Cyprus Problem | How the South Refused Güzelyurt Return

Cyprus Problem | How the South Refused Güzelyurt Return

In the south, the 33rd ‘anti-occupation’ march took place last week with the ‘mayor’ of the non-existent Morphou municipality urging fellow Cypriots to help rescue Morphou, as Güzelyurt may be called again, from the Turks. Bad news, if the mayor had not urged his fellow Cypriots to vote No! in the 2004 referendum then Morphou would have been back under their control by now. According to the Annan Plan being voted on then, Morphou would have been returned to Greek Cypriots on October 24, 2007.

In my opinion the Mayor of Morphou had personally helped destroy all chances of achieving what the annual ‘anti-occupation’ are pretending to be there for and the future is separation. The north have now found the peace that the talks pretend to have been set up to achieve, well at least a freedom from pre-1974 violence, and are unlikely to ever again vote as they did in 2004. Perhaps in the future these marches could focus on how all Cypriots can live together without Greek Cypriots always wanting to occupy the seat of power in Cyprus?

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