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Turkish profiteers of the 1974 war

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in response to reader comment: No Winners from the 1974 War

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 30, 2010 at 09:56

Caleb writes :

> everyone on Cyprus lost something by the 1974 events. <

Isn't it disgusting to hear Turks who have won new territories and stolen fabulous Greek wealth say "everyone on Cyprus lost something by the 1974 events" ? Through their aggression, bestialities, robberies and theft the Turks did win all they occupy now and yet they impudently confabulate about themselves also losing something whereas they did rob all !

First , if 18% of the population seize 37% of the territory , then it doesn't look to be much of a loss for them , does it ? The idea of "loss" is even more absurd if we notice that those 37% of territories are the most fertile land Cyprus has at all - with most natural resources and most industries and tourist facilities concentrated there ! The impression of Turkish mendacity is reinforced by the fact that before this "loss" these 18% of the Turkish population had hardly contributed 3-4% to the overall amount of wealth produced in Cyprus before 1974. Yet overnight they managed to grab all the quarries and half of the industrial capacities and 60 % of natural resources like copper, gypsum, pyrites, asbestos, bentonite, marble, clay earth pigment , hydrolic cements. What sort of "loss" is it then , I wonder ?

True, within ageneration the Turks posssessing the most fertile lands in the north have a 50% lower per capita GDP than in the naturally poor and barren south. But it is symptomatic of what Turkey stands for in general. The Turk knows how to steal and destroy. But the problem for them is that no one can build a sustained rationally fuctioning economy on primitive robberies and theft of infidels' land and property.

> Yes, Turks are not Israelis. They lack the funds and, perhaps, the organizing ability to make proper use of the town and its port facilities.<

The Turks spend annually $ 400 000 000 in subsidies to Northern Cyprus . They spend billions on buying new arms from America and Israel. They spend billions on anti-Russian Pan-Turkic projects, propaganda and subversive activities and espionage. They waste millions of dollars to buy the silence or favour of the media in America and Israel on the issue of the Armenian genocide . The budget of the Directorate of Religious (i.e. Islamic) Affairs in Turkey amounts to more than $ 1,3 bln annually and is bigger than the budget of 8 other ministries combined... And so the poor Turks come and complain of lack of funds to rebuild a port on Cyprus which they had changed into a desert ! ... Isn't it pathetic ?

> The suffering of the innocent for the actions of their leaders is not exactly a new phenomenon.<

Just like lying about who is the real victim and who is the victimizer isn't new in Turkey. We know beforehand that Turks never commit mass murders , don't we ? And even if they do, they have always an excellent excuse for doing it !

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