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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:45 am

...for the record, (someone in Romania found this on my blog today)

Friday, February 14, 2020
Our View: Crystal clear Turkey wants Akinci out
https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/02/11/our- ... 4793742937


...thus, i ask, where is the Communal Chamber?

(...and as you say,)

Isn't it included in the Constitution, along with a Legislature?

Indeed, Turkish Cypriots should be asking for Greek Cypriots to join them in such a Chamber, just as Greeks are asking Turks to join them in the Legislature. How is this not Bicommunal, if as Greeks and Turks, as Persons, we recognise that this Liberty is based on respect and recognition, and accordingly, that such Constituencies demonstrate a willingness to provide for their minorities' special needs; that together they may demonstrate such a willingness to each other, and where numbers warrant the needs of other Cypriot Constituencies as well.

Indeed, it is as Cypriots, in Freedom, as Cypriots that we can realise these aspirations; to be loving, to respect and trust one another. The Individual, not as a "Greek", not as a "Turk", but as a Human being, also exists: a society based on merit without further distinction or discrimination. This voice needs its expression too. The problem in Cyprus, identified as the Problem, in effect is not about "Greeks" and "Turks", or Greeks and Turks, but "Greeks"/"Turks" against Greek/Turks.

But, to get back to the question. I think Anastasiades understands this issue, to "be" an Individual and a Person; it is not clear yet if Akinci represents Turkish Cypriots, as Cypriots, also. More importantly, Akinci, in doing as i've suggested before, stand beside the Flag of Cyprus, will cause a furor; and yet who will be exposed, who then is the traitor: those who treat it like a rag.


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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:52 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Malas highlights the challenges of reaching a solution

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/01/12/malas ... -solution/


...why is it important for Universities to organise themselves for the needs of Cyprus and Cypriots?

...while there may exist different Hospital Systems, how do they benefit from standards a Federal Government will make?

...how does he propose to make profitable venture possible among Cypriots, despite the divide (of prejudice from those "Turkish", and dare i say it "Greek"), for the benefit of Cypriots?

...and how about a consolidation in the Tourist industry, so that Cypriots can compete effectively (as an island destination)? Thus, i ask, where there are Turkish Cypriots in this Industry in the occupied north, why not support them? That by differentiating this choice, visitors might have access to them, and choose them? Against the illegal exploitation (by exposing such Hotels unqualified) would those qualified receive the same support, from his Government, toward promoting Tourism, in Cyprus, as other Cypriot Hoteliers?

These are some of the questions i would like Mr. Malas to answer.

...does he dare to offer Akinci an Airport; if visitors are greeted in Turkish first, as a Cypriot would he be willing to stand under the Flag of Cyprus, for that?

...what of the AKEL connection? Where are the Flags of Cyprus by the working class, flown both sides of the Green Line; that would be nice wouldn't it, as a demonstration of support?

The issue of Cyprus is being sidestepped, as it was last week in the elections held in the occupied part of Cyprus, "being" a Cypriot, what that is, was not discussed; only money, finance, and of course the corruption that must be stopped.

It may be early in this election bid, but nothing new has been said yet; differentiating the candidates without new thinking on the real issue in Cyprus, the Problem, only invites a low turnout at the polls, and more cynicism. Without leadership of this kind, with the future in mind, a Cyprus, what is expected?

Hope is needed. Needed beyond "Greek" candidates and "Turkish" candidates, representation that is Cypriot, for Cyprus, a vision as a President of Cyprus, is what is needed from this election for Cypriots, indeed, to ultimately win, all Cypriots.


...the same question is to be asked of this election; need i repeat myself.

...will AKEL join with the CTP to support Tufan Erhürman? Is he Cypriot? It is not Akinci alone, let's not forget. And this is AKEL's second time around, having elected their MEP, a Turkish Cypriot; will DISY now follow?
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:34 am

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The moral case for a federal solution is compelling
http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/05/22/moral ... ompelling/


...indeed, Cyprus will return to being an ethnos, when, among Cypriots there is Freedom.
(whatever Liberties they have)

We can prepare to be the cross-road for three continents, or we can deny, the "osmosis'', this world, at the advent of such notions, as the EU, and the Information Age, never mind what Climate Change, has in store for us. (we speak English mostly; Greek, Turkish, Arabic, are official languages). As it is there is no "Greek Constituency", although there is the Republic, and the desire for the self-representation as Persons, of one, of a set of Cypriot Constituencies.

A Turkish Constituency may find its equals within a community of Constituencies, but it is no equal to the community which makes up the Cypriot People; there is a big difference. And while Turkish Cypriots may see the benefits in sustaining their distinct identity through self-representation as Persons, Cypriots as Individuals, also need, their self-representation to be based on Universal Principals without distinction and discrimination, where they can express this conviction in defending each other, as Cypriots, as well.

...an apology was given by Christofias, when President, for the Greek Cypriot people; it was not reciprocated. And while Mr. Akinci defeated the camp "for Turkey", being elected, "for Cyprus", I do not believe that there is one instance where he stands, in one photograph, with the Flag of Cyprus beside him; this is telling. (Is it still an issue of, what is "Turkish" and what is not "Turkish"?)

It is Turkey that needs this solution, it is Turkey (read: Erdogan) who feels s/he has the most to lose (read: win). The Cyprus Problem, in my mind is, the Turkey Problem, defining the difference between Persons and Individuals, Liberty and Freedom, State and Nation, what is wise Constitutional Reform
(; what is a BBF)?

...while Turkey's intention is to divide Cyprus, she risks having herself divided, as well;
something to think about.


...while the item i quote is old news, it is as relevant, today; and in this election, likely to be the main topic.
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:11 am

Thursday, June 22, 2017
If Turkey loses Cyprus, it loses everything in the E. Med.

http://www.lgcnews.com/if-turkey-loses- ... the-e-med/


...I do not agree. If anything a Cyprus re-united, is a beginning for Turkey, not an end.

Mr. Erdogan has only to make a small change in intention to recognise Cypriots exist.

What is "Turkishness" may end. That is to say it may change itself, and its intentions. A Cyprus divided, is a Turkey divided. Witness what has been done to Cyprus, having its "Turks", and those, not "Turk". Witness what is happening today, in Turkey, where it is more divided than ever for the same political dogma. There is a big difference between Turks, and "Turks"; this is clear. The Turks are a diverse People. Turkey, as in Cyprus, is not "Turkish", (nor "Greek",) it is and has always been more than that.

And what of the "Greeks" and "Turks" in Cyprus? Think about it, were they ever busy at killing each other? The answer is no. Although at their hands many Cypriots died for not "being" them. "Greeks" and "Turks" are the same, "Greeks" and "Turks" are not Cypriots. It is the Cypriot people who need protection against "them"; this is worth thinking about, in Cyprus, and for Turkey and its Citizens, to be Free, to have Liberty.

...as I have said before, i will say it again, it is not the Turkish Cypriots that should be looking to Turkey for help. It is the other way around. In Cyprus, Turks, as Cypriots have the opportunity to represent themselves as Persons, as a Constituency, and as Individuals to represent themselves as Cypriots. This is the same hope Turks who are not "Turkish" in Turkey have: that they may have in Turkey's own Constitutional reform a form of self-representation as Persons, as Constituencies, as well.

Mr. Akinci is well placed to serve Cypriots, and those who are Turkish; he needs to express his disdain for, "Greeks" and "Turks", being Cypriot, being not "Greek" nor "Turkish". It is time for him to say it well, one Turkey, one Cyprus, so that Turks and "Turks" may find their Peace as Human beings, those who believe in God, and even those who do not, to serve lovingly each other.


...while it did not get published then (as a comment), it is still valid, today.
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:57 am

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Re: eu vote results
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...it crossed my mind that Disy has been having talks with Akinci's Party. Though they were late for the EU elections, it would not surprise me if such an alliance will be formed, in adapting to AKEL's successful effort to get elected a Turkish Cypriot.

Thus, Turkish Cypriots have become an important electorate to the main stream Parties. The Parties themselves will change, exposing those who cannot. It may even drive the creation of Turkish Cypriot Parties, who will make the same effort to gain support from Greek Cypriots.

...three Capitols seems right for Nicosia, and in buildings adjoining and nearby, it is not hard to imagine such a state. A State and two Constituencies, providing to its electors the services they expect and pay for with taxes, they may economise with a unified bureaucracy. While the EU is at its advent, if it survives, Cypriots will want strong representation within it. A strong central government, in that regard, unitary, or federal, will provide that, as a sum many times greater than its parts. If the Constituencies have parts (as i have suggested having enclaves spotting the island's map pretty much as it is), within their National Assemblies, each Constituency will be a better representation of its diversity as a People, and as a majority demonstrate that they can provide for the special needs of minorities among them, as well.

If Mr. Niyazi draws attention by representing Cypriots well in their affairs, it will be even harder for "Turks" and "Greeks" to justify their toxic relationship. It will be easier for those who are silent (read: silenced) to demonstrate they care for a Cyprus unlike ''this''.
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:00 pm

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/north-c ... 11/1965814

During the election process, candidates addressed several issues, including views on the solution of the Cyprus issue, reopening of the abandoned town of Maras, and developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Akinci and Erhurman from the left-wing support that the right choice to solve the Cyprus issue is a "federation" model -- based on sharing administration and wealth -- negotiated for more than 50 years with no results.

Tatar and Arikli, mostly appealing to right-wing voters, argue the model in question is now obsolete. They support options such as "a two-state solution based on sovereign equality" or "confederation”.

While Ozersay believes the "two-state" model will be the most realistic solution, Denktas thinks the people's desire for a solution will not be captive only to a federal solution model.

In 2015 presidential election, negotiations mostly focused on a "federation" model to resolve the issue. In this election process, different models, including a "two-state solution", are also expressed.

A total of seven candidates, with five of them independent, competed in 2015 election, and a second ballot was held. Akinci won 60% of the votes and elected president.


A total of six candidates will compete in the presidential election on Oct. 11


...the race begins in earnest.
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:23 pm

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... ction.html
Tensions between Turkey, Turkish Cypriots escalate

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... ction.html
...and this one which i wish i knew what "Raiders" means.

for the record,

“When we look at Cyprus, what kind of solution is possible in Cyprus, when we make a realistic assessment of it, we see that we do not have many alternatives. In other words, when we say a single state in Cyprus, we are actually talking about a federative structure in Cyprus. In terms of international identity, that is, representation in the UN, there may be only one structure in terms of representation in the European Union, but Cyprus will already be a two-state structure within itself", Akinci says.

The rest of the interview is revealing, about his perspective on many issues: warning; for a Cypriot reading it, quite depressing really.
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:15 am

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Cyprus reunification talks restart, tough challenges ahead
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... d-46721684


...just an update for your readers; Easter this Sunday, and the "government" in the occupied north, in Cyprus, has refused these religious services to take place.

While their demands were met with the Legislature of Cyprus demonstrating that it is Cypriot, and not "Greek" alone, those "Turkish", feel no need to demonstrate their own commitment as Human beings, to Universal Principals. In affect they are the same, without these changes they are the "Greeks" their equals and on the same side, from a Cypriot's point of view.

...what comes around goes around. Mr. Akinci has no more excuses, if he is Cypriot he has an ally. If he is Cypriot he will see, now, that the "Turks" have no need for his representation; Cypriots do. In any case, what's clear is that he was elected by Cypriots, as was Mr. Anastasiades, the "Greeks" and the "Turks" had their own candidates that they voted for.

One Cyprus, Freedom. And within Cypriot Constituencies, Liberty. A BBF, should not be hard to understand, both Canada and the USA are BBFs. Who can imagine America divided as the "Turks" demand? Who can imagine Turkey divided this way? Indeed, a Cyprus divided, is a Turkey divided. Solving the Cyprus Problem is a big step forward toward solving Turkey's Problem. It will do a lot to help in other conflicts too, where people have an Identity as Individuals, as well as one of choice, of being a Person.

It is Akinci who holds Turkey's fate in his hands, in my mind, not the other way around, if he has the courage to stand up against the Turkey Erdogan is defining, now that for the first time, two Cypriots may sit at a table to discuss their affairs as Cypriots, he may be the one offering Turks a way to look forward.


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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:26 pm

...a review of the candidates and their policy.

https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/ele ... tial-polls
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Re: elections in the illegally occupied territories

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:27 pm

...how interesting. It is predicted that the two candidates for Cyprus (as opposed to "Turkishness"), may well find themselves facing each other in the runoff election.

https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/10/04/turk ... the-north/

...Turkey allegedly, has taken to influencing the election directly, of course.
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