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We must root out the cancer of party and church control of education

We must root out the cancer of party and church control of education

By George Koumoullis “Tell me your teachers and I’ll tell you who you are,” goes the Greek saying which should reverberate in Cyprus after the unprovoked and unjustified attacks on Turkish Cypriots by students during the recent demonstrations condemning the establishment of the pseudo-state. Most of the students detained for these attacks were from one

Cleansing our national days

SHOULD Cyprus be proud that it observes more national holidays than any other country in the world? The Greek Cypriots observe four (no need to list them) and the Turkish Cypriots three – July 20 (Day of peace and freedom), August 30 (Day of Kemal Ataturk’s victory over the Greeks in 1922) and October 29

Admission of some bitter truths

DEFICIENT education and the fabrication of history still remain key features of Cypriot society. The student finishing state secondary school does not know, for example, that every archbishop during Ottoman rule was a quisling who co-operated with the rulers for the promotion of their mutual financial interest. What they believe instead is that the Church

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