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Re: Cypriotism (Cypriot Nationalism)

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:42 am

Sunday, January 12, 2020
The 10 critical issues for resolving the Cyprus problem
https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/01/12/the- ... s-problem/.


..whatever it is, the solution needs to be something Turkey herself may emulate.

Just as there are Cypriot Constituencies, so too in Turkey, Turkish Constituencies.

...let us consider what "Turkishness" has done to Cyprus over the decades, let us consider what it is doing in Turkey, now. One Cyprus like one Turkey, should not be hard to understand. All Turks, like all Cypriots seek Equality, Justice seen; Freedom, their equality as Individuals, and Liberty, their equality as Persons.

"Turkishness" is tearing them apart.

...therefore, it is not what Turkey does to change Cyprus; the issue is the other way around: what can Cypriots do to change Turkey?

A divided Cyprus only means a Turkey even more divided. Unity in Cyprus will certainly help to define the differences in Turkey between Turks as a People, or, an ethnic group; an inclusive common language with other ethnic groups, or, opposed to it a dogma of "Turkishness", (which excludes all those not "Turkish").

It is Turkey's National cause, Cyprus. Though Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots specifically, may offer Hope to Turks (not "Turkish") in Turkey by "being" Cypriot. Small as they may be as a population, they, are the biggest threat to "Turkishness" itself, in Turkey. Their intentions will define for "minorities" what they may ask from a State; in that regard, a BBF, and for the same reasons, actually suits both of them well.

Unity in Cyprus is not hard to imagine, despite the dysfunctions of '63, or '74; let's not forget the economic facts, let's not forget that however voters are counted, despite the decades, something like half are (read: remain) Cypriot, the other half being "Greeks" and "Turks" who have their own candidates in any case.

The issue is for Cypriots to decide (and to demonstrate) that they are: Cypriot first, not "Greek", not "Turk", at another level of Government as constituencies sustaining their distinct identities, respecting and recognising the special needs of minorities living among them accordingly by providing as well for their needs.

...i do not despair, frankly. Not unlike the fact that a Turkish Cypriot represents Cyprus as its MEP in the EU, there will be Leadership candidates in the next elections who will seek the support of all Cypriots, to win.
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Re: Cypriotism (Cypriot Nationalism)

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:00 am

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Stand up for federalism
http://in-cyprus.com/stand-up-for-federalism/

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...a well written opinion, worthy of thought, worth reading.

I stress the commitment made by Koray Basogrultmacı and Cinel Senem Husseyin, to fly the Flag of Cyprus outside their shop in Famagusta. More of us should demonstrate the same commitment, in the same way. It is "legal" now to fly this flag anywhere on the island, because of them.

What of our Leadership, when they glance out their window, what is the message we the people send to them, without this pride? If we love this island, if we are its steward, we must be willing to defend each other for this cause. We are not "Greeks" or "Turks" in that regard, we are Cypriots.

Time has come, after more than fifty years of Turkish Foreign Policy, and its failure with the Annan Plan, Cypriots still have the hope that their voice will be heard, like anywhere else in the world, they seek to measure themselves as Individuals, based on merit. Whether a set of Cypriot Constituencies exist or not, at another level of Government, this Liberty, for Persons, does not compare to Freedom, or the Universal Principals, the identity "Cypriot" represents, without further distinction or discrimination.

It is up to us, to fly that flag, the Flag of Cyprus, higher, now. It is what our leaders need to see beyond themselves as federal citizens too. It is up to us to fly that flag, the Flag of Cyprus, so that we can see beyond ourselves, doing so, we do not stand alone.
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