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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 98-12-04
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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 224/98 -- 4/12/98
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 ETKIN CALLS ON PRESIDENT CLERIDES TO ABANDON ``DREAM WORLD''According to Anatolia Agency (00921 hours, 3/12/98) Taner Etkin, so- called minister of foreign affairs and defense, has said: ``Our government and our party will reject every approach that does not accept the existence of the TRNC''.
In a written statement, Etkin said: ``We want that realities to be accepted. We want recognition of the fact that the Greek Cypriot administration has no right to rule the Turkish Cypriot people and that it cannot act as though it were the government of the entire island. We insist on that issue''. Etkin claimed that the way to bring about a rooted solution to the missile problem was through President Clerides ``waking up from his dream world and accepting the realities''.
Etkin said that an agreement to be concluded should be based on the principle of ``two states'' stressing that the 1960 Guarantee System should continue as is.
Alleging that international recognition of the ``TRNC'' is necessary from the viewpoint of international law, Etkin concluded claiming:
``The international support being extended to the Greek Cypriot side, which has usurped the partnership republic based on two separate democracies and two equal and sovereign peoples, will not be conducive to a peaceful solution on the island. The duty that befalls us under these conditions is to develop and enhance, through the powerful support of Turkey, the TRNC which was established as a result of the great sacrifices and lofty struggle of our people''.
 SHIP AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO AND FROM OCCUPIED AREA“S PORTSAccording to AVRUPA (4.12.98) in the month of October 16219 passangers entered the occupied area through illegal ports and 12737 people left from these ports.
In the same period, 304 ships called at the occupied ports of Kyrenia and Famagusta.
AVRUPA reports that 13665 people entered the occupied area through the occupied Kyrenia port, 2553 through the Famagusta port and one person through the Gastria port.
During the same period, 297 ships sailed off the occupied area. 10638 passengers left from the occupied Kyrenia port and 2099 from the Famagusta port.
 ARSON AGAINST CLP' S REGIONAL OFFICESYENI DUZEN (4.12.98) reports under banner headlines that the Republican Turkish Party“s regional office in the occupied Trikomo village was malicioulsly set on fire.
The paper says that the incident happened at around 10 o“clock yesterday evening.
It says that the arson was carried out by certain people who want to divide the community . The fire caused no serious material damage.
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