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Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:11 pm
by carita
How can this issue be resolved?

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:23 am
by appleton
Sorry for the bump. No replies here so...

Turkish side of Cyprus isn't recognised by the UK. Greek side is.

Who invaded the Island (and took half)? It was the Turk's? No?

Turkey doesn't want to give back half of Cyprus and Greece is not going to co-operate unless it gets the whole island back. Nobody wants to budge again a situation that will stand still for the next 30 years ;)

My opinion

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:04 pm
by Lad
That's right. A deadlock. A deadlock it will remain and I think if the EU expansion continues they will sort this problem out. ;)

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:40 pm
by appleton
There we are! Thank Brussels for the EU :P

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:10 pm
by ford007
Turks were always arch enemies of the Europeans. How ironic it is to grant them membership to EU? 500 years of massacring, forcible conversions and abduction of Balkan Europeans by Turks forgotten in 5 seconds.

Meanwhile I won't be forgetting this:

Image

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:14 am
by Per
Never seen that painting before, what does it illustrate?

RE: Turkey & Cyprus

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:28 am
by ford007
[quote=Per]
Never seen that painting before, what does it illustrate?
[/quote]

It is a very famous painting known as "Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire" by Ilya Repin. To find out more click on that image.

The painting is based on the reply sent by the Russians and Ukranians in 1676 to Turkish Sultan.