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Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:07 am
by B25
Of course he will accept the GF, is is biased in his favour. Just the rotating presidency of 2:1 is a f kick in the face. What a racist, idea is this, 20,000 TCs want to control 800,000 GC and all the while mother Turkey calling the shots.

Any GC that accepts this RP, needs shooting.

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:43 pm
by kurupetos
repulsewarrior wrote:

Greek, Turkish Cypriot workers rally for fresh negotiations

Source: Xinhua 2018-05-02 02:24:12

NICOSIA, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Greek and Turkish Cypriot workers turned their Labor Day celebrations on Tuesday into a rally to press their leaders to engage in new negotiations aimed at ending the four-decade partition of Cyprus.

Workers from both sides converged on the U.N. controlled buffer zone separating the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sector of the capital Nicosia for a joint May Day celebration.

Their meeting late on Tuesday turned into a rally for the resumption of the stalled negotiations as speakers from both sides time and again urged the community leaders not to delay any more the restart of the peace negotiations.

...while Akinci hints he may accept the Guterres framework.

Did he ask Erdo? :lol:

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 pm
by repulsewarrior
...from the reaction in Turkey, no i don't think he did.

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:09 pm
by repulsewarrior
...stumbled on this eulogy, since it was said publicly, i humbly include it here for your consideration.

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!

...well written i think, it speaks for itself.

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:48 pm
by repulsewarrior
...for the record,

NICOSIA – The leaders of Greek and Turkish Cyprus agreed on Friday to open two new crossing points on the divided island in what was the first meeting between the two states in six months.

In United Nations-moderated talks between Greek Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot president, both leaders agreed to open two new crossing points, adding to the existing seven.

“The leaders are pleased to announce that on Nov. 12, 2018, crossing points at Lefka/Aplici (in the north of the island) and Deryneia/Derinya (in the south of the island) will be open,” the two presidents said in a joint statement published on the UN’s Cyprus Twitter page.

Anastasiades told the press that the meeting had been a creative one and that there was a definite will on both sides to achieve peace in the region. ... Id=2468254

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:45 am
by repulsewarrior last, a good news story that brings tears to my eyes,

Political parties call for common monument, commemoration day for all missing Cypriots ... -cypriots/

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:15 pm
by repulsewarrior
Farmers in Cyprus find common ground on an island country torn in two ... story.html

...a most hopeful article, interesting to me being an exclusive to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:27 am
by repulsewarrior a matter of record. With this Legislation the benefits if there are any from the EEZ will go to benefit future generations, of Cypriots.

One hopes that this will end the prospect of oil and gas becoming an issue at the negotiation table to end the Cyprus Problem that divides Cypriots. ... 506554522/ ... 861652.htm

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:05 am
by repulsewarrior
Turkish-Cypriot Journalist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize ... ment-31182

For her work writing about the fate of people missing on Cyprus since an unlawful 1974 Turkish invasion, Turkish-Cypriot investigative journalist Sevgül Uludağ was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Anna Agathangelou, a political sciences professor at Canada’s York University, made the nomination, the Cyprus News Agency said, with the reporter having spent more than 18 years trying to discover the fate of the missing.

...thank-you Anna Agathangelou, a timely choice, and well deserved; good thinking! I second your nomination.

Re: Goodwill Forward

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:10 pm
by repulsewarrior
...more signs that unity, as Cypriots, exists.

Efforts to restore the two monuments in the walled city of Famagusta started in September 2017 on behalf of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and UNDP, with EU funding.

Conservators also found frescos beneath a layer of cement, which will be uncovered in a second phase, once funding is secured.

Addressing the members of the Maronite community, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, EU and UN officials, as well as foreign Ambassadors, Maronite Archbishop Joseph Soueif referred to the recent attack against Muslims in New Zealand mosques, noting that their ceremony is an answer to such horrible events.

“Our celebration here today is an answer. This is the truth, to have all the communities, all the religions living together,” Soueif said.

The 14th century church of St. Anne was turned into a mosque after the Ottoman conquer of Cyprus and was later abandoned.

“After 450 years, Maronites can celebrate and pray again in St. Anne, next to Tanners’ mosque, an old Jacobine church,” said Archbishop Soueif. ... ?nid=36709