M502 – Turkish Occupation of Northern Cyprus Condemnation Motion 2018Watch
Disputes over Cyprus involving Turkey dates back centuries, not just decades. This has very little to do with us and Britain isn't exactly a good example when it comes to occupying other countries so it's pretty hypocritical. I'd support something led by the UN, but see this action as fairly inconsequential.
Although i would prefer to weaken Turkey is is sadly the case that the UK no longer occupies the bulk of Cyprus and it is currently a fellow member of NATO. In short, i neither consider this motion to be substantially our business (Turkey is a low priority) nor in our interests.
Turkey's retatliation would just be to say that the British stole it in 1878 then stole it a bit more in 1914. We aren't ones to talk when it comes to invading and annexing.
Indeed. If we randomly condemn Turkey now, what's stopping anyone from condemning us for also currently occupying territories on the island of Cyprus? It'd be one of the most hypocritical things we can possibly do.