Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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Summer 2006 Issue 19

18 June 2006
Issue 19 quotations


“The Greek people are a difficult if not impossible people to tame, and for this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralise their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves or to prevail, thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.”
Henry Kissinger, reportedly in 1994

“When we were trying to convince Turkey to allow the passage of our troops through its territory in northern Iraq, we gave Turkey two motives: several billion dollars in the form of donations and loans and Cyprus in the form of the Annan plan.”
Allegedly stated by Daniel Fried (member of the National Security Council and special advisor to President Bush), 26 June 2004

“…we continued to be day-dreamers. We continue to be so even when we are told in our face that we are a pawn. At present, we are proud of ourselves as revolu-tionaries for having successfully planned with our occupiers the process of putting ourselves in an icebox as valuable hostages.” 
Sener Levent in Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika, 25 October 2004

“The Turkish Cypriot leaders have adhered to a rigid stand against any measures which might involve having members of the two com-munities live and work together… the Turkish Cypriot leadership is committed to physical and geographical separation of the communities as a political goal… The result has been a seemingly deliberate policy of self-segregation by the Turkish Cypriots.” 
Report S/6426 of the United Nations Secretary General, 10 June 1964