Press Releases, Statements, Notes/Articles and Letters INITIATIVE BY TURKEY ON CYPRUS, 24 JANUARY 2006 Cyprus a reminder CYPRUS: WHAT HAS HAPPENED? Highlights of the UNSG´s report Cyprus (Historical Overview) What the World Said Before the Referanda What the World said After the Referanda The Annan Plan and the Greek Cypriot “NO”: False Reasons and Claims Greek Cypriot state terror revealed Confidence Building Measures (1992-1994) Meaningful Anniversary Of The Cyprus Peace Operation Turkish Parliament Proclaims Solidarity With TRNC And Demands Equal Treatment For The Two States On The Island Resolution By The Turkish Grand National Assembly On 21 January 1997 Circular Note Sent To The Embassies Of The EU Member States Concerning The Greek Cypriot Application To The EU, 30 June 1997 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on the establishment of an Association Council Resolution Adopted By The Legislative Assembly of The TRNC March 9, 1998 Aide-Memoire By The TRNC To The British High Commission In Nicosia, 26 March 1998 Documents Given By President Denktas To The UN Secretary-General During Their Meeting In Geneva- 28 March 1998 Resolution of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, 15 July 1999 Treaty Provisions And Basic Documents With Regard To The EU Membership Of Cyprus British Professor of International Law Prof. H. Mendelson Q.C.'s opinion on the legal aspects of the one-sided membership application of the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus to the European Union Final communique of the annual coordination meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the States members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference ( United Nations, New York 28 September 2004, 14 Shaa'ban 1425 H - para. related to Cyprus) Report of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan on his Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus, 28 May 2004 Report of the Secretary-General Annan on the United Nations operation in in Cyprus, 3 December 2007 The Status of the Two Peoples in Cyprus Edited By Necati Münir Ertekün Greek Cypriot Attempts To Purchase Missiles From Russia And The Resulting Danger For The Peace And Stability In Cyprus EU and Cyprus:An Expert View Opinion of Professor M.H. Mendelson Q.C on the Application of “the Republic of Cyprus” to Join the European Union Grand Deception, Korkmaz HAKTANIR, Founding Member of the Cyprus Foundation '' BARBARIE A CHYPRE '' Le Soir Illustré 1967 The Need for New Perspective on Cyprus
Insight-June 21, 1999 Realpolitik and Slim Odds Belie Clinton's War Against Milosevic

By Bruce Fein

President Clinton says NATO's stratospheric bombing war against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is to save Kosovar Albanians from ethnic cleansing and genocide and to deter any would-be imitators anywhere in the world.

But don't you believe it any more than Woodrow Wilson's preachy proclamation that World War I was the war to end wars. Don't hold your breath for any war crimes or genocide prosecution of Milosevic before an international tribunal despite the mountain of incriminating evidence. When real-politik grapples with international humanitarian law, the latter invariably capitulates.

Students of ethnic conflict in the eastern Mediterranean will tell you. We have been here before. Consider the parallels between Kosovo and the crisis in Cyprus during the Johnson administration. Overwhelming evidence of Greek and Greek-Cypriot genocide of Turkish Cypriots during 1963-64 left the United States and the U.N. Security Council thoroughly unmoved. Proof of guilt would have been easy.

Greek Cypriot leader Archbishop Makarios launched a campaign to exterminate the 120.000 Turkish Cypriots on the island on the pretense that they balked at 13 amendments to the 1960 Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus that would have reduced them to serfdom. Tens of thousands were slaughtered, plundered and driven from their homes into tiny defensive enclaves. More than 100 villages and mosques were destroyed. And listen to the arresting words from the memoirs of U.S. undersecretary of state George Ball, who had been dispatched to Cyprus on a peacekeeping mission "as Makarios and I walked out of the meeting together on the second day, I said to him sharply that such beastly actions had to stop...Your Beatitude I said, I've been trying for the last two days to make the simple point that this is not the Middle Ages but the latter part of the 20th century. The world's not going to stand idly by and let you turn this beautiful island into your private abattoir."

No less a personage than former Greek Prime Minister Constantionas Mitsotakis confessed in May of this year: "The attempt by Makarios to abrogate the very agreements he had signed was a crime. Because from that point on the situation dragged Cyprus into bloody events and led to crimes committed by the Greek-Cypriot side against the Turkish-cypriot side which we cannot deny". Further, the genocide plot was set forth in chilling detail in the later published "Akritas plan", a first cousin of Adolp Hitler's Metn Kamp and the "Final Solution".

Ball's belief that the world would not stomach Makarios' private abattoir proved naive. The United states adamantly opposed Turkish intervention to stop the genocide, and the U.N. Security Council in 1964 recognized Makarios as the legitimate government over the Turkish Cypriots contrary to both international law and the fact on the ground.

Then there is the genocide in Cambodia perpetrated by Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge thugs - as indisputable as the shape of the Earth. Pol Pot now is dead, but several of his coconspirators walk ungisturbed by the Cambodian government on the streets of phnom penh. China wants no genuine genocide prosecunons, and Clinton is especielly solicitous of Chinese good will to promote trade and a military modus vivendi in Asia.

Clinton has stumbled into a war without purpose and brought the United States with him. The Kosovar Albanians, NATO and human rights will prove to be the chief losers in the enterprise, while the chief winners will feature Milosevic and his understudies. Could anything be more dreadful.