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Wikipedia Distorting the Nature and Importance of the Cyprus Conflict

A Sub-Page to the Page "cy.pro-re-publica.de" by Dr. Christian Heinze.
One of a series of pages concerned with erroneous or misleading articles published in "Wikipedia".
Left column of table ("Wikiception"): The biased Wikipedia perception.
Right column of table ("Proception"): Proper perception

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Wikiception Proception
The Conflict is an issue of Turkish military invasion. The Conflict is one between a Greek claim to colonize the Turks of Cyprus, which is supported in fact by the United Nations, and the Turks of Cyprus defending their self government.
The Republic of Cyprus is the sole legitimate sovereign over all the island. [The statement refers to a "Republic of Cyprus" purported to have been founded by an international treaty in 1960 and considered to have existed and to continue existing ever since.] The presently so called "Republic of Cyprus" is a State founded by the Greeks of Cyprus from 1964 onwards in the South of the island contrary to the provisions stipulated in the treaty of 1960 for the protection of basic rights of the Turkish Cypriots. This Greek Republic hat replaced the Republic purported to have been founded in 1960, revealing the true nature of the 1960 project as a failed state. The Greek Republic of Southern Cyprus has failed to extend its sovereignty over the northern part of the island, where, from 1964 onwards, Turkish Cypriots have established their own Republic of Northern Cyprus.
In 1974 a Coup d'Etat took place in Cyprus and Turkey invaded the island occupying its northern part where the Turks founded their illegitimate state. The Greek attempts at subjugating the Turks of Cyprus, which began with the violent upheaval of the Greek Cypriots against British rule and assumed dimensions of murderous terrorism demanding the lives of hundreds of Turkish Cypriots between 1955 and 1959 and again in 1963 and 1964, culminated in 1974 in an invasion of irregular Greek troops supporting this attempt by means of an all-out armed assault (involving clashes between Greek factions labelled a "Coupd'Etat" by Wikipedia). To defend the Turks of Cyprus, who had so far successfully resisted Greek usurpation, the Turkish army intervened. Their invasion relied on the Turkish right of guarantee for the basic rights of Turkish Cypriots stipulated in the treaty of 1960. The armed struggle resulted in defined separation of Greek and Turkish territories in Cyprus and in a finalization of the creation of the Turkish State of Cyprus.

The description of that State as "illegitimate" by Wikipedia contradicts the traditional basic perception of the notion of State in international law, confusing illegitimacy with non-recognition. International non-recognition is the consequence of a call issued to that effect by the United Nations which is not binding under the Articles of that Organization. It is a political instrument employed in helping Greek claims as a result of a successful treacherous and deceptive Greek Cypriot policy.
The United Nations maintain a "Green Line", separating free southern from northern areas where Turkish settlers are in the majority. Since 1964, the number of the Greek inhabitants have increased at about the same rate as the number of the Turkish inhabitants of Cyprus.

The "Green Line" is the border between the Turkish and Greek Republics of Cyprus. Their territorial delimitation was established and is being maintained not by UN- but by app. 30.000 Turkish troops stationed in the island to prevent the Greek party to the conflict from realizing their purported sovereignty over the whole island by force of their intensive rearmament since 1964. The United Nations have contributed to the delimitation of the Southern and Northern territories and are still so contributing by resolutions calling upon everyone not to violate this border. They have also maintained in Cyprus, ever since 1964, a small international force called "UNFICYP" to supervise this non-violation.

Without the help rendered by the United Nations to the Greek cause, the deployment of UNFICYP would have been unneccessary, because owing to Turkish guarantee the Cyprus Conflict would have collapsed to the peaceful co-existence of two States of Cyprus with good prospects for agreeing on a federation.
The two communities and the guarantor countries are committed to find a peaceful solution to "the dispute". Recent years have seen warming of relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots, with officially renewed reunification talks beginning in early 2014 The Turkish and probably most Greek people of Cyprus are well prepared to maintain warm relations amongst each other. This is, however, of no importance for the Cyprus Conflict as long as the United Nations support the government of the Greek Cypriots insisting on becoming the masters of the whole island with the Turkish Cypriots in it. Regarding a "solution", no conflict exists between the desire of both the Greek and Turkish Cypriots to govern themselves. This conflict is solved through the presence of Turkish troops in the island. What remains is a conflict described by Wikipedia as the objective of a purported commitment to find a particular "solution", namely one of "reunification". However, the Greek party to the conflict will agree to reunification only under the condition of establishment of their sovereignty over the whole island, which forms the objective of any Greek "commitment". By contrast, the Turkish side is committed, in spite of the dangers for their interests involved, to the idea of a Cyprus federation in which the Turkish Cypriots are effectively protected against renewed Greek violent attempts at usurping power over them. The need for this protection is evident from the successful Greek policy of subjugating the Turkish Cypriots to a political and commercial isolation, depreciation and embargo ever since 1964. It is also evident from the murderous Greek violence applied in pursuing their claim in the past being celebrated by the Greek leadership on any given occasion until this very day. As concerns the commitment of the United Nations and various governments in helping the Greek endeavours, it consists in a constant defamation of the Turkish political interests, in dissimulating the political realities, and - most powerfully - in depriving the Turkish Cypriots from international political, communicative and economic intercourse to which all people are entitled, for no other reason than their resistance against Greek usurpation.
The more detailed Wikipedia narrative presents the conflict in line with and referring to documents and literature emanating from sources dedicated to the Greek and United Nations one-sided and erraneous approach. Wikipedia fails to mention most of the most important sources and literary constributions about the Cyprus conflict ( compare the literature and sources quoted in, for example, http://cy-pro-re-publica.de ).

A critical review of the Wikipedia Publication concerning the Cyprus conflict reveals an engagement of the medium in one-sided support of a Greek Cypriot policy of conquest and colonization, ignoring justified basic vital and political interests and rights of the Turkish Cypriot community, also ignoring basic political requirements for international peace.

The author of this contribution was advised by the person in charge of the Wikepedia article on Cyprus that Wikipedia usually follows official narratives, which, however, fails to explain or justify the suppression of dissenting views and arguments.