Flawed claims on the Cypriot issue

From Mr Robert Ellis.

Sir, Your claim (“Engaging Turkey”, September 8) that “the EU members made a fundamental mistake in allowing that divided island [Cyprus] to join without a deal” flies in the face of historical fact. The European Union agreed in 1995 to begin accession negotiations with Cyprus. At the Helsinki summit in 1999, when Turkey was accepted as a candidate, the European Council stated: “If no settlement has been reached by the completion of accession negotiations, the council’s decision on accession will be made without the above being a precondition.”

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FBI Insider Links Turkish Lobby to Bribery and Blackmail

fbiSibel Edmonds talks under oath about Turks buying votes against Genocide Resolution

WASHINGTON—Less than 72 hours ago, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds testified under oath about shocking details connecting the Turkish government to an intricate network of individuals and organization that bribed, persuaded, and—at least in one case—blackmailed U.S. lawmakers and government officials. Corruption. Espionage. Bribery. All to ensure that the U.S. does not recognize the Armenian Genocide ever again.

For years, the Turkish government and its representatives here in the United States have stopped at nothing to fight the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. This far-reaching campaign of denial and cover-up stretches from well-funded efforts to block education about the Armenian Genocide to ensuring that the American media does not address or acknowledge the genocide as a historic fact. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Turk soldiers murdered handicapped children in Cyprus

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Turk soldiers murdered handicapped children in Cyprus

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-l3tips-dU

Above is a piece, with English subtitles, from last night’s Cyprus TV news reporting that the remains of a family of four killed by Turkish soldiers during Turkey’s invasion of the island in 1974 have been identified. The father, mother and their two handicapped children, from the occupied village of Lapithos, were buried under a lemon tree in the grounds of the home and their remains discovered and handed over to occupation authorities in 2002 by the Turkish settlers occupying the property as they were building an extension to the house.  Read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

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