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In Praise of the Dead

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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:58 am

Eulogy from Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia for her father Pavlos Solomi and her brother Solomis Pavlou Solomi

Today, 3rd March 2018, the chapter of “waiting” is closing.

We always hoped for a different, a joyful reunion in Komi Kebir, at our village.

The news, however, came 43 years later and we are meeting you smaller than us, frozen in time, with only your bones in a small box, here in the church of Agios Loukas in the Agios Athanasios settlement in Limassol, for your funeral.
It was August 15, 1974 when our whole family was arrested in our home in Komi Kebir by Turkish Cypriot co-villagers and they transferred us to the village of Galatia.

There, it was the last moment that I saw you alive, and even that was a fleeting glimpse, since they rushed us away from you, on that black day.
Pashias had personally promised us that in three days you would be coming back to us in our house in Komi. But this never happened.
We had difficult years on our own, my mother and I, always thinking about you and anxiously waiting for some good news.
I want to tell you my father and Solo, that God did not desert us. I married into a good family who supported me as much as they could during the difficult moments of my life and I thank them.

From up there you must be able to see and be proud.

In this wonderful family, is my husband Vasos, who if you were here father, you would have been proud of his kindness and worthiness. He is so much like you.
My family grew. Father you have three grandchildren, and you Solo, have nephews and a niece, Pavlos, Argyro and Giorgos. They were not fortunate to meet their grandfather or their uncle, to play with you, to joke or to get your advice.

My mother went everywhere to find out news about you. She only received promises, that “they” would try “Promises of the moment”, as I always called them. No one in the “high positions”, came forward to support us, to see if we needed something or to advise us. Nobody ever came forward to say what they knew about you or what had happened to you. We always lived in hope.

There were too many “whys…. “. No matter how hard I tried, I could not find anyone to give me the answer! The only thing I understood beyond any doubt, is that fanaticism and hatred brought us to where we are now! Some pseudo-patriots did what they did to innocent people and unfortunately we paid the great price, like so many others, to be burying you today. You were two great men (“leventes”), 42 and 18 years old. You were in your village and in your jobs, with your dreams for the future with your family, without hurting anyone and without being involved in anything. This was also the reason that you had decided that we should stay in our village.

We are not fortune enough to even bury you in our village, in our Komi, which you loved so much and where you made your dreams, the dreams of our whole family.

We are burying you today, here in Limassol which has been hosting us for so many years. So be it, as long as we are all together again! There will now be a grave, a point of reference for us. Your new home, where I will come to light your candle and we will talk about “our” things. And I have a lot to tell you.

Once I promised my mother, who could not continue the struggle of searching for you anymore, that I would continue her struggle, that I would find you and bring you to her before she died, that there would be a proper funeral according to our religion, and a grave to light your candle. That promise that I made is fulfilled today.

Today, here in front of your sacred bones, I make a new promise –that I will fight as much as I can for peace, reconciliation and the reunification of our Cyprus. A Cyprus for all of us, as you always said father. -It is too small to be divided, but big enough to fit all of us.

No more tears. No more pointless shedding of blood! No more women in black and orphaned children! It’s enough!

Finally, I must express the biggest “thank you” to the Turkish Cypriot investigative journalist Sevgul Uludag- a humble person, with a big Cypriot heart, who stood by me since 2008 and supported me morally and psychologically during the difficult times, as my friend until today. By writing our stories in the newspapers, YeniDuzen and POLITIS, where she works, she brought me in contact with the witnesses and we slowly managed the impossible.

I owe a very big public “thank you” to those Turkish Cypriot unsung heroes who, with the murderers still alive in their region, risked a lot but still came to us, without ever expecting anything in return. With their information and their persistence, the Missing Persons Committee was able to locate the burial site, carry out the exhumation so that we could have the funeral taking place today.

I must also say a big thank you to the members of the Missing Persons Committee, who helped collect and document the information with anthropologists, archaeologists and geneticists from both communities.

Finally, I would like to thank all of you, Greek Cypriots but also Turkish Cypriots, who with your presence today honour their memory in their last journey.

May the soil of the foreign land which will cover you be light!

We will always remember you!


...r.i.p.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby B25 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:14 am

So much praise for the TCs, I would like to remind her of:

'It was August 15, 1974 when our whole family was arrested in our home in Komi Kebir by Turkish Cypriot co-villagers and they transferred us to the village of Galatia. '

Yes TCs came and took them away, the same TCs you are praising today. These people are never to be trusted. Cyprus needs to be freed from these animals, no such thing as unification!

May they RIP.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:01 pm

Let us also remember the Cypriots who died at Maratha, Santalaris, Aloda and Tochni, in total about 210 people, mostly women, children, the old.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby B25 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:57 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Let us also remember the Cypriots who died at Maratha, Santalaris, Aloda and Tochni, in total about 210 people, mostly women, children, the old.


Let us also remember the 7000 mass murders the Turkish troops committed in '74, the mass rapes of young girls and old women, the missing 1700 men and boys, and you have the fucking audacity to talk about 210 Turks. Asshole.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby miltiades » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 pm

It is people with the mentality of B25 who alone are responsible for Turkey occupying our northern parts. People with the same fucking mentality are guilty as hell. These are the fucking idiots who gave Turkey the green lights to invade. Surprisingly these morons have learned nothing. We are an island that belongs exclusively to all Cypriots. Greece and and Turkey can go fuck themselves, they are the two nations that are nothing but cancerous for Cyprus.
ZITO I KIPROS. OUR NATION.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby B25 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:04 pm

More malakies from the old fart, who deserted his homeland for 50 years and has now returned to tell us how it is. Hade assirktir poushto gero pour tous ipostirizeis tous englezous antion mas.

Stanathema maxi tous na pas.

Its hardly surprising you support the Brits and the turks since you have them both in your bloodline, axriste. Next time you take a walk on the pier just keep fucking walking.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby miltiades » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:16 pm

[quote="B25"]More malakies from the old fart, who deserted his homeland for 50 years and has now returned to tell us how it is. Hade assirktir poushto gero pour tous ipostirizeis tous englezous antion mas.

Stanathema maxi tous na pas.

Its hardly surprising you support the Brits and the turks since you have them both in your bloodline, axriste. Next time you take a walk on the pier just keep fucking walking.[/quote
Listen you useless bastard. It is your fucking mentality that brought Turkey in Cyprus. Bastards such as you and all other
Greek cock suckers are solely responsible for the occupation of our northern parts.
Go join your fucking motherland you useless fucking traitor. I m a CYPRIOT not a pushtokalamaras. So piss off my NATION
Go join your motherland. My motherland is CYPRUS. GET IT PLONKER. CYPRUS.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby Schnauzer » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:24 pm

miltiades wrote:
B25 wrote:More malakies from the old fart, who deserted his homeland for 50 years and has now returned to tell us how it is. Hade assirktir poushto gero pour tous ipostirizeis tous englezous antion mas.

Stanathema maxi tous na pas.

Its hardly surprising you support the Brits and the turks since you have them both in your bloodline, axriste. Next time you take a walk on the pier just keep fucking walking.[/quote
Listen you useless bastard. It is your fucking mentality that brought Turkey in Cyprus. Bastards such as you and all other
Greek cock suckers are solely responsible for the occupation of our northern parts.
Go join your fucking motherland you useless fucking traitor. I m a CYPRIOT not a pushtokalamaras. So piss off my NATION
Go join your motherland. My motherland is CYPRUS. GET IT PLONKER. CYPRUS.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: : Still can't get your quotes in order.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby B25 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:46 pm

miltiades wrote:
B25 wrote:More malakies from the old fart, who deserted his homeland for 50 years and has now returned to tell us how it is. Hade assirktir poushto gero pour tous ipostirizeis tous englezous antion mas.

Stanathema maxi tous na pas.

Its hardly surprising you support the Brits and the turks since you have them both in your bloodline, axriste. Next time you take a walk on the pier just keep fucking walking.[/quote
Listen you useless bastard. It is your fucking mentality that brought Turkey in Cyprus. Bastards such as you and all other
Greek cock suckers are solely responsible for the occupation of our northern parts.
Go join your fucking motherland you useless fucking traitor. I m a CYPRIOT not a pushtokalamaras. So piss off my NATION
Go join your motherland. My motherland is CYPRUS. GET IT PLONKER. CYPRUS.


Hade re poushtoui pou mou kamneis je to manga. You are speaking out of your ass again, Greece is not my motherland plonker. It is wankers like you and the other turk supporting brits on here that has prolonged this occupation. So before you open you shithole of a mouth and spew shit, get your facts right. Axriste.
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Re: In Praise of the Dead

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:57 pm

...how few among the dead, died as "Greeks" and "Turks" fighting each other.

Who died, stayed. In effect because they are Cypriots, they were murdered.

...in a "mixed" village like Komi Kebir, it is (still) possible to find neighbours who are as eager to see their neighbour's return.

...recall in your own lives, those you fear, those you like, those you love, you share with, those you hate, and why.

Indeed, there are doors that are closed, that were closed, in this village, those likely through greed who fear.

...who live hateful lives, where their love is a possession that is their's, not an infinite power with which they may serve?
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