's cool. It would be nice to learn a few words of Turkish as on the whole the Turkish Cypriots were very friendly in the North and it'd nice to say a few words of Turkish. Had only one problem with the man selling tickets to Kyrenia Castle, and the soldiers in the military vehichle that passed us on the way to St. Hilarion didn't look impressed at me taking photos of the "no photographs" sign. Other than that they were great.

Unfortunately though I heard of our friends eating in a Turkish Cypriot cafe, and the Mother going to the toilet and seing the chef in the kitchen spit on their food. Sad, that.
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Postby insan » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:24 pm

Unfortunately though I heard of our friends eating in a Turkish Cypriot cafe, and the Mother going to the toilet and seing the chef in the kitchen spit on their food. Sad, that.


This might be a dirty propaganda to prevent GCs to "feed" the pseudo state with their money...
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Postby Chrisswirl » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:35 am

Well I can't be sure that it's true as I wasn't there but if it was then it's not a good thing. I'm not against Turkish Cypriots and many are very friendly!

Unfortunately the reality is that there are differences between the sides and years of untrust. I'm not trying to stop you eating in the South and if I had a taverna I'd welcome you in but I'm sure the same would be possible on both sides of the divide. Some people are more acceptant and understanding than others, and some people don't understand that we can't blame Turkish Cypriot people for the problems. Again I'm sure it's the same on both sides.
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Postby Piratis » Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:05 am

Unfortunately though I heard of our friends eating in a Turkish Cypriot cafe, and the Mother going to the toilet and seing the chef in the kitchen spit on their food. Sad, that.


Some weeks ago I was talking with my barber while having a haircut. He asked me if I went to the occupied areas, and I said "no", he said "me either, and I am not planning to go". I though that the reason he was not planing to go was the same like mine, but soon I realized it wasn't when he said: "I am sure they would spit in our food". I laughed and I asked him why he thinks that would happen and he replied: "if they were eating at your restaurant wouldn't you do the same?" :lol: :lol: I admit I was kinda shocked.
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Postby Chrisswirl » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:00 am

But those are exactly the attitudes which will keep Cyprus divided and occupied for years to come.
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Postby Turker » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:53 pm

My friends. We are all human which God created. We're the same except for our nationalities which is not even natural.

I completely agree with Chrisswirl. I think I'm a Turkish version of Chrisswirl :)

I support any kind of peace and reunification, and look forward to a solution to be accepted by both sides.

Chrisswirl wrote:It would be nice to learn a few words of Turkish as on the whole the Turkish Cypriots were very friendly in the North and it'd nice to say a few words of Turkish.


OK, Then you can say that:

"Tum Turkleri, Yunanlıları ve tum Kibrislilari seviyorum, Barisi destekliyorum"

It means:

"I love all the Turks, Greeks, and all the Cypriots, I support Peace"

This is maybe the most meaningful one.

Can you teach me a few words in Greek like that?

(Note: Guzeyurt means "Beautiful land" and some Turks call it "Omorfo" instead of saying Morphou)
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