WE ARE CYPRIOTS
Christina Koutsavaki • Niki Tsianakka / Androulla Tsianakka / Nikolas Krstic • Mustafa Keleşzade • Panagiotis Ecosaris and his wife Elli • Anna Marangou • Müge Şevketoğlu • Andreas Triantafillis • Ceren Ataker Etçi / Constantinos Hadjichristofi • Katie Clerides • Maro Emmanuel • Şener Levent • Ibrahim Aziz • Savvas Christofides • Soti Christodoulou / Kyriakos Kyriakou • Ergün Pektaş • Alexis Sofocleous • Committee on Missing Persons / Alexandra Mouski • Arianna Economou • Fatma Özok • Nora Nadjarian • Akis Lordos • Özkan Tekman / Ahmet Tekman • Magda Zenon • Evren Inançoğlu
Selected quotes from six interviews of 28 in total.
Pioneer of the peace talks, daughter of Glafcos Clerides, former president of the Republic of Cyprus, *1949
... For me, the reunification is the only thing that I really want from life. I’m 67 years old and I’ve achieved many things. I’m very happy with my life. ...
Author and poet, *1966
... My work is minimalist – all of it is condensed, intense and compressed ... By “minimalist”, I also mean: Some things can be left unsaid. I don’t want to preach, don’t want to spread any hidden or political messages. ...
Director of Khora Book Café, Activist with Baraka Culture Centre, *1990
... We cannot see an agreement just as a first step and think the rest will surely follow. No, the reconciliation has to take place simultaneously at all levels. ...
Dance activist, choreographer, dancer and dance teacher
... Many people say that such a fundamental change will bring not only advantages, but also entail drawbacks. We will need a lot of discipline, a cool head and maturity. ...
Former social worker, owner of Kyrenia Tavern, *1935
... How would it actually look if Greek Cypriots came back from the South and wanted to live here? What would happen to the people who now live in houses that once belonged to the Greek Cypriots? ...
Son of Özkan Tekman, owner of Kyrenia Tavern, *1959
... We‘re living here in an open-air prison. We’re trapped – for instance, in terms of a passport. ... Cypriots that only have a Northern Cypriot passport can only travel to Turkey. ...
... My only comment is: We were fighting for a "United Cyprus Now". My question now is: Unite Cyprus – how? ...