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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:14 PM

Erdoğan calls for 'two-state' solution for Cyprus

Source: Politico

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called for a “two-state” solution in Cyprus during a high-profile visit to the Turkish-Cypriot north of the island on Sunday.

“There are two separate peoples, two separate democratic systems and two separate states in Cyprus today,” Erdoğan said in a speech.

Cyprus has been divided into a Turkish Cypriot north and a Greek Cypriot south since Turkey’s 1974 invasion, which came in response to a Greece-backed coup. Ankara does not recognize the Republic of Cyprus, an EU member state that is otherwise recognized internationally as the sole sovereign authority over the whole island.

Several attempts to find a compromise settlement over the years have failed and Turkey, Greece and Cyprus are at odds over potential offshore gas and oil reserves.




Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/erdogan-calls-for-two-state-solution-for-cyprus/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:37 PM

1. Erdogan's next step:

Claim the other half of Cyprus for Turkey. (You gotta start somewhere when you're rebuilding the Ottoman Empire . . . . )

I've seen this movie before.

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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:46 PM

2. I read an article a while ago about what they are currently doing

The government is actively encouraging fundamentalist farmers to emigrate to Cyprus and integrate with the community. The native Turkish cypriotes are pissed because they are generally more democratic and liberal in their outlooks. The plan seems to be to overwhelm the native population and have hard core “patriots” ready for a conflict.
Attaturk must be spinning in his grave.

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