Αγαπητοί Συμπατριώτες.Συνημμένα στέλνω ένα πολύ σημαντικό άρθρο του Rubin και ευχαριστώ τον κ.Παπαμαρινόπουλο που μας ενημέρωσε αρχικά."Cut Turkish Airlines off from Europe rather than be complicit in theft""Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute,Iraq, the Kurds, terrorism, and Turkey. He concurrently teaches classes onterrorism for the FBI and on security, politics, religion, and history forUS and NATO military units."Τα υπόλοιπα άρθρα του που είναι επίσης πολύ σημαντικά για την ΑνατολικήΜεσόγειο και την Ελλάδα είναι στο σύνδεσμο:Ήδη έστειλα to παρακάτω ευχαριστήριο στον κ. RubinCongratulations & Thank you for speaking the truth.Michael Rubin <firstname.lastname@example.org>Προτείνω να τον συγχαρούμε μαζικά, τουλάχιστον όλοι όσοι συμφωνούν καιιδιαίτερα τα μέλα της ομάδας για την Κύπρο.Σας χαιρετώ,Γιώργος Κυριακού.Στις 7/31/2019 2:14 PM, ο Γεώργιος Κυριακού έγραψε:Dear Dr. Rubin,I read carefully your article:"Cut Turkish Airlines off from Europe rather than be complicit in theft"<https://www.aei.org/
publication/cut-turkish- airlines-off-from-europe- rather-than-be-complicit-in- theft/>and I was hapily surprized. It is one of the very few articles speakingthe "truth".As a Greek Cypriot, I would like to thank you for this position, butmostly I would like to congratulate you for having the courage to stand upand speak the truth.I started reading all of your articles and I expect them to be equalyimportant and courageous.Thank you.Best Regards,George Kyriacou,Professor at Democritus University of Thrace.Cut Turkish Airlines off from Europe rather than be complicit in theftby Michael Rubin <https://www. washingtonexaminer.com/author/ michael-rubin>| July 29, 2019 05:04 PMTurkey invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974, and has not looked back. WhileTurks may say they did so to protect Cyprus’ Turkish minority, Greece’sreturn to democracy made any Greek plans to unite with Cyprus moot.Turkey’s subsequent second invasion in August 1974 was nothing less than aland grab followed by methodical ethnic cleansing. Today, there are *asmany displaced Cypriots<http://www.internal- displacement.org/countries/ cyprus>* than there are *displacedPalestinians <http://www.internal- displacement.org/countries/ palestine>*.Cyprus is, of course, not alone: Turkey has also grabbed territory andconducted ethnic cleansing in both Syriaand Iraq.The crisis in Cyprus has long been a forgotten and largely frozenconflict. U.N. officials and other diplomats occasionally hosted talks, butthe reluctance of one side or another to change the status quo ultimatelydoomed each round. In 1983, the Turkish-backed government in NorthernCyprus declared its independence, a move no other country but Turkeyrecognized.In short, this means that not only the European Union and NATO, but alsoTurkey’s closest allies such as Somalia, Azerbaijan, and Malaysia, as wellas every single other UN member rejects Turkey’s claims to territorialwaters around Cyprus and by extension recognizes that the entirety ofCyprus’ exclusive economic zone belongs to the recognized Cypriotgovernment in Nicosia rather than the so-called Turkish Republic ofNorthern Cyprus.By sending ships into Cypriot waters<https://www.reuters.com/ article/us-cyprus-turkey-ship/ eu-cyprus-protest-as-second- turkish-ship-plans-to-drill- off-island-idUSKCN1U30T9> todrill for oil and gas, Turkey is simply seeking to steal Cypriot resourcesfor its own use. For all of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's anti-colonialrhetoric, he now presides over the most flagrant example of 21st centuryimperial exploitation.The question then becomes, what will Europe do about it?No one wants war with Turkey, an attitude that Erdoğan counts upon as heembraces ever more resources. But, with every day, week, and month thatpass once Turkey finds and begins exploiting Eastern Mediterranean energy,ever greater amounts of Cypriot resources will be stolen.Perhaps it’s time then that European countries and others seeking toreinforce the rule of law target Turkey’s own bank balance.Erdoğan has made the state-owned Turkish Air the flagship of his ownambitions. State media brag about the airline’s ever-increasing reach, andErdoğan recently inaugurated a major new airport outside Istanbul toaccommodate greater Turkish air traffic. (The airline apparently alsosupports *more covert operations<http://www.aei.org/ publication/did-turkey-arm- boko-haram/>* for Erdoğan,such as illegally transporting Turkish weaponry). Of course, the airlinealso supports Turkey’s economically important tourism industry.Perhaps, then, the European Union and the United States could respond toTurkish provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean by denying Turkish Airlanding rights. Let the airline fly to Somalia, Sudan, Azerbaijan, andPakistan, but there is no reason why European countries should supportTurkey’s economy at a time when Erdoğan seeks to supplement it with theft.Diplomatic hand-wringing on Cyprus has not resolved the problem for 45years, and there’s no reason to suspect finger-wagging will be enough to doso now. It’s time the European Union and those committed to the post-WorldWar II liberal order do more to show Erdoğan that the world has had enoughof Turkey’s pillaging. If Turkey’s new airport loses traffic and if beachresorts in Turkey and Turkish-occupied Cyprus go vacant, so be it. Thesolution is simple: Withdraw Turkey’s ships and end Turkey’s illegaloccupation.*Michael Rubin (@Mrubin1971 <https://twitter.com/ mrubin1971>) is acontributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. He is aresident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagonofficial.*
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Cut Turkish Airlines off from Europe rather than be complicit in theft
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