Monday, August 31, 2009

Should Hellas (Greece) block Skopje’s European Union membership bid?

With no solution in sight to the ongoing name dispute between Athens and Skopje, the question as to whether or not Skopje should be allowed membership into the European Union has now appeared. Is Skopje ready to join with the rest of Civilized Europe inside the EU? In my opinion, the answer is clearly no. What has Skopje done to deserve consideration?

What about Skopje’s Human Rights abuses towards its Albanian and Roma minorities? Is this how a modern Democracy and potential European Union member treats its minorities? What about Skopje’s denial of its indigenous Macedonian population in Pelagonia and its refusal to allow them to openly proclaim their Hellenic identity? Again this doesn’t sound like the type of potential member that civilized Europe should be interested in letting into their organization.

Skopje’s Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki told Reuters today,

"The only shift was for the worse in their (Greek) attitude. They have toughened their position. We are concerned of a possibility of a second Greek blockade related to our opening EU accession talks"

What does he expect when Skopje continues their Anti-Hellenic propaganda and revisionist campaign towards Hellas? Naming their roads, stadiums and airports after ancient Hellenic heroes like Alexander the Great and his father Philip the Second. How should Hellas react when Skopje still flies the WIPO-protected Hellenic Vergina Sun Flag inside their borders, both inside and outside the Boris Trajkovski Sports stadium, as well as still displaying the symbol on the Makedonska Kamenica Municipality flag? Skopje can continue playing games and abusing its ethnic and indigenous minorities, they just shouldn’t expect EU membership to be waiting for them. In my opinion the only option before Hellas is to block Skopje’s EU membership. It is the morally right thing to do.

Puppet Government of Turkish Occupied Cyprus threatens permanent division

Mehmet Ali Talat, the so-called ‘president’ of the illegal Turkish occupied part of Cyprus threaten recently that if a settlement could not be reached between the legitimate Government of Cyprus and his illegitimate regime, that the possibility of permanent division would become much stronger.

“The talks cannot go on forever; there will be a point when we will say ‘enough.’ As there is an end to everything, if the talks cannot be successful, the process will collapse by itself,” said Talat.

What Talat fails to realize is that he is in no position to dictate anything as he is nothing more than a figurehead of an illegally occupied part of a European Union member. There is no ‘Turkish Cypriot President’ because there is no ‘Turkish Cyprus”. There is only the legitimate Government of the Island, whose northern territory is under foreign occupation. If Talat wants to bring about a peaceful solution to the situation in Cyprus, he should first push for the removal of all occupying forces and settlers. Second he should allow the return of all Cypriot refugees who were forced to leave their homes due to the illegal Turkish military offensive. Lastly he should join with the legitimate authorities of Cyprus in pushing for those responsible for the occupation to be tried for war crimes. This and only this will bring about peace and justice to this small island nation. If not, it should be the legitimate Government of Cyprus, making threats of taking up arms and physically removing the occupying forces from their soil.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Athens Vs Skopje: Macedonian Name Dispute continues amidst ethnic Albanian tensions

In the most recent meeting between Hellenic officials and Matthew Nimitz, Hellenic Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis informed Mr. Nimitz that Hellas could not accept the most recent proposal from Skopje. The name proposed by Skopje’s Ambassador – “Republic of North Macedonia”, would only be used in bilateral communication between Athens and Skopje falling short of the Hellenic Government’s position, which is for the new name to be used worldwide. Meanwhile tension flared between ethnic Albanians and Slavs over the partial implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement, leading to the Democratic Party of Albanians walking out of parliament on Monday. This incident was not alone, as racial tensions exploded between Slavs and Albanians in Skopje the night before.

Although I rejoice over the Hellenic Government’s decision to reject Mr. Nimitz’s recent ideas. I am still worried over Athens obsession with the geographic qualifier, which leads me to believe that it is up to us, the average Hellene, to defend our identity and history. As it seems that the puppet government in Athens has no intentions of defending the Macedonian Legacy of Hellenism. What the international community fails to understand is that the dispute between Athens and Skopje is not just about a name, it is about the very identity in which the Slavs of Skopje wish to claim for themselves, an identity that already belongs to Hellenism. Why Athens hasn’t exploited the rising ethnic tensions between Albanians and Slavs inside Skopje boggles my mind. If Athens were to bring ethnic Albanians into our camp over the name issue, both Hellenes and Albanians would be able achieve justice. Albanians could use the name issue as bargaining chip for them to receive their rights agreed to them in the Ohrid Agreement. If ethnic Albanians came to this realization than the Slavs of Skopje would have no choice but to give up their Anti-Hellenic propaganda and Stalinist Revisionism.

Athens, Skopje stalling on Macedonia name

Read Full Article Here

DPA walks out of Macedonian parliament

Read Full Article Here

Massive clashes between Macedonians and Albanians in Skopje
Read Full Article Here

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ethnic Pontian Pilgrimage faces set back in Trabzon

Days after the Turkish Prime Minister promised change towards religious minorities, ethnic Pontians from Russia and Hellas were met with a reminder that change doesn’t happen overnight. A heroic group of roughly 500 Hellenes, including the Thessaloniki Gov. Panayotis Psomyadis and Russian Parliamentarian Ivan Savidis, were denied the right to light candles and pray outside the former ethnic Pontian Sumela Monastery. As seen below, Museum Director, Nilgun Yilmazer, prevented the group from continuing their ceremony.

The Director informed the group that it was apparently against the law to perform a ‘religious ceremony’ outside a museum in Turkey. The group of ethnic Pontian Hellenes was later forbidden from entering the nearby town center. In response to the incident, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin had the following remarks, “It is forbidden to perform religious rites in these places even if the place belongs to Muslims. We cannot accept non-Muslim residents of Turkey or tourists misusing these places. Everybody has to obey the rules of the country they are visiting. It is not suitable for a civilized person to push the limits here."

Mr. Speaker I’m pleased to hear that this law which bans religious rites at locations such as the former Sumela Monastery is not biased and also agree with you that everyone should and must obey the laws of the country in which they are visiting. However, in the wake of Prime Minister Erdogan’s surprise meeting with indigenous religious leaders. How are ethnic Hellenes with Turkish Citizenship suppose to feel ‘loved and respected’ when their religious centers inside their own country are closed to them? How are they supposed to feel safe when their spiritual and ethnic brothers and sisters are unwelcomed? If Prime Minister Erdogan and his administration were serious about turning over a new leaf, they should consider re-opening the Sumela Monastery to Orthodox Christians.

Trabzon official takes wind out of tourists' rites
Monday, August 17, 2009
Read Fulle Article Here

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Strategy for Macedonian Name Resolution: Still unacceptable

A new national strategy written by Skopjean MP Stojan Andov was announced last month by the FOSIM. The new suggested national strategy claims that the name problem between Athens and Skopje is a political, rather than legal issue. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The name dispute between Athens and Skopje is much more than just a political or legal issue; it is a matter of historical revisionism. It is an issue of one nation attempting to steal another’s cultural and historical identity. The current name proposal, which is being circulated by the Anti-Hellenist Matthew Nimetz, is totally unacceptable as it allows for the continued identity theft of Macedonia from Hellenism. The “Republic of Northern Macedonia” is not a solution, but rather a victory for Skopje, which would allow for them to continue their irredentist and revisionist attacks on Hellenic history and territory.

Covering this story for was Lawrence Gist, a human rights attorney and current International Humanitarian law student at Harvard’s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. Perhaps what Mr. Gist’s professors at Harvard should be made aware of is that Stalinist Revisionism was not deemed acceptable during the Cold War nor should it be today. There is only one Macedonia and that is the Hellenic Province of Macedonia. The Macedonian people, those of Hellenic consciousness living inside the Hellenic Province of Macedonia, in the Hellenic Diaspora and in occupied Pelagonia are the only legitimate contenders to a Macedonian ethnic or national identity. Not the Bulgarian speaking, Marxist indoctrinated, Anti-Hellenists of Skopje. If the citizens of Skopje are so obsessed and taken by Hellenic History and its Macedonian legacy, perhaps they should adopt a Hellenic National Consciousness and make a clean break with their Soviet past.

Strategy for Resolution of Name Dispute Between the Republic of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia
August 16
By Lawrence Gist
Read Full Article Here

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Erdogan ‘promises’ reform in Turkey towards Religious Minorities

He is not the first Turkish leader to attempt and woo the remaining indigenous minorities of Turkey with promises of change, yet in a surprise meeting with religious minority leaders, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan announced today that his administration was serious in bring about democratic reforms on issues important to indigenous Hellenes, Armenians, and other religious minorities.

The meeting took place on Prinkipos (commonly known today as Buyukada Island), the largest of nine islands referred to as the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea, near Constantinople. Leaders from the Armenian, Jewish, Syriac Orthodox and Catholic communities, along with the Hellenic Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met with Erdogan and other Turkish Ministers. During a speech about broader reform reports claim that Erdogan was quoted in saying, “It is now for us essential to embrace all 71.5 million of this nation’s people in respect and love”.

Well Prime Minister Erdogan, I truly hope you and your administration are serious in your pledge to embrace all Turkish citizens, with respect and love. Unfortunately you have a long way to go until ethnic Hellenes can trust any promises you and your administration offer in the face of EU pressure. If you are serious, in bring about democratic reforms, perhaps you should consider recognizing the Hellenic, Armenian and Assyrians Genocides or developing a government program to allow expelled indigenous minorities to return to their historical homelands. Crack down on radical elements inside Turkish society like the Grey Wolves who promote Anti-Hellenic discrimination and hate to a new generation of Turkish Citizens. Change Turkey’s position on Cyprus and allow for justice to prevail. Prime Minister Erdogan, I welcome your promises on reform and possibly reopening the Halki Seminary, however, this is not enough if you truly hope to embrace the indigenous minorities of Turkey with respect and love. What is truly ‘essential’ is for Turkey to ‘man up’ to its past and enact real acts of reform, not just empty promises at surprise lunch meetings.

Turkish PM promises reform to religious minorities
By Ayla Jean Yackley
Saturday, August 15, 2009; 3:13 PM
Read Full Article Here

Monday, August 10, 2009

Turkish War Crimes in Cyprus Confirmed, yet again

For 35 years the story of these five Cypriot solders, immortalized in this 1974 photo taken during the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus, has been the same as thousands of other missing Cypriots. An entire generation has grown up wondering, as has their relatives, what happen to these young men after they surrendered to Turkish forces? What type of horrors awaited them after this photo was taken? At last that question has finally been answered, as officials with the United Nations led Committee on Missing Persons announced today, that the five solders as well as 14 others Cypriots were found in an abandoned well near the village of Tziaos, inside Occupied Cyprus. The bodies had been exhumed sometime in 2006, and have finally been identified.

This recent news story only adds validity to Cypriot claims that war crimes had been committed during the illegal Turkish invasion, which Turks continue to claim was a ‘peace operation’. Who knew cold-blooded murder was acceptable practice in a ‘peace operation’. As long as the murderers of innocent Cypriots are allow to cling to the belief that their puppet state has the authority to negotiate with the true legitimate government of Cyprus, peace and justice will never come to the birthplace of Aphrodite.

Remains of missing Greek Cypriot soldiers found
NICOSIA, Cyprus, Mon Aug 10
Click here to read full article

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ανακοίνωση : Από το Σωματείο Αδούλωτη Κερύνεια.

Για την άμεση έκδοση:07-08-09


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο Θρακών: Αλλαγή και αναγέννηση. Του Φάνη Μαλκίδη

Το επικείμενο παγκόσμιο συνέδριο Θρακών το οποίο θα διεξαχθεί το Δεκαπενταύγουστο στην Κομοτηνή, υπό άλλες συνθήκες θα αποτελούσε μείζον τοπικό, περιφερειακό και εθνικό γεγονός. Αντ’ αυτού τα μέχρι σήμερα δεδομένα, δείχνουν ότι αποτελεί ένα ήσσονος σημασίας συνέδριο, ακόμη και για την τοπική κοινωνία, πόσο μάλλον για την κεντρική εξουσία η οποία αντιμετωπίζει τη Θράκη όπως και στις προηγούμενες δεκαετίες. Οι λόγοι για την κατάσταση πολλοί. Το ίδιο και οι ευθύνες των ανθρώπων που οδήγησαν το συνέδριο από ένα βήμα διαλόγου και συζήτησης, διεκδίκησης και αγώνα, σε μία θερινή σύναξη δημοσίων σχέσεων, όπου τοπικοί και άλλοι άρχοντες συναντιούνται με τους απόδημους και μη Θρακιώτες, εισαγόμενοι περισπούδαστοι εισηγητές προσθέτουν ακόμη δύο σειρές στο βιογραφικό τους και πολιτικοί και πολιτευτές «χαιρετίζουν» για να εξαφανιστούν στα αμέσως επόμενα λεπτά από την αίθουσα.
Υπό άλλες συνθήκες αυτά γινότανε στη Θράκη και σε άλλες περιοχές της πατρίδας μας σε προηγούμενες δεκαετίες αλλά φαίνεται ότι συνεχίζονται με αμείωτη ένταση και σήμερα.
Παράλληλα τοπικές και άλλες ιδιαιτερότητες ώθησαν τα Παγκόσμια συνέδρια σε ακροβασίες, ισορροπίες τοπικών και υπερτοπικών προτεραιοτήτων, και υπολογισμούς που θυμίζουν κομματικά επιτελικά γραφεία και όχι ένα υγιή θεσμό που να προωθεί τα συμφέροντα του Θρακικού Ελληνισμού.
Είναι προφανές ότι η παρούσα κατάσταση δεν μπορεί να συνεχιστεί άλλο. Όπως και η μέχρι σήμερα οργανωτική δομή που δεν έχει διαρκή αλλά εφήμερο χαρακτήρα και είναι αποδεδειγμένο ότι δεν εξυπηρετεί τα Θρακικά συμφέροντα.
Το Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο Θρακών, στο οποίο συμβάλλαμε από τη πρώτη στιγμή, οφείλει να ενεργοποιηθεί από τη μόνιμη και διαρκή Γραμματεία, στην οποία τον πρώτο λόγο πρέπει και οφείλουν να έχουν τα Θρακικά σωματεία, πρώτου, δεύτερου και τρίτου βαθμού. Σε όλα τα εθνικοτοπικά παγκόσμια συνέδρια- και είναι πολλά αυτά που γίνονται συνήθως κάθε καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα αλλά και στο εξωτερικό όλο το χρόνο- την ευθύνη για την διοργάνωση την έχουν τα σωματεία, οι ενώσεις και οι ομοσπονδίες και όχι οι Δήμοι και οι Νομαρχίες, θεσμοί, οι οποίοι οφείλουν να στηρίζουν. Μέσα από τα σωματεία μπορεί το Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο Θρακών να αλλάξει και κυρίως να αναγεννηθεί. Είναι μία πρόταση που συνεχίζει και συμβαδίζει με αυτές των εκπροσώπων των Θρακικών σωματείων σε όλο τον κόσμο και μπορεί να υλοποιηθεί από το αμέσως επόμενο, το οποίο μπορεί να είναι το οργανωτικό, που μπορεί να προετοιμάσει μέσα από μία υγιή διαδικασία το επόμενο παγκόσμιο. Έξω από προσωπικές και άλλες φιλοδοξίες, κομματικές και τοπικές προτεραιότητες, και με γνώμονα το Θρακικό μέλλον. Γιατί οι Θρακιώτες αρκετά χορέψαμε και τραγουδήσαμε. Ήρθε η ώρα και να διεκδικήσουμε.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hellenic Patriotic News for August,Bizonal Plan History, News on CANA and CANA to Visit Cyprus and Greece

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2009

AUGUST 1974 TOLD THEM THAT THEIR POLICY (bizonal –bi-regional they called it at

Please circulate widely. These documents bring to the surface all the lies and
distortions some managed to retain as facts for years in order to blame the
Americans and thus keep safe the masterminds, the British, of their
unprecedented guilt over Cyprus in favor of Turkey.

The online PDF file of Simerini page 17 has the article (which has copies of
documents too).

2) An American media blog (the Meta Wedgie journal which gets thousands of
visitor hits per day) relates how the Cyprus, (buried for many lost years by the
political ineptitude and personal agendas of the Cypriot establishment and
so-called “lobbies”) is “the lesson of Cyprus” and notes recent action by Cyprus
Action Network of America (CANA):

3) The Freedom for Cyprus blog (maintained by Patriotic young people in the
homeland) has uploaded recent letters from Cypriot activists and from the active
refugee association Adouloti Kirenias to the British Parliament regarding
Anti-Cyprus activities, also a recent Open Letter to Christofias:

4) In the month of August key Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) activists
will be visiting Cyprus and Greece, we welcome your comments, praise ,complaints
of input and welcome media and personal interviews and meetings, please contact
us to schedule a meeting or offer your comments at our Email:

Thank you.
With Love of Cyprus,
Nikolaos Taneris, Press Officer, Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA)

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

ΕΚΤΑΚΤΟ ΔΕΛΤΙΟ: Ένα Ισλαμικό κέντρο στην Ουάσιγκτον των ΗΠΑ έχει αποδεχθεί τήν σημαία τής Τουρκικής

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2009

Ένα Ισλαμικό κέντρο στην Ουάσιγκτον των ΗΠΑ έχει αποδεχθεί τήν σημαία τής
Τουρκικής Δημοκρατία της Βόρειας Κύπρου να είναι ανάμεσα σε σημαίες άλλων λαών.

Το ισλαμικό κέντρο της Ουάσινγκτον συμφώνησε να αναρτηθεί η σημαία μετά από
πρωτοβουλία τής Πολιτιστικής Εταιρείας Βορείου Κύπρου ( Π.Ε.Β.Κ)
Η Πρόεδρος του Π.Ε.Β.Κ Μπαχρί Αλιρίζα συνεργάστηκε με το Ισλαμικό Κέντρο ώστε η
ΤουρκοΚυπριακή σημαία να παραμείνει μόνιμα αναρτυμένη στους στύλους. Η
Συνέλευση των ΑμερικανικοΤουρκικών ενώσεων πρόσφερε την σημαία στο Κέντρο.
Τόσο η Πρόεδρος Μπαχρί Αλιρίζα όσο και ο Διευθυντής τού Έργου Γκαμζε Εργκουρ
παρακολούθησαν την τελετή στο ισλαμικό κέντρο στις 30 Ιουνίου και ανύψωσαν την
τουρκοκυπριακή σημαία ανάμεσα από τις σημαίες άλλων μουσουλμανικών χωρών.
Η πράξη αυτή σηματοδοτεί ένα σημαντικό βήμα διεθνούς αναγνώρισης τού Π.Ε.Β.Κ
καθώς το ισλαμικό κέντρο βρίσκεται σε μία από τις πλέον πολυσύχναστες τοποθεσίες
τής Λεωφόρου Μασαχουσέτης, που τοπικά ονομάζονται η σειρά τών πρεσβειών.
Η Τουρκία είχε πάντοτε στενές σχέσεις με τον Ισλαμικό Κέντρο και τα εξαίσια
πλακάκια που κοσμούν τους τοίχους και τα πατώματα του Κέντρου είναι από μια
γενναιόδωρη δωρεά της τουρκικής κυβέρνησης, το 1969.
Το Ισλαμικό Κέντρο λειτουργεί ως τζαμί το οποίο έχουν επισκεφθεί συχνά
διπλωμάτες και πολλοί Αμερικανοί Αντιπροέδροι.

Dear all, the following has been published in last Friday’s London Turkish
Gazette. Does anybody know anything about it? Will they really permanently post
the flag of the occupation regime there in the heart of Washington DC, with no
response? Thus far there have been no protests made by PSEKA or other Greek or
Greek Cypriot organisations there? Does anybody care?

I have copied the relevant article but you can find the publication yourselves
through the link below.

Thank you.

TRNC flag accepted at US Islamic centre
AN ISLAMIC centre in Washington DC in the US has accepted a Turkish Kategori :
Yorum Sayısı: 0 Okunma: 174 Tarih : 16 Temmuz 2009 14:24

AN ISLAMIC centre in Washington DC in the US has accepted a Turkish Republic of
North Cyprus flag to be on display with other nations’ flags.

The Islamic Centre of Washington DC agreed to have the flag flying from one of
their flag poles after an initiative by the Northern Cyprus Cultural Society

President Bahri Aliriza of the NCCS worked with the Islamic Centre to
permanently hang the Turkish Cypriot flag on one of their flagpoles. The
Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) provided the Centre with the
TRNC flag.

Both NCCS President Bahri Aliriza and ATAA Project Director Gamze Ergur attended
the ceremony at the Islamic Centre on 30 June and raised the Turkish Cypriot
flag amongst the flags of other Muslim countries.

The action marks a significant step in the TRNC’s quest for international
recognition as the Islamic Centre is located in one of DC’s busiest spots in
Massachusetts Avenue , known locally as embassy row.

Turkey has always had close ties with the Islamic Centre and the exquisite tiles
that adorn the walls and floors of the Centre came thanks to a generous donation
of the Turkish government in 1969.

The Islamic Centre serves as a mosque and has been frequently visited by
diplomats and many American Vice-Presidents.
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μη κερδοσκοπικό, που υποστηρίζει τη γνήσια αυτοδιάθεση και τα ανθρώπινα
δικαιώματα για τον λαό τής Κύπρου.

Για να προστεθείτε στη ηλ. Ταχυδρομική λίστα της επαγρύπνησης δράσης της CANA, ή
για να συστήσετε την CANA σε έναν φίλο ή έναν συνάδελφο, παρακαλώ διαβιβάστε το
σχετικό όνομα και τη διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου, με τον τίτλο
"προσθέστε το ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο στην λίστα διανομής της CANA", στο

Ενθαρρύνεστε να διαβιβάσετε αυτήν την επαγρύπνησης δράσης σε πέντε ή περισσότερα
άτομα που μπορει να έχουν ενδιαφέρον για τις ηλεκτρονικές διανομές μας ή για την
αποστολή της CANA.

Μπορείτε να αναρτήσετε οποιαδήποτε άρθρο της CANA, δελτίο τύπου ή επαγρύπνησης
δράσης στο διαδίκτυο εφ' όσον πιστώνετε την CANA και το συντάκτη (ες).

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