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Media Watch 2004

21 December 2004
Simerini
"We reminded him that we find those agreements, which his uncle had signed, as the root of all evil Cypriot Hellenism suffers... while he was fighting to get Turkey date to open accession negotiations, Ankara sent combat aircrafts to fly over Greek islands."
20 December 2004
Washington Times
"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hailed on his return home from Brussels as "the conqueror of the EU."
19 December 2004
Cyprus Mail
"[Irish Prime Minster] Ahern said Erdogan’s comments that Turkey was not recognising Cyprus were unnecessary... Ahern said he fully backed the angry Cypriot reaction that this barbed comment was an attack not on one country but on the entire Union of 25 member states..."
18 December 2004
Sabine Herre Die Tageszeitung
"The EU is the loser in all the haggling. That none of the heads of government dared to let the 'historic' summit break down taught Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government an important lesson: if you hold out long enough, the EU will cave in ... The 25 heads of state and government have not suceeded in conveying to Turkey what the basic principles of the EU are."
18 December 2004
EU Business
"Erdogan's shrewd bargaining did not go across well with many EU leaders, however, with one accusing him of behaving like an aggressive "carpet trader". "We were gobsmacked," Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said, describing the mood. "What many colleagues say, (that) Turkish politicians still have things to learn, is quite right. We are not carpet traders here in Europe."
18 December 2004
Kathimerini
"The way in which Ankara officials bargained during the two-day Brussels summit is an indication of Turkish intentions, and the Europeans ought to take the signs into serious consideration. It is not just the arrogant statements voiced by Turkish officials. More importantly, it is Ankara’s demand to start down the path of EU membership on its own terms and not be subject to the conditions that have applied to all previous candidates... Beyond diplomatic issues, Ankara’s demeanor is a sign of a broader mentality. Turkey wants the benefits of EU membership without the obligations. Its attitude demonstrates that it is a complete stranger to European civilization. It is showing the true distance that separates it from being a full EU partner."
18 December 2004
Kathimerini
"Following intense haggling in Brussels yesterday, European Union leaders gave Turkey an October 3, 2005 date for the launch of open-ended accession talks - which, however, will offer Ankara no guaranteed outcome."
18 December 2004
Independent
"As [Irish PM] Mr Ahern put it: "When Erdogan stood up he put in the bitter pill that they do not recognise Cyprus." Mr Papadopoulos hit back with a fiery statement."
18 December 2004
The Independent
"Austria joined France in saying that it would not ratify membership for Ankara without a referendum, raising new doubts about Ankara's chances of ever joining because any nation could veto Turkish accession... worries about admitting a poor, mainly Muslim country of 70 million, whose borders stretch to those of Iraq, Iran and Syria, were overriden. Despite popular opposition in France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, EU leaders decided the risk of saying no to Turkey was greater than that of bringing it into their club."
17 December 2004
EU Business
" "We were gobsmacked," said Luxembourg foreign minister Jean Asselborn, describing the mood when Erdogan bluntly told EU leaders that there was no way he could recognize Cyprus."
17 December 2004
EU Business
"The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) said that its Turkish partner, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, treated 924 people, including 225 women and 33 children, at its five centres in 2003. From January 1 to September 14, 2004, 596 people were treated. "More than half of these torture victims, 306 to be precise, are victims of recent torture, claiming to have been tortured in 2004"... Turkey "may have fulfilled all legal reforms in line with the EU's ... criteria, (but) with regard to torture, the reforms have yet to be implemented." "There is still impunity for torturers and torture is still widespread," she said. The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and the Human Rights Association of Turkey have "often been subjected to intimidationn and harassment by the authorities,"..."
16 December 2004
Reporters Sans Frontieres
"...the new criminal code that becomes law on 1st April 2005... [Article 305]... punishes alleged "threats against fundamental national interests". It specifically targets freedom of expression, particularly on issues involving Cyprus or Armenia. The European parliament voted on 15 December for a resolution calling, among other things, for the immediate repeal of this article, viewed as incompatible with the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms"
10 December 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"It would be a good thing if the "exalted Lord," as a true representative of the now outdated "perfidious Albion,'' realised that we now live in the 21st century with its international War Crime and Human Rights Courts, which defend the rights of ordinary people against the intentions of neo-colonialist super powers."
09 December 2004
Africa (Turkish Cypriot newspaper)
"Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots will be living in the South and Turks from Turkey in the North."
07 December 2004
Info Turk
"Ankara does not show any intention to recognize the injustices and atrocities committed in the Turkish history and follows an absolutely policy of negation. According to the statement of reasons for Article 306 of the new Turkish Penal Code, a citizen who demands the withdrawal of Turkish soldiers from Cyprus or declares that the Armenian genocide actually took place during the First World War, can be pursued by Justice."
22 November 2004
The Times
"A BRITISH couple who built a “dream” holiday home on Greek Cypriot land abandoned under force in northern Cyprus have been ordered to demolish it, return the plot and pay the original title-holder damages of nearly £10,000."
18 November 2004
Kurdistan Observer
"However, it seems that Turkey' military and civilian leaders do not realize, just like Ataturk didn't, that being a European means more than wearing a suit and a tie... And acting like one is certainly nothing to do with the fact that their country has a bit of a territory within the European continent, which in fact was an integral part of Greece ... By contrast, the present Turkey, which is a by-product of Ataturk supremacist, Kurdish-hating and jingoistic mentality still has a very long way to go to convince even its ardent supporter in Europe that it has changed, but not on the cosmetic level."
29 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"I consider this amounts to a violation of Article 2.7 of the UN Charter which forbids this international organisation to intervene in the internal political developments of its member states."
29 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"GREEK Cypriots, yesterday celebrated, along with Hellenism, throughout the world, the anniversary of Greece's refusal to surrender to Fascism in 1940, with the famous 'Oxi' (No)"
29 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"UNITED States interference in Cypriot internal affairs with the specific aim of influencing voters to accept the controversial Annan Plan is clealry admitted in a special official report"
29 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"... it was within the Cyprus Republic's jurisdiction to determine which sea and airports were illegal and Tymbou airport, as well as Kyrenia and Famagusta ports, are illegal because of the continued Turkish military occupation of the island's northern third."
28 October 2004
Simerini
What would have become of Greece if Metaxas hadn’t said ‘no’? What would have become of Europe without a heroically resistant Greece... What would have become of Cyprus if we had said ‘yes’ to the Annan monstrosity?
27 October 2004
Haravghi
"What happened in Cyprus with the Annan plan in reality has nothing to do with the Turkish Cypriots, but the main issue was Turkey's accession into the European Union and the pseudo-state was used as pawn."
27 October 2004
Politis
"Turkey is called to start withdrawing its occupation forces soon, on the basis of a specific timeframe and as foreseen in UN resolutions"
25 October 2004
Simerini
"Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the safety of air navigation, rejected the request of Turks to inspect the illegal Tymbou (Ercan) airport"
22 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"But when Cyprus insists that a settlement must be based on respect for the EU acquis, without any derogations, the Annan Plan backers, including the British government counter that the Greek Cypriots are being too legalistic, or are making "unrealistic demands."
22 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
""I am aware that our policy on Cyprus since the referenda has caused concern among Greek Cypriots..."
15 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"The Annan Plan was voted down by a great majority of the people of Cyprus and we must respect that."
15 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...a settlement must be based on respect for human rights and the restitution of the refugees rights as demanded by international law and the judgements of the Rights Court."
13 October 2004
Phileleftheros
"If the Greek-Cypriots say 'no' to the Annan plan, we will take them to a new referendum, until they say 'yes'. " Lord Haney, architect of the Annan plan."
10 October 2004
Sunday Mail
"PRESIDENT Tassos Papadopoulos said yesterday the government would not abandon the rights of its citizens as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had confirmed them."
04 October 2004
Sunday Mail
"The agreement is seen by many as the first step towards Turkey’s eventual recognition of the Republic..."
01 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"The proposed settlement could not have been very good, because it had been rejected by the Greek-Cypriot community in the April 24 referendum" (Josep Borrelll, new President of EU Parliamentary Assembly)
01 October 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"There is no country in the world that has more than one monetary policy..."
28 September 2004
Cyprus Mail
"... when 76 per cent, freely, democratically and fully-informed voted 'no', in deed and words, they do not respect the verdict of the people or the majority but instead mock the decision and exercise psychological terror and project real or invented dangers..."
22 September 2004
Guardian
14 September 2004
Independent
"Turkey will never become an EU member as long as Turkish troops continue to divide Cyprus."
14 September 2004
Guardian
27 July 2004
Financial Times
"it appeared that the UN and the European Union were bent on legitimising at least some of the consequences of the Turkish invasion of 1974, because the EU wanted to take the Cyprus issue off the table in order to facilitate negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU... Greek Cypriots would not have freedom of movement in their own country. In a way, the Greek Cypriots would have been ghettoised"
27 June 2004
Sunday Mail
"...Papadopoulos said it was not the first time Britain had shown its intentions to upgrade the illegal authorities in the occupied north, without taking into consideration the recognised government of the of Cyprus."
25 June 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...the adoption by the Assembly of a resolution, despite fierce Turkish opposition, which urged the Turkish government to cooperate with UN agencies for the return of displaced persons or refugees... "ethnic cleansing must be condemned wherever it takes place"... Annan not only condones the ethnic cleansing conducted by Turkey against the Greek Cypriot population of north Cyprus but goes as far as to ignore Security Council resolutions which specifically demand the return of these Cypriot refugees by ruling out the exercise of such a fundamental human right."
25 June 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"The second is that the introduction of such illegal settlers by an occupying power in a state under its military control amounts to a violation of the Geneva Convention, and as such is a war crime that should never be condoned, never mind, rewarded!"
25 June 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Erik Jurgens, the CoE’s Rapporteur on the European Court of Human Rights, said that it was “important for the credibility of the CoE that the Committee of Ministers resumes consideration of outstanding questions in the Loizidou case and that this should be done as soon as possible.”... [British MEP Terry Davies] said that ethnic cleansing “must be condemned whenever it takes place... I learned from Cypriot friends what roots mean. You can understand that if you ask a Cypriot the village he came from.”"
09 June 2004
Cyprus Mail
"PRESIDENT Tassos Papadopoulos has accused UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan of exceeding his good offices mission and contravening international law... Papadopoulos said that throughout the negotiations process Greek Cypriot concerns had been ignored to a great extent while Turkey, but not the Turkish Cypriots had achieved their goal, which he listed in detail focusing on the Treaty of Guarantee as a priority..."
09 June 2004
Cyprus Mail
"there have been serious inaccuracies, as well as wrong assumptions, in your Report, which are pointed out in the attached Annex. The most serious of them is the erroneous interpretation of the choice of the Greek Cypriot community at the referendum of April 24, namely that by the disapproval of this specific Plan Greek Cypriots have voted against the reunification of their country. Such a claim is unfounded and insulting. It should not be forgotten that a substantial number of those voting were refugees, 70 per cent of which voted ''no'', and who for more than thirty years have been deprived of their human rights, particularly their rights to return and to property, due to the presence of 35,000 troops and 119,000 illegally implanted Turkish settlers."
03 June 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Reading through the detailed 26-page [Annan] report there is a total absence of any reference to the basic cause of the Cyprus problem, the Turkish invasion, the 30-year-occupation and its consequences, whose legitimisation through the Annan plan is the basic reason for its rejection by the Greek Cypriots in the referendum."
03 June 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"FIVE Turkish Cypriot journalists and a media group official face a military court on charges of insulting the Turkish army that could see them serving prison sentences ranging from 10 to 88 years."
02 June 2004
Cyprus News Agency
"What is important is to find an agreed solution between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots for our own interest, rather than serve the interests of the outsiders, mainly of Turkey, or the Europeans, or the US or other countries,'' he said, adding that the Turkey had nearly all its demands met during talks in Switzerland... "nobody can be or is more disappointed than ourselves that we did not find a solution" ...He said one could not have a fair solution, when one was negotiating under the guns of 35.000 troops which occupy one's country... "this one, offered to us, was neither functional nor it would achieve the reunification of our country"... Papadopoulos said any measures to be taken should aim at reunification and pointed out that the government would never agree to two separate states in Cyprus, and said he did not believe that the EU would accept it either."
24 May 2004
Simerini
"...THE FIFTH VERSION OF THE ANNAN PLAN was already seriously one-sided and unbalanced, even before Bürgenstock. After the inspired mediation it was turned into a political monstrosity."
23 May 2004
Cyprus Mail
"...all we want any more is peace and justice; instead of an unfair and in most aspects racist regime imposed on us. We want democracy...Why should we, the Cypriots as a whole, be considered second-class human beings... Is it really possible finally to have peace in a country where settlers from occupying Turkey will in fact rule it? Or in a country where the historical citizens are denied the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, including not only ownership, but also the right to vote and be voted for in the affairs of their place of residence? Or by imposing the will of a minority on the majority of 80 per cent? Or where foreign powers will continue having the right to intervene in our internal affairs..."
21 May 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...the Annan Plan was anything but balanced, or fair, and that it was unacceptable above all because it violated basic human rights and ignored both the relevant Security Council resolutions demanding the wirthdrawal of the Turkish troops and settlers and the return of the refugees, something also backed by the judgements of the Human Rights Court of the Council of Europe, which were also ignored."
21 May 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"As a matter of general principle every person who has been deprived of his personal property and forced to become a refugee has the human right to return and to recover his/her property. Nothing can annul this right because it also has to do with the roots, the dignity and the identity of a person,'' Chenard said... In a clear reference to the Annan Plan, Giovanni di Stasi of Italy, the newly elected CLRAE president, said: "I do not believe in formulas prepared elsewhere but in formulas prepared with the people concerned. Nobody can impose a settlement of the Cyprus problem by a strategy elaborated elsewhere, in Strasbourg, in Brussels or in New York."
21 May 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"In his detailed reference to the Annan Plan before the Subcommittee, Rossides said “the British had the primary influence in drafting the proposal, with US support and acquiescence” and noted that the plan “perpetuates the undemocratic features and ethnic divisions of the London-Zurich agreements... the Annan Plan was undemocratic because it gave minority veto powers to the 18% of Turkish Cypriots in both the executive and the legislature. Furthermore, its complicated provisions made it unworkable, it violated the UN Charter and UN resolutions, subverted property rights, perpetuated the militarisation of the island, kept 100,000 illegal Turkish settlers there and proposed clearly unfair territorial adjustments""
14 May 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...any settlement must comply fully with the EU acquis and respect for human rights, without any derogations. This is imperative to ensure that the people of Cyprus, whatever their ethnic origin, become EU citizens equal in every respect to the citizens of the other 24 members of the union... so that Cypriots may then feel they are not some sort of second class citizens denied the basic rights enjoyed in every other EU state. If nothing else, this would do away with some of the most outrageous provisions of the Annan Plan that in effect grant non-Cypriot EU citizens greater rights in Cyprus than those of the native Cypriots themselves."
14 May 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...the EU Parliament must also be reminded of a resolution it adopted in 1988, which called on the Council of Ministers to warn Turkey that it must respect international agreements on the protection of the European cultural heritage in Cyprus as a necessary step to ensure its progress towards joing the EU... scores of vandalised churches and the destruction of other cultural treasures in the occupied north, as well as a long list of the numerous international agreements violated by Turkey..."
01 May 2004
Cyprus Mail
"President Tassos Papadopoulos: “Our great joy for our accession to the European Union is overshadowed by our grief because we could not celebrate this moment together with our Turkish Cypriot compatriots and our great disappointment for the absence of a solution to our national problem.”"
30 April 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...Secretary-General of the United Nations appears so abysmally ignorant about this basic tenet of the Cyprus problem, or of the dreams, the feelings and the perfectly legal demand of the Greek Cypriot population... and is forced to depend too much on the advice of intermediaries like Messrs Hannay and Weston, whose objective is not the upholding of UN principles and respect for human rights and international law, but the defence of their national interests... what is right is not the cumbersome plan whose basis is the circumvention of the basic Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the Turkish occupation and the return of the refugees."
28 April 2004
Providence (Rhode Island) Journal
"...Secretary-General of the United Nations appears so abysmally ignorant about this basic tenet of the Cyprus problem, or of the dreams, the feelings and the perfectly legal demand of the Greek Cypriot population... and is forced to depend too much on the advice of intermediaries like Messrs Hannay and Weston, whose objective is not the upholding of UN principles and respect for human rights and international law, but the defence of their national interests... what is right is not the cumbersome plan whose basis is the circumvention of the basic Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the Turkish occupation and the return of the refugees."
26 April 2004
Hellenic News of America
"The Annan Plan is in violation of the Geneva Convention in not calling for the return to Turkey of all illegal colonists"
16 April 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Cypriots have every right to get not just emotional, but deeply angry over this highly prejudiced and unprincipled EU approach... De Soto is certainly economical with the truth... "
01 April 2004
Guardian
"It's like being raped, and having to pay the rapist compensation"
01 April 2004
BBC
"A reduction in the number of Greek Cypriot refugees allowed to return..."
31 March 2004
BBC
"The Greek Cypriot press is against the plan and urges voters to reject it in any forthcoming referendum"
31 March 2004
Reuters
"The United States and Britain have key strategic interests in settling the issue. British bases there were important staging areas in the U.S.-led war on Iraq and house listening posts serving London and Washington that monitor communications through the Middle East and beyond."
31 March 2004
Kathimerini
"A settlement of that sort does not guarantee a workable solution while, at the same time, it legitimizes the partition, forcing the Greek side to fund and bless the exemption of the occupied section of the island from EU law"
30 March 2004
Simerini
"The final plan is far off democratic values and the acquis communautaire; from which Turkey now request permanent derogations, in order to establish a purely Turkish state in the Northern part of Cyprus that would control the Southern part"
27 March 2004
Times
"All these people who are rushing now to buy property at what they think are reasonable prices from non-owners will be in trouble sooner or later"
12 March 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"... [while] Mehmet Ali Birand points out that the Annan plan grants the Turkiish Cypriots more than 90% of their demands, acting like a petulant child Rauf bawls out he will be left with nothing. His loud protestations are part of his standard strategy aiming at 100% percent satsifaction of his demands.
24 February 2004
Kathimerini
"Turkey complicated the issue by saying it would ratify an agreement only after it has been approved by the island’s people in referenda..."
24 February 2004
Kathimerini
"...politicians are under pressure to accept a solution which, deep down, they do not want..."
22 February 2004
Sunday Mail
"It is not complete gobbledygook... and the devil really is in the detail..."
22 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
"This map certainly includes the strategic ‘aircraft-carrier’ island of Cyprus... The success of a solution, whatever form it may take, was virtually guaranteed from the time Bush told Erdogan in the Oval Office, 'Solve the Cyprus problem'..."
22 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
"It is morally unjust to expect the Greek Cypriot taxpayer to pay compensation to people who had been deprived use of their property for 30 years by Turkey..."
21 February 2004
Kathimerini
"...the overwhelming majority of Greek Cypriots would vote against Annan’s plan as it stands, according to a poll..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...the masses of the Cypriot people would be asked to vote on a huge document of 600-700 pages, which they had neither the time nor the ability to study and understand fully..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...the veneer of cross-party support for President Papadopoulos is showing some cracks..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"...we will accept no settlement that is unfair and will make us second-class citizens in the European Union. What else is someone who cannot go and live in his or her own home?"
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Turkish observers see Erdogan’s Cyprus gambit as key to achieving Erdogan’s primary goal of reasserting its dominance in the region..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Greek Cypriots are insisting on freedom of movement and settlement, rights that are guaranteed by EU laws... Cyprus's entry as a split country could be a disaster for Turkey's EU bid. EU leaders have made it clear that the 35,000 Turkish soldiers in the north could be considered as occupying EU territory..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
20 February 2004
Times
"One reason why Cyprus is so important to Britain is its role in gathering military intelligence, which antennae suck from the ether. It is widely believed that much of it is shared with America, giving Washington a high-value asset..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
"If the Turkish settlers don’t leave and the army don’t leave and if the EU acquis is not followed, in our opinion we will say ‘no’ to the vote... we stress we can’t accept arrangements that will turn us into second class European citizens... referring to a list of derogations..."
20 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
"The majority of Greek Cypriots would vote against UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan’s plan for a Cyprus settlement as it stands..."
19 February 2004
Times
"Greek Cypriots are insisting on freedom of movement and settlement, rights that are guaranteed by EU law..."
19 February 2004
Times
"The leaders of Cyprus's Greek and Turkish communities traded barbs today after a first round of talks on reunifying the divided island..."
19 February 2004
BBC
"Separation in disguise?..."
19 February 2004
Guardian
"For Turkey, Cyprus' entry as a split country could be a disaster for its own EU bid... It is just suicidal for any [Turkish] political force to appear as if they are standing between Turkey and the EU..."
19 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
"Cypriots ...are clamouring for information on the Annan plan..."
17 February 2004
Guardian
"The compromise reached ... signals a clear retreat by the Greek side..."
17 February 2004
Politis
"The aim of the President of the Republic is to negotiate the issue of the settlers from scratch..."
17 February 2004
Politis
17 February 2004
Haravgi
"there are aspects in the plan in need of improvement to make the solution more functional and compatible with the European preconditions, with the so-called 'European Acquis.' This will be the focus of the negotiation. And it will be a very tough negotiation." George Papandreou, Pasok leader
17 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
16 February 2004
BBC
"Many Greek Cypriots... fear that Mr Annan's draft constitution will give legal force to the separation of the island into two autonomous states..." "German opposition leaders are right to reject Berlin's stance that Turkey should be allowed to join the EU..." "Turkey... is a problem case which would stretch the EU's capacity for integration too far... you cannot on the one hand support EU accession and on the other refuse to supply tanks because of insufficient compliance with human rights..."
16 February 2004
The Times
"Greek Cypriots were more cautious. Many fear the UN plan is vague, unworkable and gives the Turkish side too much territory and influence. Key questions for the Greek Cypriots include the number of refugees to return, which villages and towns now under Turkish control will be ceded to them, and how many settlers from mainland Turkey will be allowed to stay."
15 February 2004
Sunday Mail
14 February 2004
Guardian
"...until the end of March to try to iron out some of the plan's thornier details. These include the right of return for nearly 200,000 Greek refugees... The island's predominantly Greek northern third was seized by Turkish troops who have occupied it ever since..."
14 February 2004
The Times
"Without a settlement by May...Turkey, which has 35,000 troops in northern Cyprus, will be left occupying part of a new EU member..."
14 February 2004
Independent
14 February 2004
BBC
14 February 2004
Cyprus Mail
13 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"The Annan plan regretfully, as Annan himself admitted, is an attempt to strike a balance between the illegal Turkish approach and the perfectly legal one of Papadopoulos..."
13 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"The Commissioner is also strongly critical of the situation and living conditions of the 'enclaved' Greek Cypriots in the north..."
13 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
"Turkey's determination to impose a clearly partitionist settlement based on acceptance of the imposed ethnic separation which is completely contrary to the unification structure of the EU... For while it is insisting on an ethnic structure for Cyprus it is rejecting the same for Iraq..."
13 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
13 February 2004
Cyprus Weekly
13 February 2004
Haravgi
"The alleged mutilation of human rights of a tortured people that has been trying for centuries now to hold on to this rock at the southeastern Mediterranean is infuriating and outrageous...When a Cypriot will be able to move freely and have the right to work, invest, live all over Europe, is it acceptable that he be banned from living in the house he was born?"
13 February 2004
BBC
02 February 2004
Simerini
"Instead of Turkey being democratized so as to join the European Union, Cyprus will be de-democratized. And it shall join the EU in a political system that bears little connection with the acquis communautaire..."
01 February 2004
Sunday Mail
31 January 2004
Guardian
31 January 2004
Cyprus Mail
30 January 2004
Cyprus Weekly
30 January 2004
Cyprus Weekly
30 January 2004
Cyprus Weekly
30 January 2004
Cyprus Weekly
30 January 2004
Cyprus Weekly
29 January 2004
BBC
24 January 2004
Guardian
23 January 2004
Guardian
15 January 2004
Guardian
13 January 2004
Guardian
12 January 2004
Guardian
08 January 2004
Guardian
06 January 2004
Guardian