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Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus

The Turkish Cypriots are sort of like the "Kurds" of Cyprus -- with the emphasis on the sort of.

Like the Kurds in Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots are a sizeable minority in Cyprus — and that may be just about where the similarity ends.

  • Kyriacos Kyriakides
  • Gatestone Institute

The Greek Cypriots, the original Cypriots, like the Kurds in Turkey, have a provenance that is deeply rooted in history.

They happen to have, in fact, an uninterrupted, well-documented Greek and Christian cultural footprint that dates back over three millennia.

Modern Cyprus was born in 1960 out of geostrategic concerns after an anti-colonial struggle, the…

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