Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Crimes of the Turkish Cypriots

The following report came in a press release from Cyprus Action Network. It concerns a debate about the partition of Cyprus, and the illegal Turkish actions that keep the island divided.

British Members of Parliament speak like Kyrenian Refugees

On Tuesday the 16 November 2010 an emergency meeting took place in the House of Commons in London with Cyprus as its item.

At the same time president Christofias is travelling to New York, when Sir David Hannay attempts a comeback to the scene with statements through Arab TV station Al Jazira calling upon the Greek Cypriots to accept his rejected monstrosity so called “Annan Plan“ (with some modifications he says), British Members of Parliament debate in depth the Cyprus issue in the House of Commons and speak with a Kyrenian refugee voice! They hammer Turkey head on, and the Turkish Cypriots for their myths, crimes, destruction and desecration of occupied Churches and cemeteries, cultural heritage, for barbarism and huge violations of human rights, the case of the missing people, the need for all Turkish invading troops to withdraw, for the settlers to withdraw and the return of Greek Cypriot refugees to their stolen land and properties and many more…

The MPs have criticized heavily their colleague MP and ex Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary Jack Straw for his despicable article in The Times calling for partition and one even insinuated that he may have been “paid” to write it.

The British MPs spoke and called for all those things the Greek Cypriot refugees demand, only to be regarded by some of their own people as… racists and nationalists simply because they are an obstacle in the implementation of the racist bizonal bicommunal federation.

You are forwarded the full text of the House of Commons Hansard Report on the debate on the 16th November 2010 on Cyprus. The discussion starts from paragraph 212WH and finishes at paragraph 232WH.

Also you are forwarded the video link to watch the full debate as it took place in the House of Commons.

The Cyprus High Commissioner, Mr. Alexandros Zenon, was present at the debate, as was the new Minister for Europe Mr. David Lidignton.

PDF of Cyprus Debate

Thank you,

Fanoulla Argyrou, London , 18.11.2010


. said...

A little historical perspective on this matter:

In 1974, a military coup overthrew the electric government of Cyprus. The coup was coordinated with the military dictatorship of Greece at the time, with the objective of erasing the independence of the island and joining it to Greece. In response, Turkey sent its military to the island and the "enosis" with Greece was prevented. There was, to put it mildly collateral damage to the island.

Here are the terms of the "Annan Plan" so dismissively derided by your correspondent:

-A collective Presidential Council, made up of six voting members, allocated according to population (per present levels, four Greek Cypriots and two Turkish Cypriots), and selected and voted in by parliament.

-A President and Vice President, chosen by the Presidential Council from among its members, one from each community, to alternate in their functions every 20 months during the council's five-year term of office.

-A bicameral legislature:

-A Senate (upper house), with 48 members, divided 24:24 between the two communities.

-A Chamber of Deputies (lower house), with 48 members, divided in proportion to the two communities' populations (with no fewer than 12 for the smaller community).

-A Supreme Court composed of equal numbers of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot judges, plus three foreign judges; to be appointed by the Presidential Council.

The plan included a federal constitution, constitutions for each constituent state, a string of constitutional and federal laws, and a proposal for a United Cyprus Republic flag and a national anthem. It also provided for a Reconciliation Commission to bring the two communities closer together and resolve outstanding disputes from the past.

It would also have established a limited right to return between the territories of the two communities, and it would have allowed both Greece and Turkey to maintain a permanent military presence on the island, albeit with large, phased reductions in troop numbers.

The plan was put to a referendum in Cyprus. The leaders of both the Greek and Turkish states recommended a "no" vote. The Turkish Cypriots ignored their leader Mr. Denktash's advice by a more than 2:1 margin. The Greek Cypriots did not.

And so, stalemate remains.

CyprusRefugee said...

The military coup in Cyprus in 1974 was a matter between Greeks and Greeks and not a single Turk was touched, confirmed by reports of the British High Commissioner in Nicosia at the time as well as by the Turkish officials to him. Turkey was set to invade Cyprus according to a premeditated plan that had been formulated by Turkey as early as 1963. First attempted coup by the Turks in December 1963 ( Book “Bloody Truth” download free from www.freedomjustice.com.cy ) to dissolve the Republic of Cyprus and create a confederation of two states in Cyprus failed. In March 1964 the United Nations rejected the Turkish demand for two states and recognised as the only legitimate Government in Cyprus that of the Republic of Cyprus through its resolution 186.

Turkey tried to invade Cyprus in 1964 and in 1967 but unsuccessfully due to objections by USA and the USSR and invaded in 1974 using the Greek coup as the pretext.

She killed 6,000 in the process of the bloody invasion, 1619 were missing presumed killed and no details of most of them as Turkey is refusing to do so even after 36 years, over 800 women of all ages were barbarically raped and left scared for life, 550 Christian churches and cemeteries have been desecrated, destroyed, looted and vandalised and turned into toilets and shops and bars etc., 200,000 Greek Cypriots have been uprooted from their ancestral homes and made refugees in their own country, 180,000 Turkish Anatolian settlers have been imported to the occupied and 40,000 Turkish armed forces are still occupying the stolen land of Cyprus.

The Annan Plan was a confederal monstrosity and not a viable and just plan which offered Turkey 99% of her demands over Cyprus i.e. half of it Turkish (for a minority of 18%) and control over the rest turning the majority of 82% Greek Cypriots hostages under Turkish custody. The Annan Plan was asking the Greek Cypriots to commit suicide with their signature. The limited right of return of the Greek Cypriot refugees is enough to demonstrate the apartheid and racist content and objective of that plan in order to secure the Turkification of the occupied area doubling the violations of human rights against the Greek Cypriot refugees.

The plan yes, was put to a referendum. And the people decided to reject it because they decided they could not commit suicide to please the occupying power i.e. Turkey .

The people decided democratically the same way the people in Britain decided to enter the EU. After that decision nobody demanded that the people who voted yes to enter the EU ought to be punished to please the rest who voted no.

Turkish expansionist policy is underlined by A. Davudoglou’s statement in his book : Even if not a single Turks was in Cyprus Turkey ought to create a Cyprus problem to have a foothold in it..

Refugee from occupied Kyrenia

. said...

Er, that should be:

In 1974, a military coup overthrew the ELECTED government of Cyprus.

Richard said...

That plan is asking the Greeks Cypriots to commit suicide, I hope no one with any brains is asking people to accept this travesty.

Professor L said...

So basically what you're saying is that the Greek Cypriots should have voted to accept Turkish settlement on the island, their own displacement and the desecration of their cultural heritage. In short, allowing the Turks to remain there, in spite of their act of aggression and colonisation.

And you condemn the US for invading nations for its own interests, and Isreal for its own settlements.

A shred of consistency might do you credit, sir. I ask you show some.