Window on Cyprus

“Cyprus is not a detail, a mere island at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea; today it has been transformed into the fateful centre, where the moral values of contemporary man are at stake. ... For us this is a good moment to forget our passions and our petty cares; for each man of us with his own God- given gifts to follow the path of freedom throughout the land of Cyprus. And we must share her grief, her upsurge, her danger, insofar as we are capable, and surely later on her great joy as well.” Nikos Kazantzakis (From his essay “The Angels of Cyprus”).