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Media Watch 2004

13 February 2004
Source: Cyprus Weekly
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Comment: The following leader article appeared in the Cyprus Weekly of Nicosia on 13 February 2004.
Unbelievable, but true
"Turkey's determination to impose a clearly partitionist settlement based on acceptance of the imposed ethnic separation which is completely contrary to the unification structure of the EU... For while it is insisting on an ethnic structure for Cyprus it is rejecting the same for Iraq..."

Turkey's determination to impose a clearly partitionist settlement based on acceptance of the imposed ethnic separation which is completely contrary to the unification structure of the EU was brought out vividly once more this week. For while it is insisting on an ethnic structure for Cyprus it is rejecting the same for Iraq as revealed during the visit to Ankara by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Following discussions on the future constitutional structure in Iraq with Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Mubarak said they agreed that "the continuing work on a new constitution should aim at boosting the cohesion (of the country) rather than at an ethnically based structure." Driving this point home, Mubarak added that "we are in agreement that instead of a future entity based on ethnicity, a constitution that allow for integration is reached and that a system that allows the Iraqi people to exist in unity and within a territorial unity is formed.'' Why not in Cyprus Mr Sezer?"