Saturday, October 04, 2008

News from Northern Cyprus


...for the first time in a long time, i have not read two speeches one conjoined to the other, that demonstrate what makes an end to the solitudes of this people now isolated from each other so impossible three months from now, with the start of 2009.

However within the components of these speeches we have clues as to how a Federal system of government will divide the Jurisdictions, between itself and the National Assemblies which must be created for there to exist a Bicommunal nature in our politic, a Principal we are commited to as a State.

the issue of missing persons
Cypriot Patrimony
"property issue", the displaced

these are issues that are important to both parties, albeit from different perspectives.

"As the Turkish Cypriot side, we want to establish a new partnership state in Cyprus, based on the political equality of the two peoples and which is composed of two constituent states of equal status. We believe that Cyprus could be unified under such a framework and that we can stand before the world with a single international identity", says Talat.

Christofias said, that Turkey must contribute to the process in a positive way, adding that he expects Ankara to rise to the occasion and fulfil its obligations arising from its efforts to join the EU. Turkey refuses to recognise the ‘Republic of Cyprus’, which joined the EU in May 2004, and has yet to open its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot flagged vessels and aircraft, as demanded by the EU.

thus: two National Assemblies, one State; three governments, one Cyprus.


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind...
Williams James (1842-1910)

Thursday, October 02, 2008



... whatever the form, I can only see this Qualification (TC or GC) as a way for the authorities (as a single government bicommunal State) to serve this newborn better in the future.

The child is born Cypriot. Many have attested to this in this thread, through their own identity cards.

...having any other choice is what surprises me., (same, same, other)
and if, for whatever reason, two Greek Cypriots decide to claim their child is Turkish Cypriot in another incident, has society a reason to restrict this choice, should it consider promoting these values for its own diversity, or should it act to defend these individuals and their Freewill (simply put) against malice.

zan, it seems you want a perfect system by pointing fingers,...
very few systems are perfect.

...when a man has a panel that needs fixing, and he has many panels,
do you tell him to tear it all out,
without thinking of modernising? (and the cost)
your soul is bruised forever, mine too
there is the panel.

i do wish you would reconsider your view on land usage
at issue is redress to all the displaced, not money
acts. humility and Grace
what is better than communities reborn?
and what is wrong with enclaves?