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In the News (Mon 18 Mar 19)

  Turkish Cypriot Network
In her closing statement, Elena Keoba, the Greek Cypriot prosecutor argued: "Although Pyla is a settlement in the Buffer Zone and comes under the control of the UN, the sovereignty of all Cyprus belongs to the 'Cyprus Republic'.
The Turkish Cypriots in the village are accusing the UN of collaborating with the Greek Cypriot side and of failing to protect the Turkish Cypriots in the village.
Greek Cypriot daily Politis dated 2 April 2001 reported that on April 1, on the anniversary of the establishment of EOKA given at Ayia Ionni Church, Clerides repeated once again the determination to continue the "struggle".
www.tcn-cy.freeuk.com /tcn50.htm   (3971 words)

Turkish Cypriots residing in the south and Greek Cypriots living in the north are allowed to practice their religions freely.
The 1960 Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus specifies that the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which is not under the authority of the mainland Greek Orthodox Church, has the exclusive right to regulate and administer its internal affairs and property in accordance with its holy canons and charter.
Greek Cypriots report that unused Orthodox churches and cemeteries in the north continued to be robbed and vandalized, and the Government maintained its claim that Orthodox icons had been smuggled out of the north.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51547.htm   (2575 words)

The fate of the 89 Turkish Cypriot men from Tas¸kent was later discovered in the presence of the United Nations. Having been taken by force from their homes on Aug. 14, 1974, they were brutally murdered and buried in mass graves.
Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot people cannot be held responsible for the consequences for a war Greece and its Greek Cypriot supporters started in contravention to international law and with the aim of realizing a constitutionally prohibited objective, enosis, or the union of Cyprus with Greece.
Greek and GC politicians, cadres, priests are responsible of the all losses and sufferings of Cypriots...
www.cyprus-forum.com /cyprus658.html   (1784 words)

Turkish Cypriot authorities still have not conducted a credible investigation of the 1996 murder of a prominent leftist Turkish Cypriot journalist, Kutlu Adali, who wrote articles critical of Turkey's role in the north and particularly on the role of the Turkish military and of policies that allowed large numbers of Turkish workers into the north.
Greek Cypriots visiting from the south still may not travel in the north in their personal vehicles but must use taxis or buses and pay the crossing fee.
In the Greek Cypriot community, disabled persons who apply for a public sector position are entitled to preference if they are deemed able to perform the required duties and their qualifications equal those of other applicants.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/1999/324.htm   (7237 words)

 Assembly of Turkish American Associations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek Cypriot and Greek designs and the use of force to achieve their unlawful aims led to the collapse of the partnership system.
On the other hand, the Greek Cypriot administration paid only lip-service to the internationally supported proposal of federation and dragged its feet in the talks that were being held under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General.
Clerides, the leader of the Greek Cypriots, saw nothing wrong in telling his people that once "Cyprus" was accepted as a member of the EU, the national cause of Hellenism would triumph as the Treaty of Guarantee would be inapplicable against a member state.
www.ataa.org /ataa/ref/cyprus/cpyrus.html   (3059 words)

 ATMG - Australian Turkish Media Group -
He was killed by another Greek when he did not obey the order…two children were killed by the Greek soldiers.
As to the Greek Cypriot Government, it is giving proofs of such unbelievable liberality and benevolence in the matter that its attitude amounts to little less than aiding and abetting the international terrorists who are using Cyprus as a training ground, a supply center and an operational basis.
The Greeks are in favour of this with condition that the terrorists will not use any Greek interest as their targets.
www.atmg.org /GreekQuotations.html   (3772 words)

On 3 July 1990, the Greek Cypriot administration in South made a unilateral application under the usurped title of "the Government of the Republic of Cyprus" to become a member of the EU (then EC) purporting to act for and on behalf of the whole of Cyprus.
A further legal aspect of the unilateral Greek Cypriot application is the restriction imposed by the international treaties, which had established the bi-communal 1960 Republic in any international organizations and pacts of alliance in which Greece and Turkey are not both members.
The Greek Cypriot side has made no secret of this fact and is apparently prepared to make empty gestures of concession, such as purporting to accept "limited sovereignty" of the federated states, rotating Presidency etc., in order to achieve EU membership.
www.cypnet.co.uk /ncyprus/history/cyproblem/articles/bolum2.html   (1830 words)

 Cypriot Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cypriot diglossia makes the dialect one of only two Greek dialects currently still widely used; the other, Pontic language, is healthier in the former Soviet Union and Turkey than in Greece itself, where its use is increasingly emblematic.
The modern Cypriot dialect is not an evolution of the ancient Arcadocypriot dialect, but evolved from Koine.
The legislation of the Kingdom of Cyprus in the Middle Ages was written in the dialect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cypriot_Greek   (1347 words)

 'Turkish Cypriot move contradicts Turkish theses on Cyprus' - Turkish Daily News May 02, 2007
An appeal by 78 Turkish Cypriots to vote in elections held by the internationally recognized, Greek-led administration of the southern half of the divided island was rejected Monday by the Greek Cypriot Supreme Court, sending the issue to the European Court of Human Rights.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of Greek Cyprus rejected the appeal by the Turkish Cypriots, ruling that Turkish Cypriots cannot vote in the Greek Cypriot elections unless the decades-old Cyprus deadlock is resolved.
In that respect, although the Turkish Cypriot applicants live on the island of Cyprus, they reside in areas that are not controlled by the Greek Cypriots," said Özersay, adding that he believed the European court would not rule in favor of the applicants.
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr /article.php?enewsid=72089   (575 words)

 End to division on horizon as Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders talk | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet today for an intense round of peace talks, and many Cypriots are considering what was virtually unthinkable a few weeks ago – that the island could soon end years of division.
Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots live interspersed throughout the town, mostly in two-story homes with gardens of olive, orange and lemon trees.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots battled one another in the 1960s and the island was divided after a Turkish invasion in 1974 following a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040219/news_1n19cyprus.html   (628 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | International | Greek-Cypriot tragedy
This is because the negotiations involved the Greek Cypriots and Turkey, the occupying power in the northern 37 per cent of the island since 1974, rather than Turkish Cypriots.
Greek- Cypriot concerns over this imbalance were exacerbated when Ankara was granted its demands while a number of important Greek-Cypriot requirements were not incorporated into the plan.
Cypriots from both communities realise that the international push to resolve the Cyprus problem has little or nothing to do with what happens on the island.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/685/in4.htm   (781 words)

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THE government said yesterday it would pull out all stops to thwart the exploitation of Greek Cypriot properties in the occupied north, though conceding that the continued division of the island was a considerable impediment.
The President was being asked to comment on widespread media reports on a frenzy of construction in the occupied territories, in the wake of a case last week when a man was arrested in Paphos on suspicion of acting as an intermediary for the sale of such properties.
He went on to confirm that police were investigating “a number of cases” where Greek Cypriots may have been involved in exploitation of properties, but added that no concrete conclusions could yet be made.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=19616&cat_id=1   (459 words)

 Cyprus bicommunal discussion and chat forum : Learning Greek Cypriot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cypriot Greek dialect, although it observes the grammar and syntax of the Greek language, does, in its words and phrases, reflect the language influence of states that have, periodically in the island’s history, occupied Cyprus.
Cypriot Greek has many loan words from French, Venetian, Arabic, English and Turkish that are not found in Greek and has also been influenced by its relative separation from the Greek mainland.
Cypriot Turkish is not listed as an ‘official’ dialect of the Turkish language yet it is considered sufficiently distinct from Turkish to be taught as a separate language and literature at some universities.
www.talkcyprus.org /forum/about2727.html   (1045 words)

 Ancient Scripts: Cypriot
While the earliest examples dating from as early as 1500 BCE cannot be read, comparisons clearly show that the Cypriot syllabary seemed to have derived from Linear A, and therefore is like a sibling to Linear B.
The Cypriot script continued to serve mostly for short dedicatory and funerary texts, but there are instances of longer, historical texts during the 5th century BCE.
In the case of syllable-initial consonant clusters, all consonants except the one nearest to the vowel are represented with CV signs whose vowels agree with the vowel of syllable.
www.ancientscripts.com /cypriot.html   (644 words)

 CNN - Cyprus conflict comes to a boil - August 15, 1996
She was referring to Solomos Solomou, an unarmed Greek Cypriot protester fatally shot by a soldier Wednesday while climbing a flagpole to pull down the red and white Turkish flag.
Simitis is due to fly to Cyprus on Friday to be briefed on the crisis and attend the funeral for Solomou, 26.
Turkish Cypriots declared independence on their part of the island in 1983, but their self-declared republic is recognized only by Turkey.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9608/15/cyprus   (535 words)

 The Greek Cypriots' Legal Attacks on the Turkish Cypriots
With reference to some of the recent Greek Cypriot summons issued by the Greek Cypriot Courts in the South, against the Turks who are in use of previously Greek Cypriot owned land left in the North, the law is very clear.
Furthermore it is against all legal principles for the Greek Cypriot Courts to claim jurisdiction over land cases situated in the North of the Island that they do not have any control over and so can not enforce any of their judgement.
If the Turkish Cypriots also start to take their land dispute cases with the Greek Cypriots or with the Greek Government to the Human Rights Court, this will mean that the European Court of Human Rights will be suffocated with thousands of Cypriot land disputes.
www.north-cyprus-properties.com /press/greek-cypriots-legal-attacks.asp   (939 words)

 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus :: www.trncgov.com ::   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek Cypriot demand for ENOSIS brought to the attention of the UN by Greece.
Greek Cypriots elect Archbishop Makarios as President and Turkish Cypriots elect Dr. Kutchuk as Vice President.
Its main architects; Archbishop Makarios-President, Glafcos Clerides -President of the Greek Cypriot Communal Chamber, Polycarpos Yeorgadjis - Minister of Interior, Tasos Papodopulos- Minister of Labor.
www.trncgov.com /cyprusissue.htm   (717 words)

 Birthplace Of Greek Alphabet Identified
Woodard determined that certain characteristic features of the ancient Cypriot script -- particularly its strategy for representing consonant sequences and elements of Cypriot Greek phonology -- were transferred to the new alphabetic system.
The earliest Greek scripts were syllabic scripts, meaning that each symbol represented a syllable rather than an individual consonant or vowel.
Woodard discovered that the Mycenaean Greek strategy of writing sequences of consonants used a sophisticated sonority hierarchy in which consonants are ranked according to the amount of air obstruction that occurs when the sound is made.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1997-12/UoSC-BOGA-151297.php   (1142 words)

 Travel guide for Cyprus - Hostels, things to do, nightlife, tips, etc
Cyprus (Greek Κυπρος, Turkis Kıbrıs, [1]) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey.
While the island lies close to the Middle East, because of its large Greek population, it is considered to be a European country and is a member of the European Union.
Note that Cypriot cities have a variety of historical spellings and writings, all in fairly common use, and which change according to the context, whether it be Greek Cypriot, Turkish or English tourist...
paganel.eu /cyprus/index.html   (1519 words)

The killing of two unarmed Greek Cypriot demonstrators by so-called Turkish Cypriot "police", members of the Turkish ultra right-wing nationalist "Grey Wolves" and "Idealist Hearths" organisations and Turkish occupation troops on 11 and 14 August was given wide coverage in the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot press.
In Dherynia, when the Greek Cypriot youth Anastasios Isaac (24) from Paralimni tried to run away from the site of the incidents, he was trapped by the barbed wires and was lynched by a group of Idealists armed with iron clubs and bars.
A Greek Cypriot running away was trapped in the barbed wire and was unable to escape and he was beaten with iron bars.
www.hr-action.org /chr/TPress00.html   (1163 words)

 Cyprus: the only solution is through the unity and the common struggle of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot workers
If mistakenly the Greek Cypriot workers try to lay the blame for the fall in their living standards on the Turkish Cypriot workers and not where it really lies, then inter-communal strife will not be avoided.
In spite of the fact that AKEL controls the great majority of the Greek Cypriot workers and it is the biggest party, because of its adherence to the Stalinist theory of stages, it has never struggled for workers' rule and Socialism.
Only then can the Turkish Cypriot workers be free of the need to be "protected" by their own bourgeoisie and thus enter into a common front with the Greek Cypriot workers both in the North and the South of Cyprus.
www.marxist.com /cyprus-greek-turkish-unity161202.htm   (2423 words)

 Cyprus :: Being a Cypriot is an Honor, Pride & Privilege!
The Greek Cypriot language is an idiom (sometimes falsily, or in non-linguistic context, labeled as 'dialect') distinct from the formal Greek language (note that different idioms exist on many of the Greek islands) as it is spoken in mainland Greece.
The Greek Cypriot language is a source of pride for the Greek Cypriot population - many Greek Cypriots consider the dialect to be closer to the Classical Greek language than standard Greek, thus providing a direct linkage between Greek Cypriots and noted ancient Greeks such as Homer and Plato.
I love Cyprus, and all Cypriots, whether they be GC, TC, Maronite, Latin, Armenian, etc...If we are to live together in a truly democratic country, we have to embrace both our differences and our similarities, instead of trying to suppress part of our identity in an attempt to 'make people happy'...if that makes any sense...
www.cyprus-forum.com /viewtopic.php?p=107767   (1233 words)

 Greek, Turkish Cypriot Leaders Praise Mass Border Crossing
Many have visited their homes in the towns and villages they were forced to abandon and caught up with old friends from the other side for the first time since the [intervention of the Turkey in 1974 to save Turkish-Cypriots from a certain annihilation].
Many Greek Cypriots crossed into the north to celebrate the four-day Orthodox Easter holiday in their former churches.
The crossing by Turkish Cypriots, which was also in thousands the first five days, dwindled to a few hundred on April 28, Monday, a working day for Muslims.
www.theturkishtimes.com /archive/03/0503/f-kibris.html   (501 words)

 MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Welcome to our Website
Speaking to Cypriot and Greek media correspondents, Mr Kyprianou said the Joint Ministerial Meeting of the EU with the GCC was particularly important as it provided the opportunity for bilateral meetings.
The majority of these hotels belong to Greek Cypriot displaced persons who were forced to leave their properties following the Turkish invasion of 1974 or have been built illegally on properties belonging to displaced Greek Cypriots, in violation of the latter’s property rights and without their consent.
Foreign citizens are warned against the purchase of Greek Cypriot owned property, in the part of the Republic of Cyprus which has been under Turkish military occupation since 1974.
www.mfa.gov.cy   (1116 words)

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The EU’s acquis communautaire is suspended in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots pending a settlement of the island’s division.
None of the Greek Cypriot parties has been able to elect a president by itself or dominate the 56-seat House of Representatives.
The 165,000 Greek Cypriot refugees from the area now administered by Turkish Cypriots are a potent political force, along with the independent Orthodox Church of Cyprus, which has some influence in temporal as well as ecclesiastical matters.
www.lycos.com /info/cyprus--greek-cypriot.html   (445 words)

 Greek,  Turkish Cypriot Leaders to Meet in July   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are to meet next month to determine the fate of 2,000 people missing from past conflicts on the island.
It will be the first time Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have met since Greek Cypriots rejected a United Nations-sponsored plan to reunify the island in 2004.
Cyprus has been split between a Greek Cypriot south and a Turkish Cypriot north since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded the island in response to a Greek-backed military coup.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-06-20-voa68.cfm?rss=1   (203 words)

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