Cyprus bicommunal discussion and chat forum : Residents Immigrants whatever...
The numbers are irrelavant, because they will be what they will be, when the people are counted by a body that can maintain its impartiality. And, the population issue is a 'hot button'.
It is fair at this point to call upon the members of the forum to recall the issue as a Human effort, and to remember our responsibility to Mankind, which depends on our ability to find in our dialogue, success that they can emulate.
Whatever the result, it is in our interest to be welcoming to those that are caught up in an imbroglio, that for some, those that are here on our island, has gone on for over thirty years. Obviously, the settlers which Turkey has invited need the very best of our intentions, because they left Turkey, like frontier people anywhere, anything was better than what they had otherwise.
Like it or not, we cannot stand against the future, nor can we always live in fear, it is up to us to embrace the future, beyond the EU, and the Middle East, when Africa is free from sickness and the tyranny of so few. Where ill we be, in the middle of all of this.