Cyprus bicommunal discussion and chat forum : Agreeing the History of Cyprus
yeh, in greek, Greek Cypriot dont call themselves 'ellinokibreoi/greekcypriots'...they just call themselves 'kibreoi/cypriots'... so really it is just the english language that makes us look more divided
Blame the brits again
Historically, there is more to the truth in you humour. Britain is famous as the colonial power that was best able at ruling by dividing. Turkey, I might add is famous for its ability to overwhelm, and they are the most capable at delaying for generations any alteration to their affects. Cyprus, has a body of people who are identified as Cypriots because they are indigenous to the island, and that predates the modern concept of Nation or of Religion. It is only in recent times, not seventy years ago that these people had, as an opportunity, the right to their own sovereignty. For whatever reason, the interlocutors have reasons of their own, which put at risk, this valuable and long sustaining culture. We call ourselves Greek and Turk, although Grecophone or Turcophone is more accurate.