Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hurriet complaining about the 'racist' Cypriots.

Nicosia_divided_city, originally uploaded by nazarian.

The Turkish propaganda machine never seizes to amaze me. Their motto is this:

They want to have their cake, and eat it, too.

A perfect example of this is their dealings with Armenia - they initiated the hostile act of blocking the borders with Armenia (and air space for a few years), and constantly accuse Armenia of being unfriendly to them despite Armenian offers to normalize relations. The Turkish activities surrounding the Armenian Genocide are handled in a similarly illogical way.

The latest example of such attitude is in the "Hurriyet" newspaper. They report that there are slogans on buildings in the Cypriot capital Nicosia that are visible from the Turkish occupied portions of the capital that are racist in nature. An example is "Death to Turks".

Here is where the sad reality is: it is the Turks who have killed Greek Cypriots on the Green Line that separated the Turkish occupied North from the government controlled areas of Cyprus. There were two instances in mid 90-s when two young Greek Cypriot men were killed by the Turks on live TV during protests. One man was stoned to death when he got trapped in barbed wire. A relative of his was shot to death the next day when he tried to climb on a flag pole to pull down the Turkish flag in the Green Zone in protest.

The photo above is a Greek Cypriot observation post in Nicosia. The tourists are looking at the Turkish army positions on the other side of the Green Zone.

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