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12 April 2007



what happens if turks just move in anyway since they control the land. is not possession 9/10ths of law?

meric guven

you cannot call it an Turk invasion since the Turks were already there since 1570.

But we could call it a Turkish Genocide by the Greek for the murders and attacks in 1960s...


@ Meric

People come and people go,

but Cyprus is eternally Greek.

Fools may try to erase every trace of our history,

as if we never existed,

but exist we did on the land that was stolen from us.

Those who take our lands, even if they live on them

for a thousand years.

The land will forget them.

Because that land will be forever Greek.


kıbrıs türktür türk kaacak

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No offense to the Turks, it's related to history.

Cyprus is Greek since ancient times....
Cyprus is Greek, once and forever.


The problem in Cyprus was always one of trying to annul its autonomy from both mainlands and the superpowers and the former colonial power.


@Kosta, I agree and consequently I maintain the belief that Cyprus is Cypriot; anyone who feels Greek or Turkish can go back to their motherlands. If Cyprus was able to produce its own cultural identity rather than seeking shelter, today there would be a unified island.

@Meric, do you know what a genocide IS? Turkey did invade and kill many, but wasn't trying to wipeout the whole Greek race in systematic destruction.

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