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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 227/97 -- 5.12.97
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Turkish Cypriot poll on politiciansAccording to a report in KIBRIS (27.11.97), the poll conducted recently by COMAR in the ocucpied area showed that 92.5 percent of the "citizens" favour the replacement of the existing politicians with new names. This is how they view the politicians:
Interesting results are emerging from the poll conducted for the newspaper KIBRIS by COMAR, which is the only polling company operating in the pseudostate.
According to the outcome of the poll, the people want to see new faces in politics.
All the sectors of the Turkish Cypriot community overwhelmingly hold a negative view of the politicians and their performance.
Most of the "citizens" did not approve of the "positive" terms used for the politicians by COMAR and instead preferred to express negative views about the politicians.
DO THE POLITICIANS PUT THE COMMUNAL INTERESTS BEFORE THEIRS?
Representative Group "No" they do not (%) Women 71.7 Men 73.9 18.24 age group 68.5 25-34 72.9 35-44 75.5 45-54 79.9 55+ 65.1 Nicosia 63.7 Famagusta 78.2 Kyrenia 84.5 Villages 77.0 Cities 69.3 The right of the political spectrum 65.9 The left of the political spectrum 74.1 The center of the political spectrum 74.6 Those without any political affiliation 74.4 UBP (National Unity Party followers) 67.1 DP (Democratic Party followers) 71.1 CTP (Republican Turkish Party followers) 60.0 TKP (Communal Liberation Party followers) 70.5 YKP (New Cyprus Party followers) 87.5 Those with mixed affiliations 78.3
ASSESSMENT OF THE POLITICIANS
Representative They are They do New Faces group unconcerned not keep should with the promises Emerge "citizens" Women 60.5 55.1 83.8 Men 62.0 49.2 91.3 8-24 age group 59.9 48.2 90.4 25-34 62.0 52.0 92.6 35-44 63.6 59.2 93.0 45-54 62.8 61.7 94.3 55+ 55.8 51.1 91.5 Nicosia 55.4 55.8 91.9 Famagusta 65.0 53.8 92.6 Kyrenia 68.5 56.0 93.7 Villages 63.9 52.9 - Cities 59.1 57.0 - The right of the political spectrum 51.4 49.7 92.7 The left of the political spectrum 64.0 64.6 91.8 The center of the political spectrum 63.5 52.8 95.8 Those without political affiliation 63.3 56.5 87.7 UBP (followers) 56.2 46.7 88.6 DP 55.1 46.7 89.8 CTP 56.3 52.7 98.2 TKP 49.2 55.8 96.8 YKP 87.5 87.5 100.0 Those with mixed affiliation 66.2 79.6 94.5
 Denktash claims recognition imperative for EU membershipAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (11:30 hours, 4.12.97) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has claimed that it is imperative for the pseudostate to be recognized if the whole of Cyprus is to become an EU member, and added: "Otherwise, the division in Cyprus will become permanent". The second "international tourism conference" organized by the so-called Kyrenia American University started yesterday. Twenty researches and scientists from seven countries will submit papers to the conference, which will last for three days.
Addressing the opening session of the conference, Denktash said that he will benefit from the useful discussions to be held by those attending the conference.
Denktash continued claiming: "The Greek Cypriot side, which claims that it is the sole government of Cyprus, is against visits to the TRNC and tries to put obstacles along these lines.
However, tourist agencies all over the world have discovered the TRNC and all the tourists who visit the TRNC return to their countries satisfied with their vacation and the hospitality they receive."
Stating that tourists should be free to cross over into any side they want in Cyprus, Denktash continued: "This problem will be resolved; however, it will take some time because of the political issues with the Greek Cypriots. Until that time, the TRNC should develop its own tourism potential".
 Joint Turkish-Israeli-US maneuvers scheduled for JanuaryAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (11:30 hours, 4.12.97) the joint Turkish- Israeli-US maneuvers are slated to be held in January. Israeli Defense Minister Yizhaq Mordekhay will pay a visit to Turkey on 8 Decemebr to discuss the details of the issue with Turkish commanders. The maneuvers will be held in the Mediterranean.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/