CYPRUS & Politics
Will hopefully be solved at some point.
We are not personally interested in party politics as we believe that the problems of the planet as a whole need to be sorted before we can have the luxury of factional squabbling and that such divisionary tactics are purely to confuse, as all politicians everywhere belong to the same club.
Who shall guard our guardians?
We do think however that Cypriots should get together and talk about the issues as Cypriots, and not as Turks or Greeks.
There have been good and bad actions by both communities, but if good will can exist through all the bad times, then there is hope for good times in the future.
One of the only things we will add is a small series of letters we received in November 2001 which went as follows:
Oh, sorry too, but I
don't know the info you want .
I am sorry.
So, If there are any people reading this who
have any say in the matter... it seems Mr Denktash is not quite as
concerned with his peoples wishes or welfare as he likes to make
out... but after all... he is a politician so why should he be
Amazing update from
A thesis from Michael A Zachariades, JD., LLM. was here on request, but he seems to have dissapeared, anyone know why ?
Politics in Cyprus - or anywhere - better to have or not to have ?
We wonder about the root of that word - Poli in Greek is many - tics are blood sucking creatures. Are we wrong ?
What is your definition ?
We have joined the EU. As expected butter is 3 times the price and whisky is 3 times less. The elderly are finding it very hard to make ends meet. They are confused and upset by the change of values. A mother of 2 children below 16 receives Cú250 a month widows pension. The rent (now considered cheap after the influx of foreign renters is Cú275 a month. Since her husband died 5 years ago she has never received a visit from the modernised ' social services'. The young couples who once had a pricka system now cannot afford a mortgage on a flat let alone a house.
English, once spoken by most is now neglected by the young who leave school hoping for a 'rich marriage' if female or ' make it rich quick' for the boys. Their parents have worked hard through nouvaux riche birthing pangs from land owning peasantry to indebted servitude to the 'low interest loans' obtained to maintain the facade of well being portrayed by the new car or university education for the lucky middle classes. Unrest will follow when we discover that we have indeed sold out, sold the land to the influx of the holiday home brigade and the cold searching for a new life in the sun - those ready to work at the reduced wages they believe will sustain them in a land where the cost of living is lower. Was lower.
I see another Cyprus problem looming. Pessimistic ? I do hope so.