Letter to the Editor: On Erdogan and Cyprus Unity Talks

Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades, right, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, left, shake hands with UN envoy Jane Holl Lute after a meeting at a U.N compound inside the U.N buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, Pool)

To the Editor:

As long as Erdogan is in power in Turkey, all talks between Northern Cyprus under Turkish occupation and Southern Cyprus tending toward being Greek will be meaningless and a waste of time. Certainly Erdogan with his pronounced Muslim stance and his thrust for power will not let any enclave having a Turkish majority to be unified with a majority government of a different bent. Erdogan has shown his true colors both in his support of Hamas and Hezbollah and his intervention in the Syrian conflict, not to mention the suppression of the Kurds.

I wish the participants in the current negotiations success but unfortunately it is highly unlikely as long as Erdogan is calling the shots, both figuratively and literally.

Nelson Marans

New York, NY


  1. …it is really up to Mr. Akinci to decide who and what he represents, his voters as Cypriots for Cyprus, or for “Turkishness”.

    He may have the support of all Cypriots, exposing those “Greek”, and those “Turkish”, isolating them as one in the same, simply by standing under the Flag of Cyprus.

    Let us not forget that Turkey too is torn, now, between its “Turks”, and those who are Turkish. The problem may be described as the Cyprus Problem, but it is not isolated to Cyprus alone. Thus, it falls upon Mr. Akinci, the Hope to those he may betray, to demonstrate the qualities of a Statesmen, defending Universal Principals, and the Rule of Law. Let him remember that a Cyprus divided, leads to no Peace, and a Turkey divided just as dysfunctional.

    …what is wrong with a Greek Constituency, if there is a Republic as well; most certainly a Turkish Constituency (and others) could exist if it was the case. What of enclaves, are they a dirty word if they were scattered across the whole island, even if the Green Line were to remain little unchanged? Indeed, Cyprus as an ethnos makes far more sense than it torn in two. It is the intentions which count, as a Cypriot People.

    …new thinking is needed. And respect and recognition, to the Cypriots who had their lives stolen, one way or another, for “being”, not “Greek” and not “Turkish”. One hopes that Greece and Turkey, (Great Britain as well), can see the value in Justice seen, that honors those who were murdered…

  2. Hey Nelson, tell us something that Dr. Assad of Syria hasn’t told us,.like Edrogan just got his convoy of Trucks carrying weapons to his and the U.S , Israeli and British proxy terrorist armies in Idlib, Syria by the Syrian air force advancing on them to liberate the last major Al Queda and Al Nustra terrorist stronghole!

    Tell us,.who also intervened in Syria, and is occupying Norther part of Syria with Nato Turkey and is collaborating to annex and partition Northern Syria, like they did in Northern Cyprus. the U.S and British Colonialist of Cyprus..now acknowledged as the ISIS of the West looking to create their own Caliphate of the world!

    Tell the readers ,who rewarded the Turks for their crimes against Greek Cypriots… the U.S!

    A statement issued by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states

    “This agreement has very clearly exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions and it unequivocally exposed the misleading and evasiveness which govern the policies of the Turkish regime.”

    “Syria calls on the Arab people to be aware of the dangers of the expansionist ambitions of the Turkish regime which is spreading the killing and chaos in different parts of the Arab world from Syria to Libya and the Sudan and it will not stop till it will satisfy its illusions on reviving the Ottoman Sultanate,” the source said.

    The Syrian Ministry added

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      The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs added… …

      “Syria calls on the international community and the UN to condemn the US-Turkish flagrant aggression which constitutes a dangerous escalation and poses a threat to peace and security in the region and the world and hinders all positive efforts for finding a solution to the crisis in Syria.”

      Ned, only a Glory to America and Israel Greek Secret Society Mason would make his case against Edrogan by referencing, his alleged association with Hamas and Hezbellah who are merely enemies of American and Israeli Gangsters in our government, not Cyprus, Greece, or the world!

      You didn’t mentions Turkey’s association with Israel which included a military cooperation alliance with U.S which included working together to overthrow the Syrian and libyan governments, but now failing.. and Edrogan no longer cooperating!

      Anastasiades and you have not supported Syria in fighting the Turkish and US.caliphate, that have burned down Christian churches, confiscated homes, murdered orthodox Clergy and faithful, and now occupy Northern Syria in order to annex it!

      Do you support Economic Sanctions and oil embargoes by U.S and EU ..on Syria ..who are fighting this caliphate..and doing what the Greek Cypriot cowards ..did not do ..fight and save their people from theTurkish murder to Greek Cypriots!

      Anastasiades.. is the captain of the Nato aircraft carrier of Cyprus.. and depends on U.S to stay in power, like Mistotakis…

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