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Survey In North Cyprus Details Relationship Between Turkish Cypriots And Turks

A survey conducted in the north of Cyprus by academics Sertaç Sonan, Ebru Küçükşener and Enis Porat will be published by newspaper “Yenidüzen” over the next 3 days with questions being asked to both Turkish Cypriots and Turkish settlers at the north of the island.

According to the newspaper, the survey was conducted with a focus on the differences and similarities between Turkish Cypriots and those who arrived at the island after 1974. As per the survey results, its evident that despite differing views on some fundamental political and social issues, Turkish Cypriots and Turkish settlers agree on some other important issues.

The first batch of questions released today, and their results are as follows:

(key colors – Turkish Cypriots = Dark Blue … Turkish Settlers = Light Blue)

Question – How would you primarily define yourself?

Results:

a) 33.7% of Turkish Cypriots define themselves as “Cypriot” while 4.5% of Turkish Settlers define themselves as “Cypriot”.

b) 55.6% of Turkish Cypriots define themselves as “Turkish Cypriot” while 27% of Turkish Settlers define themselves as “Turkish Cypriot”.

c) 5.8% of Turkish Cypriots define themselves as “Turkish” while 53% of Turkish Settlers  define themselves as “Turkish”.

d) Lastly, 3.5% of Turkish Cypriots define themselves as “Muslim” while 13.3% of Turkish Settlers define themselves as “Muslim”.

Question – ‘A Bi-Zonal, Bi-Communal Federation based on Political Equality’. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Results:

a) 22.8% of Turkish Cypriots “Absolutely Do Not Support” the statement while 39.8% of Turkish Settlers “Absolutely Do Not Support” the statement.

b) 26% of Turkish Cypriots said that the statement could be “Compromised On” while 17.9% of Turkish Settlers said that the statement could be “Compromised On”.

c) Lastly, 42.5% of Turkish Cypriots “Absolutely Support” the statement while 32.6% of Turkish Settlers “Absolutely Support” the statement.

Question – Become One With Turkey: To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Results:

a) 53.2% of Turkish Cypriots “Absolutely Do Not Support” the statement while 32% of Turkish Settlers “Absolutely Do Not Support” the statement.

b) 17.9% of Turkish Cypriots said that the statement could be “Compromised On” while 16.5% of Turkish Settlers said that the statement could be “Compromised On”.

c) Lastly, 19% of Turkish Cypriots “Absolutely Support” the statement while 44.2% of Turkish Settlers “Absolutely Support” the statement.

Question – How would you define Turkish Settlers / Turkish Cypriots?

Results:

a) 13.9% of Turkish Cypriots define Turkish Settlers as “Trustworthy” while 21.7% of Turkish Settlers define Turkish Cypriots as “Trustworthy”.

b) 45.1% of Turkish Cypriots define Turkish Settlers as “Friendly” while 44.2% of Turkish Settlers define Turkish Cypriots as “Friendly”.

c) 29.2% of Turkish Cypriots define Turkish Settlers as “Different” while 17.8% of Turkish Settlers define Turkish Cypriots as “Different”.

d) 3.2% of Turkish Cypriots define Turkish Settlers as “Dangerous” while 2.5% of Turkish Settlers define Turkish Cypriots as “Dangerous”.

e) 2.1% of Turkish Cypriots define Turkish Settlers as “Ungrateful” while 7.7% of Turkish Settlers define Turkish Cypriots as “Ungrateful”.

f) Lastly, 6.4% of Turkish Cypriots said that it “Depends On The Person” while 6.1% of Turkish Settlers said that it “Depends On The Person”.

Question – How would you generally define the relationship between Turkish Cypriots and Turkish Settlers?

Results:

a) 1.2% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Very Good” while 2.4% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Very Good”.

b) 4.0% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Good” while 3.9% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Good”.

c) 41.2% of Turkish Cypriots responded in “the Middle” while 38.1% of Turkish Settlers responded in “the Middle”.

d) 46.8 of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Bad” while 51.9% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Bad”.

e) Lastly, 6.6% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Very Bad” while 3.9% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Very Bad”.

Question – Regardless of if you go to a mosque or not, would you define yourself as a religious person?

Results:

a) 1.4% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Very Religious” while 3.7% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Very Religious”.

b) 22.3% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Religious” while 53.9% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Religious”.

c) 28.5% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Neither religious or Non-religious” while 25.3% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Neither religious or Non-religious”.

d) 26.7% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Not Religious” while 10.5% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Not Religious”.

e) Lastly, 21.1% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Not Religious At All” while 6.6% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Not Religious At All”.

Question (Top Image) – Do you support the erection of more mosques in the north of Cyprus?

Results:

a) 20.3% of Turkish Cypriots “Support” the idea while 47.3% of Turkish Settlers “Support” the idea.

b) 18.8% of Turkish Cypriots are “neither Supportive or Non-Supportive” of the idea while 22.2% of Turkish Settlers are “neither Supportive or Non-Supportive” of the idea.

c) 60% of Turkish Cypriots are “Against” the idea while 30% of Turkish Settlers are “Against” the idea.

d) Lastly, 0.1% of Turkish Cypriots said “if necessary” for the idea while 0.4% of Turkish Settlers said “if necessary” for the idea.

Question (Bottom Image) – Do you support the opening of more religious colleges in the north of Cyprus?

Results:

a) 14.7% of Turkish Cypriots “Support” the idea while 44.8% of Turkish Settlers “Support” the idea.

b) 19.9% of Turkish Cypriots are “neither Supportive or Non-Supportive” of the idea while 24.2% of Turkish Settlers are “neither Supportive or Non-Supportive” of the idea.

c) 64.3% of Turkish Cypriots are “Against” the idea while 30.5% of Turkish Settlers are “Against” the idea.

d) Lastly, 1% of Turkish Cypriots said “if necessary” for the idea while 0.6% of Turkish Settlers said “if necessary” for the idea.

Question – In your opinion, how democratic is this country? (Far Left-Not Democratic At All / Far Right-Fully Democratic)

Results:

a) 10.1% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Not Democratic At All” while 9.4% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Not Democratic At All”.

b)  10.7% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Fully Democratic” while 13.5% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Fully Democratic”.

c) The rest of the image showing a scale from 2-9 with the Far Left-Not Democratic At All & Far Right-Fully Democratic with the color coding being – Turkish Cypriots = Dark Blue & Turkish Settlers = Light Blue.

Question – Who do you view as your leader? 

Results:

a) 56.8% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “TRNC President” while 13.7% of Turkish Settlers responded with “TRNC President”.

b) 7.8% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Republic of Turkey President” while 32.9% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Republic of Turkey President”.

c) 21.7% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “Both” while 39.2% of Turkish Settlers responded with “Both”.

d) 13.7% of Turkish Cypriots responded with “None” while 14.2% of Turkish Settlers responded with “None”.

More questions and updates to follow…

Word From Cyprus

 

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