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Question for Turkish cypriots: Anan's Plan, or separate?

How can we solve it? (keep it civilized)


Postby PEACE » Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:34 pm

My answer to
So, what Turkish Cypriots think about this? Which of the following would you preferer:

Continuation of the current situation?

Anan's Plan as is, without any changes

Keep around 25% of the land and have your state recognized

is none of them at all ! I accept Annan Plan but it needs some little changes.But these points won't be a obstacle among the peace i think.I'm not thinking like Denktaş!I want peace that will come with Annan Plan ... So there will be "Turkish Cypriot State" and "Greek Cypriot State" and there will be "Unitec Cyprus" also.
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Postby CypRiot » Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:46 am

First of all greetings to everyone. This is my first post, I dont want to get all personal and divert the subject, so I will get right to the point. I am a Cypriot, which is the exact representation of my true nationality. My roots come from the long gone Ottoman Empire :)

It is NOT true that all TC's are atheists. If not all, majority of the TC's are muslims but all lives the life of an atheist. Religion does not have any influence on everyday life. Being a muslim is only remembered on religious days, such as the Sacrifice Bayram, when its time to fast and such significant dates within the Islamic belief system. Other than that, leave alone praying, not even a topic related to Islam is discussed in any social environment.

Coming to the actual subject of this post, My belief goes as such...

No matter what we want, I believe nothing will happen before or on May 2004. If there is going to be any kind of agreement, it will require the approval of Turkey, without that it will not happen. The regime in N. Cyprus will determine very little. After all, North is still controlled by Turkey no matter who is elected. Most probably mid Nov or in December some kind of sacrifices will be given on Cyprus by Turkey, inorder to get "the date" from EU. Even then, I dont think Turkey has any intention of leaving the island as stated in the Annan plan. Do I need to outline the strategic importance of Cyprus for Turkey? The military existence suggested in Annan plan for Turkey, is simply unacceptable from the Turkish point of view.

As is Annan plan is not acceptable by both TC's and GC's in cyprus. So it is pointless to discuss this. Just today i read an interview with the GC leader Popodopulos about how he was not going to sign the Annan plan, even if Denkdash did at Lahey.

Another thing I would like to point out is, in NC the current population is approximately 250k. Of that number, 120k is immigrants from Turkey. 50k military personnel from Turkey, and only 80k are actual TC's. Many TC's moved out of cyprus and still do because of the economic and political path of the existing system. It is uncertain what percent of the Turkish settlers support Denktash. I guess we will find out wihin a month :) I strongly believe that almost %95 of the actual TC's support the contrariety.

A solution to the Cyprus problem can only be found, when Eng-US really intends to do so. And knowing that they majorly benefit from the current status quo, why should there be peace? Actually, as long as their military bases are safe, they dont care if we live togeather or saperate. Dont forget, peace on island might put their bases under jeopardy.
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Postby FinalFantasy » Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:50 pm

ok i agree some of you which said most of the TC's are muslims which is true..but at this moment young generation in cyprus they're not religios..even if they are..we can't tell them not to neways..i though we were talking about democracy and human rights..they can choose what religion they want 2 as an individual..thats what i'm thinkin... :wink:
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