Cypern

27-02-2021 20:02:43

Den 9. marts bragte internetavisen Today’s Zaman, som er tilknyttet Gülen-bevægelsen, et langt interview med den tidligere britiske udenrigsminster Jack Straw, som stærkt plæderede for at ”vi” burde anerkende det besatte nordcypriotiske område som selvstændig stat, uden dog at præcisere hvem ”vi” er.
Interviewet fremkaldte en del kommentarer, bl.a. fra mig, som ellers tidligere har fået afvist et indlæg om samme sag, selv om det var ganske kort. Det lød sådan: KKTC = Koncentration Kamp Turkish Colony.
Visse ting spøger man ikke med under det nuværende AKP-styre.

Dutchman , 09 March 2013 , 16:23
Jack Straw's comments on Turkey and the EU typically reflect a British view on the issue, that is shared by e.g. Sweden but few other countries. The UK's strategic aim is to enlarge the EU with Turkey so that further integration will be obstructed. Luckily many sane European leaders, like Angela Merkel, are well aware of these subversive tactics and take a more pro-European position.

Christoph , 09 March 2013 , 16:16
Mr. Straw has been long identified as biased towards Turkey in his feelings, needless to say this article doesn't surprise me. Even so, supporters of Turkey's policy on Cyprus shouldn't be deceived-KKTC remains unrecognized by any nation save Turkey 38 years after the invasion. Turkey remains in violation of UN Resolution 550 and the 4th Geneva Accords, Article 49 for it's actions on Cyprus. That is not going to change.

Stefanos Kalogirou , 09 March 2013 , 10:43
Jack Straw's comments on Turkey and the EU typically reflect a British view on the issue, that is shared by e.g. Sweden but few other countries. The UK's strategic aim is to enlarge the EU with Turkey so that further integration will be obstructed. Luckily many sane European leaders, like Angela Merkel, are well aware of these subversive tactics and take a more pro-European position.
DutchTurk , 09 March 2013 , 16:16
Mr. Straw has been long identified as biased towards Turkey in his feelings, needless to say this article doesn't surprise me. Even so, supporters of Turkey's policy on Cyprus shouldn't be deceived-KKTC remains unrecognized by any nation save Turkey 38 years after the invasion. Turkey remains in violation of UN Resolution 550 and the 4th Geneva Accords, Article 49 for it's actions on Cyprus. That is not going to change.

Dutchman , 09 March 2013 , 16:23
Jack Straw's comments on Turkey and the EU typically reflect a British view on the issue, that is shared by e.g. Sweden but few other countries. The UK's strategic aim is to enlarge the EU with Turkey so that further integration will be obstructed. Luckily many sane European leaders, like Angela Merkel, are well aware of these subversive tactics and take a more pro-European position.

Christoph , 09 March 2013 , 16:16
Mr. Straw has been long identified as biased towards Turkey in his feelings, needless to say this article doesn't surprise me. Even so, supporters of Turkey's policy on Cyprus shouldn't be deceived-KKTC remains unrecognized by any nation save Turkey 38 years after the invasion. Turkey remains in violation of UN Resolution 550 and the 4th Geneva Accords, Article 49 for it's actions on Cyprus. That is not going to change.

Dutchman 09 March 2013 , 16:23
Jack Straw's comments on Turkey and the EU typically reflect a British view on the issue, that is shared by e.g. Sweden but few other countries. The UK's strategic aim is to enlarge the EU with Turkey so that further integration will be obstructed. Luckily many sane European leaders, like Angela Merkel, are well aware of these subversive tactics and take a more pro-European position.

Christoph 09 March 2013 , 16:16
Mr. Straw has been long identified as biased towards Turkey in his feelings, needless to say this article doesn't surprise me. Even so, supporters of Turkey's policy on Cyprus shouldn't be deceived-KKTC remains unrecognized by any nation save Turkey 38 years after the invasion. Turkey remains in violation of UN Resolution 550 and the 4th Geneva Accords, Article 49 for it's actions on Cyprus. That is not going to change.

Dutchman 09 March 2013 , 16:23
Jack Straw's comments on Turkey and the EU typically reflect a British view on the issue, that is shared by e.g. Sweden but few other countries. The UK's strategic aim is to enlarge the EU with Turkey so that further integration will be obstructed. Luckily many sane European leaders, like Angela Merkel, are well aware of these subversive tactics and take a more pro-European position.

Stefanos Kalogirou , 09 March 2013 , 09:40
Sure Mr. Straw! why don't give the full picture to Turkey... that if TRNC recognition to the problem then the recognition of Kurdistan is the other solution. What Turkey wants for Turkish Cypriots cannot deny to the international community for Kurds.

Jens Juhl Jensen , 09 March 2013 , 07:23
Even if the KKTC were recognized as a separate state by the UK (and Mr. Straw can speak for no other country but his own), such a recognition would not turn KKTC into an EU member. It would have to apply for membership in the same way as e.g. Serbia, and it would also face difficulties in entering the United Nations, as it it is not recognized by almost all the world’s countries. So his personal attitude does not solve any problems.

Tom Lawrence , 09 March 2013 , 04:28
Isn't the best way to solve the 'Cyprus problem' to place economic sanctions on Turkey until it complies with UN resolutions?

Victor Mehmet , 09 March 2013 , 03:05
Isn't the easiest way to get Turkey's EU accession back on track for Turkey to recognise the Republic of Cyprus and to fulfill its obligations under the Ankara Protocol? Why is Jack Straw blaming Cyprus for Turkey's problems when all Turkey has to do is take the necessary steps? The problem is clearly Turkey's continuing occupation of Cyprus in violation of UN resolutions and international law. Cyprus was never under any obligation to agree to the British/US plan that would have effectively legally divided Cyprus into an apartheid state and disenfranchised the Greek Cypriots and kept the Turkish Cypriots under Turkey's thumb. If Jack Straw really cared for Turkey's EU ambitions he would do better to inform Turkey of the real reasons why Turkey's EU path is currently stalled. Mr. Straw's comments are not helping Turkey at all. In fact, he is doing Turkey a great disservice.

James S. , 09 March 2013 , 02:22
This is just nonsense. Cyprus's EU accession was never linked to the failed Annan Plan. The plan was rejected by an overwhelming majority because it was a flawed plan that has since been discredited as unjust and undemocratic. Why should Turkey be rewarded with EU accession while it occupies Cyprus in contravention of UN resolutions and international law? Has it never occurred to Mr. Straw that the best way to ensure Turkey's EU accession is for Turkey to withdraw its troops and settlers from Cyprus and to allow the island to re-unite in accordance with UN resolutions and EU principles?