January 23, 2007

Traitors and Patriots III: The Case of Re-Approachment

We heard yesterday AKEL’s top leadership accusing Nick of DHSY that by meeting Talat he will be “undermining the government’s positions”.

Now note that AKEL (along with the Americans that followed them) was the first political party that correctly understood that “re-approachment” could work to create the understanding between the 2 communities that could avoid final division. AKEL has actually continued this effort and its leaders (except Katsourides) routinely meet with T/C politicians like the Prime Minister of the Other Side.

When Nick announced that he was going to meet with Talat (the President of the Other Side) though, all hell broke lose. Nick the traitor was “undermining our policy”. Now which policy was this? It was not that he was recognizing Talat as President because meeting with Soyer who is Prime Minister does not mean that AKEL is recognizing him as Prime Minister, does it? So it must be TeePee’s policy which was being violated: that meeting with Talat without lengthy preparations will not lead anywhere and just disappoint the people. This is not convincing but I am not going to go down that route.

I just want to point out how fragile the politics of re-approachment are. Any act can be labelled treasonous by some ministerial bureaucrat while the same act by AKEL or DIKO might be hailed as an act of great courage and patriotism. The blame does not really lie with the act itself, but with who is actually perpetrating that act. Some nice policy to bring unity within, and eventually between, the two communities!

originally posted by Apodimos Kypreos


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that when it comes to traitors and patriots, we haven't seen nothing yet. The govt parties are going to let all hell brake loose come presidential election time. You see, then we will be facing the "salvation" of our existence on this rock, and the self-declared saviours will try to make sure that we all understand who are the traitors and who are the patriots.

telika the best kypraios is the apodimos kypraios

24 January, 2007 10:36  

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