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3 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2012 - 5:45PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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Now with news of a real ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

Turkey threatens to annex northern Cyprus
By REUTERS
03/04/2012 20:14
If reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots fail, official says Ankara will consider annexation.

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Frustrated by the lack of progress, Turkey has said if there was no solution by July 1 when Cyprus takes over the European Union presidency, it would suspend dialogue until the presidency passes to another EU member in 2013.

Turkey has stationed troops in the north since invading in 1974, after a coup in Cyprus orchestrated by a military junta in Athens.

Northern Cyprus is only recognized only by Ankara and its only air link is with Turkey. It is also excluded from international sport, finance and trade, and it has been heavily subsidized by Ankara.
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www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx...

Moderated by Merope on Mar 04, 2012 - 05:54PM
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3 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2012 - 6:11PM #2
CharikIeia
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Interesting, but it sounds like 100% hot air.


It would be nice, though, if this had an effect on the Greek Cypriot government's willingness to come to an agreement with the North, and vice versa.


In danger of coming across racist: contemporary Greek culture, compared to Turkish, seems like Palestinian compared to Israeli. I see many parallels. The Greek always feel superior yet unjustly disenfranchised by their former colonial masters from Istanbul - despite the fact that the Osman empire ended in 1918 already... they seem to have cultivated an attitude of perpetual victimhood, in Greece.


It unites the EU with Turkey, this Greek problem - albeit in different faces...

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2012 - 6:31PM #3
teilhard
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And I understand that Argentina is thinking of once again pressing THEIR Claim to The Falklands-Malvinas ...

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 04, 2012 - 7:27PM #4
rocketjsquirell
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The difference is that the Falklands are not part of Argentina and are inhabited by Brits and sheep not Argentinians and cattle. 

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 7:54PM #5
rangerken
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The natural gas discoveries South of Cyprus MIGHt have a bit to do with this.


Ken

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