Sunday, 13 September 2009

distortion of history: Coufoudakis' and Republic of Cyprus' opinion on destruction of Cypriot cultural heritage

Prof. Van Coufoudakis wrote about the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in a Greek Cypriot government booklet, Human Rights Violations in Cyprus by Turkey.

Over on human rights archaeology, I used the booklet and public discussion of Coufoudakis's work to study the opinion of the "progressive" government of the Republic of Cyprus.

The "new" position is the old one, a distortion of history: "Cypriot" cultural heritage is Greek Cypriot cultural heritage; Turkey was the only human rights violator; and Greek Cypriots were the only victims.

Given their progressive public stance, the official booklet's Hellenist nationalist distortion is contradictory and depressing.

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