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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 175/97 -- 20-21-22.9.97
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[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Denktash ordered to rest another week for vein infectionAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (20.9.97) doctors have told Rauf Denktash to rest for another week. According to information given by Dr. Sait Kenan, chief internist at the Burhan Nalbantoglu Hospital, following today's examination it was determined that the infection in Denktash's left leg was beginning to heal but that the level of the recovery was not deemed sufficient. Dr. Kenan said that the 45-minute consultation revealed that the infection is healing and that his pain has diminished and added: "The level of the recovery is not what we had desired. Therefore, we told him to rest for another week."
Given the situation, Denktash's appointments for this week have been canceled. Dr. Kenan said that they will examine Denktash once again next Saturday, adding that they expect Denktash to fully recover by that time.
 Eroglu diagnosis confirmed; Angio scheduled for 22 SeptemberAccording to illegal Bayrak Radio (20.9.97), it is reported that Dervis Eroglu, who was hospitalized at the Burhan Nalbantolgu State Hospital in Nicosia with a diagnosis of coronary spasm yesterday, is in good condition and that there is no urgency in his situation. Dr. Sait Kenan, the chief internist at the hospital, said that the consultations held yesterday and this morning have confirmed that Eroglu suffered a coronary spasms and that, therefore, he will be taken to Ankara aboard a private plane for a coronary angiography. Noting that he will be accompanying Eroglu to Ankara, Dr. Kenan said that the angiography will be performed at the Ibni Sina Hospital on 22 September.
 Etkin leaves for Ankara; notes `serious' stand on S-300According to illegal Bayrak radio (21.9.97) Taner Etkin, the so-called foreign affairs and defense minister, of the pseudostate has again emphasized that the attitude of the Turkish side concerning the S-300 missiles is very serious, and all the necessary measures will be adopted in this regard. Etkin and Brigadier General Hasan Peker Gunal, commander of the so-called security forces, left for Ankara today to attend the international defense industry and civil aviation fair and to conduct contacts. Etkin and Gunal will also discuss the S-300 issue with the Turkish defense minister and General Staff officials.
In a statement at the occupied Tymbou airport Etkin said that the balance between Turkey and Greece will never be upset, Etkin said: "If you want to receive detailed information regarding the measures to be adopted against the S-300 missiles, I will have to tell you that experts will decide on these matters.
 Karadayi says whatever is necessary to be done on S-300'sAccording to Ankara TRT (20.9.97), General Ismail Hakki Karadayi, chief of the general staff, has said the following after the government assigned the General Staff to take additional measures on the issue of the S-300 missiles: "We will do whatever is necessary for Turkey's interests."
Gen. Karadayi who attended a series of meetings in Belgium, Canada and the United States, has returned to Turkey. In a statement at Esenboga Airport, Gen. Karadayi replied to questions on the prime minister assigning the General Staff with taking additional measures. He said: "The honourable prime minister made the necessary announcement after yesterday's briefing. This issue has a military, political, and international aspect. Of course, all these aspects will be assessed and whatever is necessary will be done. Whatever is necessary for our country's interests will be done in a timely manner".
 Sezgin: Turkey capable of anything when security threatenedAccording to Ankara TRT (21.9.97), Ismet Sezkin, deputy prime minister and national defense minister, has again warned Greece and the Cyprus. He said: "We do not want the waters in the Mediterranean to heat up, but there is nothing we are incapable of doing when our country's security is concerned."
In a news conference in Istanbul today, Sezgin replied to questions on the recent statements issued by Greece. Stressing once again that Turkey is in favour of resolving problems through negotiations and dialogue. Sezgin alleged "Greece is doing its utmost to sever us from the West, but these efforts are in vain."
I repeat: "We do not want the waters in the Mediterranean to heat up, we want the Mediterranean to maintain its natural temperature, and we are exerting efforts tot his end. However, the security of our country takes priority over everything else. As a state that has viewed Cyprus as a question of honour for the past 50 years, when our national security and the security of Cyprus is concerned, there is nothing we are incapable of doing:.
In response to a question on the S-300 missiles Cyprus government is planning to purchase, to strengthen its defence capability, Sezgin claimed that these missiles can be modified and used as offensive weapons.
He alleged: "We are engaged in efforts to adopt all the diplomatic measures in this regard. Naturally, in addition to these measures, our General Staff and Foreign Ministry are conducting work for the adoption of military measures as well.
We will adopt the measures to be determined as a result of this work as soon as possible".
 EP official told of Turkey's "unease" on EU stand on CyprusAccording to Ankara radio (19.9.97) Tom Spencer, chairman of the European Parliament (EP) foreign relations committee, is currently holding contacts in Ankara. The unease felt by Turkey regarding the EU approach to the Cyprus issue was conveyed to the British parliamentarian.
Within the framework of his Ankara contacts, Spencer met with Ambassador Onur Oymen, undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry. The views that Turkey should take its place within the EU expansion process and the unease felt regarding the EU approach to the Cyprus issue were conveyed to Spencer at the meeting. It has been learned that Spencer, accompanied by other Christian democrat deputies, is on a tour of Black Sea countries and that he has been invited to Ankara within the framework of this visit.
 CTP asserts only solution through direct negotiationsAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (20.9.97) the Republican Turkish Party, RTP as declared that recent developments have once again demonstrated that no measure other than settling the Cyprus problem by means of a mutually acceptable agreement can bring tranquility to the island or the region.
In a written statement he issued today, RTP Secretary General Ferdi Sabit Soyer stressed that nothing can replace the initiative enabling President Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Denktash to reach a mutually acceptable solution, including with regard to security issues, at the negotiating table. Soyer pointed out that nothing can be achieved on the island through armament, and added: "Armament is triggering countermeasures, and the knot is becoming tighter. This attitude has brought Turkey and Greece facing one another with their hands on the trigger on this small island."
 Denktash urges "National Resistance" against developmentsAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (20.9.97) Rauf Denktash has called for national "resistance" against what he alleged the current developments that "threaten" the centuries-old Turkish Cypriot presence in Cyprus. He said that the Turkish Cypriot "Assembly" must convene quickly, adopt the necessary resolutions, and announce them to the world. He also called for preparations to convene a "national congress".
In a written statement he issued today, he recalled that the EU invited the Turkish Cypriots to join the Greek Cypriot delegation which is considered to be representing Cyprus. He alleged that this invitation envisages the Turkish Cypriots to give up all their rights, freedoms, and principles that constitute the basis of their existence and future, and to agree to having minority rights in a "Greek Cypriot republic". Denktash stressed that now is the time for the Turkish Cypriots to roar with all their might that they will not fall into this trap, into this "Byzantine intrigue". He pointed out that this danger is beyond the danger of the missiles and that everyone must realize that.
Denktash claimed that the EU is pursuing a wrong path, not the path of justice. He said: "The EU does not realize that it cannot eliminate rights granted by international agreements.
It claims that the Turkish Cypriots do not have the right to reject or obstruct Cyprus' application for membership. In this way, it aims at condemning us to a minority position in a Cyprus republic, to break the contractual tires that exist between Turkey and Cyprus, and to open all of Cyprus' doors to Greece.
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