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Re: Survey

Postby modiamod » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:06 pm

In Greek side.
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Re: Survey

Postby kurupetos » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:10 pm

modiamod wrote:In Greek side.

:lol: :lol: :lol: Is there a 'Greek side'? :? :shock:

And you call yourself European? :roll:
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Re: Survey

Postby Cap » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:16 pm

modiamod wrote:In Greek side.


What Greek side?

The whole island is Cypriot.
The north is illegally occupied.
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Re: Survey

Postby modiamod » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:24 pm

Sorry, Im here just only one month. And I communicate only with foreigners, not Cypriots. They this side call Greek side, and another Turkish side.

It was my mistake. Sorry. I live in not occupied side :)
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Re: Survey

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 am

modiamod wrote:Sorry, Im here just only one month. And I communicate only with foreigners, not Cypriots. They this side call Greek side, and another Turkish side.

It was my mistake. Sorry. I live in not occupied side :)


You're doing well so far. :D

It's very good that Lithuanians are trying to understand us southern Europeans and at the same time, their own origins.

Although, as a Lithuanian maybe you feel more Eurasian or Russian?
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Re: Survey

Postby modiamod » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:37 am

Our parents and older people are like russians. And actually, they want to be part of Russia. They all speak fluently russian.
But we, younger people, were educated as Europeans. Everything is changed. When we studied history, lecturers said for us that Russia were occupied us, killed a lot of people, is very aggressive and did so much damage. Currently, young people don't speak in russian at all. Even they don't like them. And we keep ourselves 100% europeans.
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Re: Survey

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:40 am

modiamod wrote:Our parents and older people are like russians. And actually, they want to be part of Russia. They all speak fluently russian.
But we, younger people, were educated as Europeans. Everything is changed. When we studied history, lecturers said for us that Russia were occupied us, killed a lot of people, is very aggressive and did so much damage. Currently, young people don't speak in russian at all. Even they don't like them. And we keep ourselves 100% europeans.


Thank you, modiamod, that's very interesting. :)
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Re: Survey

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:02 pm

kurupetos wrote:
1. How do you think whether Cyprus is a European country?

Cyprus is where all started; without Cyprus you wouldn't have Europeans. People like the English, the Germans and the other barbarians would still live in caves, without us.

I would just like to point out that evidence of some of the oldest artificial dwellings anywhere in Europe can be found at Star Carr in Yorkshire, in England, dating back to about 8770 BC, with evidence of the oldest carpentry in Europe...so we managed to move out of cave dwelling without any help of Cypriots, thank you very much. And we were building massive stone structures long before the Mycenaeans in Greece - see Ness of Brodgar dating from about 3500 BC...
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Re: Survey

Postby modiamod » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Any more opinions?
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Re: Survey

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:00 pm

...i feel Cypriot, i don't feel European, of course i have lived in Canada most of my life (say i am Occidental from a broader world-view). As a Cypriot i identify with its link to Europe, but i see Cyprus as quite unique, because as the crossroad to three continents, a history quite separate to the history of modern Greece, and a history much older than "Greece" itself (Greek being the overwhelming population), perhaps Greek because the vast majority is Greek speaking, there are many reasons a Cypriot would feel quite distinct, as Cypriots isolated so long, surviving a subjugation which continues, in effect as a People self-sustaining. You will find Cypriots who live with the same aspirations, despite the Turkish Army's efforts over forty years to erase such thinking northward, the Flag of Cyprus, although very rarely, flies.

...interesting the experience you've had with Russian and Russia, modiamod. I imagine that there is lot's to learn from it, in Cyprus, actually. With the island divided as it is, education plays a big role in the opinions that the dwellers make, and will make. Open-minds, such as those of young people in schools, are not so easily convinced of dogma now a days, what with access to far more information. Cyprus, when it is Free, will enjoy this rebirth, (i remember the Occupation Movement, in Nicosia,) when by intention the past is (was) put in the past because, by intention, they, the island's dwellers, are (were) willing to defend themselves as Cypriots (rather than defending "Greekness", as such, because a "Turkishness" exists as its adversary).

Free Expression, Free Association, Free Movement, little has changed from the French Revolution, and the Universal Principals that drive Modern Europe (thus i take great pride, a Cypriot, being Greek, in witnessing this evolution of Democracy's beginnings, (lol) from island dwellers like us), and the world at large. Indeed, I want more of Europe in Cyprus, that is to say I want Freedom for Cypriots, the Right to live without this stigma, "Greek" (read: not "Turk"), and "Turk", i want Cyprus to become a cultural mosaic, whose strength is in its diversity, rather than a melting pot, unless all Cypriots are willing to speak exclusively in English, Grecophones, Turcophones and Maronites, all have the same needs when as Persons, rather than as Individuals, they seek to sustain themselves. It is likely that many Turcophones will speak Greek, and that some Grecophones will speak Turkish, some Cypriots will speak Arabic, (almost all of them will speak English,) too. In any case Cypriots, as Cypriots have a need, for Cyprus. Cyprus is an ethnos, and as facilitators of exchange they (Individually and as Persons) adapt in a linguistic sense accordingly; curious, in Lithuania, do young people speak many languages, (not just their mother-tongue, and English) as they do in Cyprus?

...i would not be ready to give up a Cypriot Passport for one that is an EU Passport, yet. The EU is at its advent. So far its technocracy has demonstrated from its very beginnings that it is corrupt, corruptible because it has not manged itself well so far. Do watch Mr. Varoufakis on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md6_WfF9Ky0, it is a good place to start.

...welcome, modiamod.
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