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Re: Cypriotism (Cypriot Nationalism)

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:54 am

Monday, September 12, 2022
Cyprus: A very troubled flag
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/09/11/cypr ... bled-flag/


...and yet so many did (die for this Flag): unsung Heroes who remained in their homes thinking of values higher than what "Greekness" and "Turkishness" represented and which are embodied in this Flag of Cyprus; indeed, unarmed, civil, and more reasoned, they were disappeared and murdered, Turkish and Greek perhaps, not "Them" clearly but Cypriot. Let's not Forget, them.

Erdogan begs us to show ourselves on the single field of honour that should mean something to us as Cypriots.

...our beaches, and our streets, deserve our attention: the People, who under this Flag may send a powerful message to him and to a leadership who have taken to thinking that they are not Cypriots, but "Greek Cypriots" and "Turkish Cypriots", comfortable as Persons because it is the electorate over which they hold power: leaving 'us' usurped as Individuals (and as Cypriots) of our Basic Human Rights.

Who treats (and who treated) this Flag as a rag?

...ask yourselves, where is a Leader who represents Cypriots? (i remind you that over decades 'we' represent never less than half the vote either side of the "Green Line"); it is what Cypriots need. Who dares to stand under this Flag and speak to 'us'; for Cypriots, to "be", the President of Cyprus: 'their' President not "theirs".

I cannot think that changing the Flag is a good idea because it would be a betrayal to those who stood for higher convictions in Cyprus and died miserably; the Universal Principles which make us all equals and Free. Indeed, dismissing 'us' has been what "they" have always wanted; in my mind that is just plain wrong.
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Re: Cypriotism (Cypriot Nationalism)

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:02 am

Monday, September 26, 2022
‘The crossings may be open but Cyprus is still a divided island’
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/09/25/the- ... JZ_3Olx-_4


...indeed, Koray Basogrultmacı and Cinel Senem Husseyin, have demonstrated that the Flag of Cyprus does not represent a "Greekness", or a "Turkishness", but that in "belonging" it is Cypriot. Thanks to them, flying this flag, the Flag of Cyprus, is no longer "illegal" in the occupied territories; although it still remains a dangerous thing to do.

They bent what seems an impossibly intransigent regime with one truth, that Cyprus and Cypriots exist.

All of us can demonstrate the same courage, through action, for Cyprus and for the possibility that Cypriots can take control of the Agenda, simply by seeking each other out, crossing the Green Line with the very intention to buy in stores, to eat in restaurants, or to rest in hotels that are Cypriot owned, to choose wisely as social and political acts.

Yet, this simple gesture, flying 'our' Flag, may lead to someone being shot, it's been suggested to me, it must be done, by 'us'. And on our beaches no less, making picnics ourselves despite the "Greeks" and the "Turks" against it.

...more of 'it', "being" Cypriot is necessary, to build the trust that Turcophones need, and, the respect that the overwhelming Grecophone majority also needs as well: to overcome their fear; to be willing to defend each other.
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Re: Cypriotism (Cypriot Nationalism)

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:14 pm

Saturday, October 01, 2022
Mutually-agreed solution to Cyprus problem ‘a fading scenario’, UN official says (Updated)
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/09/29/mutu ... cial-says/


...the fact remains, even after decades of having been unnaturally torn apart, Cypriots are neither "Greeks" or "Turks". While "They" have presented their candidates to the voting public, not one has won an overwhelming majority. Cypriots may not have the representation they truly want, but such an Identity does not wane.

...what is the Problem? It is not a problem with Cypriots. They seek their Basic Human Rights, and they demonstrate this with lives defending the Universal Principles on which such Freedom for Individuals equally exists. It, is a matter of Persons, and their importance politically in such a hierarchy; who holds power, Greeks and Turks (call them Cypriots), or "Greeks" and "Turks"?

...ask: if there is a Republic and a Turkish Constituency seeking its recognition and respect; (because they do not exist) where are the other Cypriot Constituencies? What of Liberty having defined Freedom clearly enough?

...indeed, without a solution to the Problem, it has spread to become a problem among many Peoples: where "They" usurp the Rights of Individuals simply by ignoring them; defining people as Persons first.
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