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Flying Hellfish said:
Well if a magazine like Time writes that some clerics in the Greek site called the Annan plan satanic I can believe it.
As if people of Religion are fanatic only in the Greek part. Let's not go into Muslim clerics, right? :rolleyes:

"What do you say to the Annan plan?" asked the teqached last week in one Nicosia nursery school. "Oxi" piped a room of 2 year olds.

Even the 2 year olds have a great understanding of the Annan plan I am sure:rolleyes:
Er, it's called mimitism. If kids have heard their parents to discuss the plan and come to the conclusion of NO, obviously they do not have the ability to form an opinion of their own - this however does not mean they receive any kind of specialised anti-Annan tutorial. That's why 2 years old don't vote, and it is exactly this piece that makes clear that the journalism you quote is mere sensationalism.

And your argument that the Northern part is now ****ed is just plain stupid. The situation is not going to get worse for them in the future. In fact it is going to get better with the embargos lifted and the EU opening a pffice there etc.
They are still going to live in poverty and being dependent on Turkey. Damn well fvcked.

And of course the North Cyprus is a nice place for tourists. Everything is cheap. I don't think the locals enjoy much of the casinos though, not with their average salary.
 

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Amoroso, you're bordering on the line of Prejudism...! The people of North Cyprus have a very good standard living if you ask me. And as someone who's been there more times then you could care to count, I'm in a better position to pass judgement then you are. They have no mortgage worries (something you as a Londoner should know of only too well. That is of course assuming you are old enough to invest in property) as they own their homes outright, and most own their cars outright too. Yes, their average salary may not be high, but it sure goes a lot further then what a lot of people in the western world's does...

A gentle reminder... Tread carefully and do some research first before you mudsling....
 

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Hahahaha :D

Who are you trying to fool? The economy of Northern Cyprus is based on grants and loans from Turkey, their average salary is something like 1/10th of that of the Republic of Cyprus, and the only reason they actually own their houses as you said is that they never actually had to purchase them - for reasons we all know, don't we?

If the economy of Northern Cyprus was any good they wouldn't have to worry so much about Greek-Cypriots buying property in their part of the island, yet that was the most basic demand of the Turkish side in the union negotiations. Or else why would the Annan-plan forbid Greek-Cypriots to buy property in the Northern part of the island for the next 15 years or till the average salary of Turkish-Cypriots reached 80% of the average salary of Greek-Cypriots?

The argument of "I've been there" is hardly applicable. I don't need to and untill recently I was not allowed to either. In any case, I won't do your homework for you, google your way on any on-line financial report for Cyprus and you'll see the reality. That is, the estimated reality because there is hardly any data available for the north part of the island. One would wonder why...
 

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This is a political discussion, and should be moved to the Political Debate forum, or closed. I hope you understand.
 

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Amoroso, you are far too arrogant to warrant any further replies... You are ignorant enough to base an Economic argument on a nation of people that are forbidded to trade outside of their domestic borders and have been for the last 30 years...!! Read my post again - I have nothing there that states the ecomony in the North is booming or that the people are extremely wealthy... All I say is that THEY OWN THEIR HOMES OUTRIGHT with NO MORTGAGE WORRIES... Like it or lump it...

Orange, I understand your position on this and will therefore stop having a political discussion to prevent the thread from moving. After all, the thread was never intended to turn out this way. It was a simple discussion based on the views of possible flag, so we'll try to keep it that way. :)
 

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That sounds fine Jemster, I hope you can keep it that way. But of course, you are free to discuss it in the Political Debate forum.
 

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Jemster said:
Amoroso, you are far too arrogant to warrant any further replies...
Yet you go on to reply. How nice.

Edit: Amoroso, please refrain from posting any more political views in this thread. (see above for reasons why - FM)
 
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