I have been involved for over four decades promoting the end of all kinds of divisions-military, political,social, economic and psychological-in our island, both as an academic and an activist. I always framed the Cyprus conflict in all my writings and activism as a shared problem to be solved cooperatively and from a conflict transformation perspective. I believe this momentum before us NOW calls upon each one of us as citizens who believe in the furure should take our own responsibility and contribute creatively toward this new possibility.
I believe we cannot afford another generation to be socialized into the conflict.I need a normal life without militarism, nationalisms, sexisms, and self-censhorships. I need to stay freely at my Turkish Cypriots’homes without fear of being labelled. I want to publish freely with my Turkish Cypriot colleagues withourt been penalized . A solution will offer me the freedom to create coalitions across ethnic lines, gender, ideologies, class and race so as to reinforce what Cyprus has beome- a friendly place of multiculturalism and appreciation of diversity. I will continue my struggle to this end.