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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER NEWS (Cyprus PIO review) 96-05-09

From: Panayiotis Zaphiris <pzaphiri@glue.umd.edu>

Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Directory

TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA

No.80/96 9.5.96

  • [01] "Communal Solidarity Association" chairman speaks of economic collapse and "communal interests".

  • [02] French embassy delegation visits the "East Mediterranean University.

  • [03] US Ambassador visits the "East Mediterranean University.

  • [04] New so-called representative leaves for London.


    NEWS ITEMS

    [01] "Communal Solidarity Association" chairman speaks of economic collapse and "communal interests"

    According to ORTAM (9.5.96) the chairman of the "Communal Solidarity Association", Huseyin Osman, has declared that emigration from the occupied area has reached terrible dimensions.

    He said that a great effort is being exerted for not settling the Cyprus problem adding that the Turkish Cypriot community has reached the point of annihilation.

    Huseyin Osman went on and said: "Who are responsible for this economic collapse? How could we overcome this bottleneck?

    The Turkish Cypriot community is no more sovereign in its country. Policies should be charted with which the Turkish Cypriots will be sovereign and rule themselves.

    Turkey should give up the claim to rule and direct the Turkish Cypriot community. The transfer of population from Turkey to Cyprus should be stopped immediately. The solution of the Cyprus problem should not only be thought of in line with the 'national interests' but communal interests as well. Policies charted in line with the 'national interests' have pushed the Cyprus problem into non-solution. The common point where both national and communal interests meet is the federal settlement. We are partners and have rights on all over Cyprus.

    Greece and Turkey consider Cyprus together with the Aegean issue, and unless a settlement is reached in the Aegean they do not want a settlement in the Cyprus problem. It is impossible to bring peace to Cyprus, unless the Aegean problem is settled on their initiative. They will continue to play with us.

    The communal forces, active in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, who want settlement in Cyprus, should come together at a platform and look for international support.

    Time has come for Cypriots to own Cyprus". (MY)

    [02] French embassy delegation visits the "East Mediterranean University

    According to KIBRIS (9.5.96) a delegation from the French Embassy in Nicosia have visited the so-called East Mediterranean University (EMU) and conferred with the people there.

    KIBRIS reports that the French delegation was made up of French Cultural Attache Jean-Paul Capdeville, Language Attache Mile Brunehilde Imhaus and Political Advisor M. Xavier Lapeyne de Cabanes.

    During the visit it was decided that an exhibition organized by the French Embassy be opened during the coming weeks in the so-called EMU. (MY)

    [03] US Ambassador visits the "East Mediterranean University

    According to KIBRIS (9.5.96) the US Ambassador to Cyprus, Richard Boucher, had a meeting yesterday with the teaching staff of the so-called East Mediterranean University (EMU) during which the Confidence-Building Measures, the Ghali Set of Ideas and Cyprus' EU membership were discussed.

    The meeting, which was closed to the press, was attended by Necati Munur Ertegun and Ergun Olgun, both "advisors" to Denktash. (MY)

    [04] New so-called representative leaves for London

    According to KIBRIS (9.5.96) Hakki Muftuzade, who has been appointed as the so-called London Representative of the illegal regime, will be leaving the occupied area for London on Saturday. (MY)
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