One Turkish forward-planning politician is worth ten Greek Cypriot politicians. We are experiencing the best prepared con of the century by swallowing hook line and sinker the belief that Turkey really does care about protecting the Turkish Cypriots from the nasty Greek Cypriots when in fact Turkish settlers are more of a threat to them.
By Turkey’s unequivocal demands to keep a stationed army in Cyprus when the fact is it could invade at a moment’s notice if it wished, Ankara has convinced the world that its 43 years of occupation without conflicts between the two communities is due to the miracle its army has brought about when in fact the brutal lesson of 1974 and the regular exhumation of dead Cypriots is a factor never to be repeated or forgotten by Greek Cypriots. As Turkey is not prepared to part with anything substantial from its invasion gains, it purposely cleverly introduces an irrelevant factor that its army is an inviolable condition of paramount importance and will pretend capitulation to Cypriot demands while the defenceless RoC will be left deserted by world leaders.
A Dinou, Nicosia