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Postby Humanoid » Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:51 am

Please have a look at this site... It has many postings of different points of views regarding Cyprus problem... I liked it....

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A comprehensive article about Enosis...

The Debate on Enosis: 1929

Greek Cypriots often remind their listeners that the movement to join Greece began much earlier than the 1950s, and in fact that is true. Sentiment for enosis was evident early in the twentieth century, and became the subject of continuous discussion. In this excerpt from his history of the 1931 confrontation with Britain over Cyprus= political status, G. S. Georghallides provides a glimpse of the nature of the debate over the island=s fate among Greek Cypriots. Not only does he provide a vivid picture of the tone and substance of the discourse, he signals how many different views there were - - in sharp contrast to the apparent, and rather rigid, uniformity of opinion characterizing the Greek Cypriot community in the 1950s, enforced by EOKA and the Church. He also indicates how significant the left-wing labor unions were in the politics of the island, another dimension of politics submerged in the conservative fundamentalism that emerged in mid-century. Georghallides is one of Cyprus=s most distinguished and accomplished historians.

Hellenic - Turkish Dialogue
1923 to 1993



TITLE: 1923-1993 Hellenic - Turkish Dialogue
SUBTITLE: Selling out the Hellenic sovereign rights
AUTHOR: Ioannis Georgiou Varnakos
PUBLISHER: NEA THESIS, Ippokratous 69a, GR 10680 Athens, Greece, Phone: 01-3634932, Fax: 01-3617592. Published: September 1994
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The Lozanne Conference and the oil interests
91.4 billion Drachmas compensations for the Greek refugees from Turkey
Violations of the Lozanne Treaty
The Ankara Agreement
The status of Imvros and Tenedos
Ankara's penetration in West Thrace
The secret deliberations of Ankara with England, France and Germany
The Turkish acts of genoside
The Paris Peace Treaty
The Pan-turkish explosion
Greece and Turkey join NATO
The western oil interests in the Middle East and the status of Cyprus
The anti-hellenic massacres in Konstantinoupolis (September 1955)
The Zurich-London Agreements on Cyprus
The Greek dictators remove troops from Cyprus
The illegal prevention of operations of the Halki Theological School
The Turkish Invasion in Cyprus
Turkish settlers in occupied Cyprus
The Bern minutes
The Montego Bay Convention in Jamaica for the Law of Sea
The 1987 Crisis and Davos 1
The 647 Resolution on Cyprus
Davos 2
The Bosnian war and its Greek parameter


After the Catastrophy in Asia Minor and the Lozanne Treaty, someone can observe a lack of national planning, which passes through the politicaly organized action in all of its aspects.

Greece appears to be playing a suicidal role in a play, which is directed by known international interests.

The objective of the Hellenic-Turkish "Dialogue" has acted as a mechanism for the ... psychological disarmament of the Helleic people, for the selling out of the Hellenic sovereign rights, for the sake of certain interests, contrary to the national ones and dependent ideological costructions.

The key of this mechanism, under the form of soothing and retrieting adaptability, did not certainly face the cynically indifferent West (US and Europe), nor the unprovoked hostillity from Ankara, which gets magnified as much as the internal Turkish crisis elevates along to the dispute and consequent attack of its political system.

Greece, after permanently wipping out the word "soothing" from the political and national vocabulary, must rapidly develop multilevel strategies in the fields of defence, politics and economy, in order to upgrade the Hellenic geopolitical and strategic position in the present international system, which is characterized by anarchy and obvious collisions.

The existing danger of Turkish threats coexists with the opportunity for the rebirth of Hellenism.

The choice of those who will be managing - in a less scandalous way - does not reflect Hellenism's true capacity.

The non exchaustive power of Hellenism, by effectivelly utilizing the qualities of ancient Hellas, will soon be called to give an answer to the current reality of Turkish expansionism.

Volume 5, No. 1 - March 2001


Identities in Question:<O:P> </O:P>Greek-Turkish Relations in a Period of Transformation?(1)<O:P> </O:P>
By Ayten Gundogdu

Editor's Summary: This article analyzes recent changes in Greek-Turkish relations, characterized by the emergence of a positive atmosphere in the bilateral relations of two countries historically associated with an enduring conflict. It considers the roots of these changes, especially the effects of the Cold War's end and the problem of strategic disorientation embodied by the Imia-Kardak crisis of 1996. The article concludes with an effort to provide a constructivist analysis of the "critical rethinking" process in both countries.<O:P> </O:P><O:P></O:P>

"Some want to say that what we are living through today in our Greek-Turkish relationship is simply a 'fairy tale.' And yet it is not. Because our people demand it! I therefore say this: it is time to dare the impossible." <O:P></O:P>

-- Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou, October 1999(2)<O:P> </O:P>



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Seminar on youth and conflicts - Strasbourg, 31 March - 2 April 2003
Background paper on the Cyprus conflict
(Moderator: Dr Ron Fisher)

NOTE: This background paper is prepared by the Directorate General of Political Affairs for the seminar "Youth and conflict resolution", where participants with personal conflict experience are expected to discuss other conflicts, lesser known to them. To serve its purpose, the paper seeks to present fairly the official positions, but also the historic and psychological burdens, the fears and aspirations of the sides in the conflict. In describing the position of one side, the paper contains textual and graphic information, which is not necessarily acceptable and may be offending to the other side. Views are clearly attributed throughout the text. Presenting them does not imply endorsement by the Council of Europe Secretariat.

The Cyprus conflict
The core of the conflict
Face keeping
Self-interest of ruling elite
The role of Turkey
The roots of the conflict
Transformations of the Cyprus conflict
Appendix 4


Greek American Organizations call for changes in the Annan Plan in the interests of the U.S.(17Feb04)

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute founder, Gene Rossides, announced today that the major Greek American membership organizations are calling for serious changes in the Annan Plan in the interests of the U.S. to make it democratic, workable, financially viable and just. The organizations are the Order of AHEPA, the Hellenic American National Council, the Cyprus Federation of America, the Panepirotic Federation of America, the Pan-Macedonian Association of America and the American Hellenic Institute. Their joint statement on the Cyprus problem follows:
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Mainly one-sided but worths to check out...

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Big Brother is
Listening to Cyprus ... 2600d.html

Se thimame

Performer: Marietta Mitsidou

Composer/Lyricist: ?

Biography Marietta Mitsidou was born in Nicosia. At early age, she started taking music lessons and following a speech therapy.
For the first time, she took part in the 1993 Cypriot selection for Eurovision. Her song Nichta (Night) came 2nd. In 1994 for her second attempt, she qualified for the Cypriot selection for Eurovision and finished 2nd for the second time in a row.
In 1996, she released Ichis oniron (The sound of my dreams), her first album. In 1998, Michalis Hadjiyiannis (Cyprus ESC 1998) and Marietta recorded the album Anonimon patridon (Anonymous motherland's).
In 2001, she released the single Se thimame (I remember you), the song representing Cyprus in this year's OGAE Song Contest. Thalassa psichi (Sea soul), her new album, was commercialised in 2002 and enjoyed big success in Cyprus.
Marietta's powerful voice, difference and talent have now found a place on the Cypriot music culture and scene. She has become one of the best Cypriot singers in classic/pop style music.

Original lyrics Se thimame

Se thimame sichna
San ton anemo na mou sfirizis
Se thimame kala
Protovrochi na me nanourizis

Se thimame ke den
To antecho pou den sou milao
Echo gini pnoi
Ke fisao sta chili sou epano

Ela ligo konta mou
Ela sta onira mou
Pes mou pou na kitaxo
Pou na petaxo gia na se vro
Pes mou pou na kitaxo
Pou na se psaxo gia na se vro

Se thimame sichna
Na sopenis ke go na tromazo
Se thimame kala
Na mou fevgis ke na sou fonazo

Se thimame ke den
To antecho pou pia den kimame
Exo gini kravgi
Ke stin opsi tou kosmou fovame

Ela ligo konta mou
Ela sta onira mou
Pes mou pou na kitaxo
Pou na se psaxo gia na se vro...

English lyrics It only takes a smile

I remember you so often
Like the wind calls out my name
I remember you so well
Like the first rain in autumn that lullaby's me

I remember you and I can't endure
Not to speak with you
I have been only an inspiration
And I'm breathing on your lips

Come closer to me
Come to my dreams
Tell me where I can look for you
Where I can flow to find you
Tell me where I can look on
Where I can look for you

I remember you so peaceful
And I was afraid
I remember you so well the time you leave me
And I was shouting

I remember you and I can't endure
Not to sleep at night
I have been an outcry and to the countenance
Of this world am so afraid

Come closer to me
Come to my dreams
Tell me where I can look on
Where I can look for you...

Please tell me where I can download the mp3 of this song... I'd like to listen it...

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