Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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"The way in which the Turkish side bargained over the past two days in Brussels is a sample of its behaviour which the Europeans should take seriously into consideration. It was not only the arrogant statements by some Turkish officials. It was first and foremost Ankara's demand that it should be allowed to enter an accession course on its own terms and not on the conditions which have been in force for all previous candidate countries... Aside from the diplomatic issue, Ankara's behaviour is indicative of a whole mindset. In effect, it wants Europe with its rights, but without its obligations! Its stance shows how alien it finds the European culture."
Kathimerini newspaper, Greece, on EU Turkish accession negotiations , 18 December 2008
"Turkey is still a long way from the principles and values of the EU and it will not take only a long time to adjust, but also there must be changes to its policies. It cannot move outside the confines of international law, which it attempts to bargain over."
Elevtherotipia newspaper, Greece, on EU Turkish accession negotiations , 18 December 2004
"According to forecasts Turkey will overtake Germany by 2025 as the EU country with the largest population and represent 17% of the EU population. This will massively shift the balance of power. For Austria these shifts are particularly interesting from the financial point of view. With Turkey, the recipient countries will be hugely strengthened. Today's net donor countries, of which Austria is one, could then be outvoted by those who receive the money. Turkey, together with just three other big states, will be in a position, thanks to its large population, to thwart any EU Council decisions."
Die Presse, Austrian newspaper, on EU Turkish accession negotiations , 18 December 2004
"Religion must not be an objection to Turkey's accession, but its history and culture, which are not European, can be. The EU can assimilate the entry of small countries like Romania or Bulgaria but not a population of 70 million, with a mentality and standards of behaviour alien to its identity. The EU's big danger right now is dying of success. Like a balloon that is blown up without care, it can end up bursting."
El Mundo, Spanish newspaper, on EU Turkish accession negotiations , 18 December 2004
"Already by 1969, relations between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots had so dramatically improved... However, while relations between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities were improving, those between the Greek Cypriot and Greek governments were steadily deteriorating... The junta was determined to achieve enosis; the acquisition of Cyprus would crown its rule with glory and legitimise its continued existence. But Makarios now seemed willing to barter it away for the sake of achieving a rapprochement with the Turkish Cypriots and restoring the unity of his long-divided nation."
Pierre Oberling, 'The Road to Bellapais' , 01 October 1982
"I ordered a drink at the Greek tavern and when the proprietor brought it, I gollowed him into the kitchen to talk to him in private. The grey-haired man avoided my eyes and evaded every question. "Speak freely" I urged him. "That would be the end" he whispered. Outside, in a covered market place I found that several hundred Greeks, mainly wrinkled old people had gathered together. When their clothing is distributed their names are called out and the items of charity are thrown at the recipient."
Peter Schmid 'Die Weltwoche', after visiting a village in the occupied area still inhabited by Greeks, , 30 August 1978
"The problems of the population in the north are becoming greater because of the attitude of the mainland Turks who have settled there in thousands. We received many complaints of many crimes and atrocities committed by the mainland Turks against the population of the north, both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, without being punished."
Asme Humanitas, German Humanitarian Organisation , 05 May 1977
"The Turkish Cypriot leaders have adhered to a rigid stand against any measures which might involve having members of the two communities live and work together, or which might place Turkish Cypriots in situations where they would have to acknowledge the authority of Government agents. Indeed, since the Turkish Cypriot leadership is committed to physical and geographical separation of the communities as a political goal it is not likely to encourage activities by Turkish Cypriots which may be interpreted as demonstrating the merits of an alternative policy. 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
"There is no instance in Europe, Asia or Africa, where the establishment of Turkish domination over another country has not resulted in a decline of material prosperity and a decline in civilisation. Wherever Turkey has emerged victorious it has brought catastrophe."
Georges Clemenceau, Former Prime Minister of France
"It appeared that the UN and the EU 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"
Shlomo Avineri, Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and former Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry
"Its capital is not in Europe, 95% of its population live outside Europe, it is not a European country." 

"In my opinion, it would be the end of Europe."

"... the adversaries of the European Union." (Those who back Turkish EU accession)
Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing in Le Monde, 2002, on Turkey's proposed entry into the EU