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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Get Real! » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:20 pm

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Get Real! wrote:I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

It serves you right for supporting a supporter of the RoC's illegal division and occupation! :roll:

What do you mean it serves me right? :?

I don't get spiteful with well meaning posters like Observer... he's one of the best TC posters on this forum who doesn't engage in cheap Ottoman tactics so I respect that and treat him in kind.

If he's right about something (ie: Cyprus' EU membership) then he's right and I'm not going to deny it.
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

It serves you right for supporting a supporter of the RoC's illegal division and occupation! :roll:

What do you mean it serves me right? :?

I don't get spiteful with well meaning posters like Observer... he's one of the best TC posters on this forum who doesn't engage in cheap Ottoman tactics so I respect that and treat him in kind.

If he's right about something (ie: Cyprus' EU membership) then he's right and I'm not going to deny it.


You're both wrong!

You both should differentiate between EU and Eurozone. Britain has proven to me that EU membership is possible without joining the Eurozone. They have set the precedence.
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby observer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:23 pm

I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

For an 80 million strong country it’s a very feeble and volatile entity


I don't think I have ever bragged about any influence Turkey may have. It would be foolish of me to do so. I wish this were the case with some of our GC members who seem to believe Cyprus is the centre of the universe.
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:25 pm

observer wrote:
I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

For an 80 million strong country it’s a very feeble and volatile entity


I don't think I have ever bragged about any influence Turkey may have. It would be foolish of me to do so. I wish this were the case with some of our GC members who seem to believe Cyprus is the centre of the universe.


If you accuse me of that, then you're wrong. I do not "brag" about the RoC's influence.

I don't believe Cyprus is influential even in the EU or anywhere else for that matter. I agree Cyprus is small.

However, it still comes down to the EU's Accession Rules. The EU can and will dictate the terms of how Turkey is to become a member and at the moment, the Cyprus Question is one hell of an obstacle for Turkey Accession.
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Get Real! » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:27 pm

observer wrote:
I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

For an 80 million strong country it’s a very feeble and volatile entity


I don't think I have ever bragged about any influence Turkey may have. It would be foolish of me to do so. I wish this were the case with some of our GC members who seem to believe Cyprus is the centre of the universe.

Well then you should give credit where credit is due because on a pound for pound I’d say Cyprus’ influence or clout is pretty legendary. :)
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:29 pm

Get Real! wrote:
observer wrote:
I wouldn’t brag about Turkey’s influence either despite being 80 million strong… :lol:

For an 80 million strong country it’s a very feeble and volatile entity


I don't think I have ever bragged about any influence Turkey may have. It would be foolish of me to do so. I wish this were the case with some of our GC members who seem to believe Cyprus is the centre of the universe.

Well then you should give credit where credit is due because on a pound for pound I’d say Cyprus’ influence or clout is pretty legendary. :)


How legendary would it be without the EU? :lol:

There are only a few things going for us and they are:
1) the EU
2) the Natural Gas
3) the alliance with Israel and it's influence on the US
4) UN resolutions against Turkey
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby observer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Dear Paphitis

I agree with you .... we all agree with you ....... TURKEY IS NOT JOINING THE EU. Sorry to shout, but you seem to have some difficulty hearing.

I don't think I can say this any simpler.

A. 1974 to 2004. Turkey did not join the EU.
B. 2004. RoC joined the EU.
C. 2004 to 2014. Turkey did not join the EU.

The difference between A and B is .......................?
Have you noticed any other difference?
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby observer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:32 pm

GR: Well then you should give credit where credit is due because on a pound for pound I’d say Cyprus’ influence or clout is pretty legendary.
I think you mean mythical !!!!!!!
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:32 pm

observer wrote:Dear Paphitis

I agree with you .... we all agree with you ....... TURKEY IS NOT JOINING THE EU. Sorry to shout, but you seem to have some difficulty hearing.

I don't think I can say this any simpler.

A. 1974 to 2004. Turkey did not join the EU.
B. 2004. RoC joined the EU.
C. 2004 to 2014. Turkey did not join the EU.

The difference between A and B is .......................?
Have you noticed any other difference?


I already answered your question!
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Re: Was it a mistake to join the eu?

Postby Get Real! » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:33 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Well then you should give credit where credit is due because on a pound for pound I’d say Cyprus’ influence or clout is pretty legendary. :)


How legendary would it be without the EU? :lol:

Paphitis, I reckon Cyprus' political clout is greater than that of Australia! :lol:
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