just have a look to the chronological orders of the events on cyprus, Turkey is always seeking peace.. we had accepted UN's plan, we had voted for unifying in Cyprus, they didn't want..
are they waiting a gift from us? moreover, many EU parliments are accepting the entry of Cyprus was a fault. but it's a pretty good card to play against Turkey..
hmm if you don't do this, I'll have a look to your Cyprus issue a bit this year...
What gift do u think Cyprus are waiting for, from Turkey? Are u saying, that they are waiting for a bribe? U are joking, I hope.
I think, u think the EU are more interested in taking sides, than they actually are. The EU is an economic community. They are only interested, in what is going on, with the Cyprus situation, to assess how much disruption Turkey would cause, in the EU, if it joins.
[ Edit: Edited on Apr 6, 2007, at 2:29 AM by Mel. ]
Indeed since last 2 years, nobody wants to join EU in Turkey who are aware of the political facts.
Well, joining the EU is not compulsary. If this is true, then the EU will likely accept the decision, if the Turkish government let them know.
I hope, if we can select a independent and honest government in this elections!!
In what ways is the current Turkish government not honest and independent?
does greek part recognizing north turkish part? however they applied for all cyprus, not only greek part... then why eu doesn't recognize that north turkish part?
Because it is in Turkish hands. Then it would not be part of the EU, until Turkey joins. Therefore it would have nothing to do with the EU, until then.
Quoting Herr Bert
Taken out of the context, a picture of the prophet depicted as a terrorist is not funny, but why can't it be funny when you see it in the context how it was meant?
Kinda difficult to do, in some countries, where the government censors all information, it doesnt want people to see. Not that Turkey is one of those countries. Not completely, anyway.
well, why TVs censoring fat food or cigarette commercials?
if a society think that something is harmful and the majority agree on it, then it become censored, that's all
There is a big big difference between not allowing companies, to advertise cigarettes etc, on TV and using censorship to deprive groups of people of a voice.
Quoting Herr Bert
Cyprus was an English colony, but soon after WWII, The people on Cyprus want the English out (just like happened in a lot of places all over the world). Some wanted to become independent, a lot of Greeks wanted to join Greece, and a lot of Turks wanted to join Turkey. As the Turks are a minority on Cyprus, they wanted to split the Island, and let the Turkish part become part of Turkey. After the coup in Greece in the late 60's, the Greeks on Cyprus, opted for independence instead of joining Greece. The Greek junta, even tried to invade Cyprus, but that was the trigger for the Turks to also invade Cyprus (to provide Greece taking whole of the island). Instead of retreating from Cyprus, after the defeat of the Greek force, the Turks occupied the whole North of the Island.
And a lot of talks later, this more or less is still the situation. You have the independent Cyprus on the South. (the Greek part of it, that has joined the EU), and in the North is a part that is occupied by Turkey (if you follow the United Nations version), or the The Republic of North Cyprus (if you follow the Turkish version, note that only Turkey recognises this country).
And that is in a nutshell still the situation. In reality it's much more complicated.
Thanks Herr Bert