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Christofias: "Cyprus is not a Hellenic state"

Christofias: Cyprus is not a Hellenic stateFormer Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias noted that “There is a wrong perception among the Greek Cypriots that Cyprus is Hellenic. Cyprus is not a Hellenistic state. Cyprus is a state in partnership with the Turkish Cypriots.”
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Simerini newspaper published the news as “President Anastasiadis criticized for his one dimensional outer politics… “Cyprus is not a Hellenistic state”… Dimitris Christofias stated that the perception among most of the Greek Cypriots that Cyprus is a Hellenic state is wrong, characterising the current situation as hard.”

“If we realized this fact the Greek Cypriot element would be dominant and Turkish Cypriot element would be its seal"

“According to this all of UN’s decisions are the biggest weapons for us. Maritime law is a part of this. When I see for us, I am referring to the Cypriots. Not the Greek Cypriots. Because in most of the Greek Cypriots’ mind there is the wrong perception that Cyprus is Hellenic. Even if this will cause clamour I will repeat this: Cyprus is not a Hellenic state. Cyprus, is a state in partnership with the Turkish Cypriots. If we realised this truth the Greek Cypriot element will be dominant and the Turkish Cypriot element will be its seal (consent) and we could form an independent, prosperous Cyprus Republic.

Unfortunately whenever irredentism emerges we close ourselves, we should put an end to this. What Turkey has done in the Cyprus’ EEZ is worse than the previous ones, because this enters into Cyprus’ parcels in the south. As a result, our situation is difficult… I sincerely believe that international dynamism should be busier and I believe that the EU will not be moderate.”

“Both NATO and US were evil”

 The current government is insistently giving a pat on Americans back. I am not saying that we shouldn’t have good relations with US but on the other hand our political friendship with Russians, Arabs and all the others should not only stay in words, it should be transformed into action. But I think we are turning our heads towards the oppressors. What NATO meant for us before? Evil...


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