Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-02-17
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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 27/99 -- 17.2.99
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Dentkash, Eroglu on Ocalan arrest.
 Talat says he knew Ocalan hiding in Greek Embassy in Kenya.
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Denktash, Eroglu on Ocalan arrest
According to Anatolia Agency (17:10 hours, 16.2.99), Turkish Cypriot leader
Rauf Denktash said on Tuesday that the arrest of Abdullah Ocalan was ``an
``This proved the power and greatness of the Turkish nation and this also
proved that you can´t gain anything by terrorism'', he said.
Anatolia (12:30 hours, 16.2.99) also says that Dervis Eroglu has said that
the capture of Abdullah Ocalan, ``conveys an exemplary message with regard
to Turkey´s strength and greatness.''
 Talat says he knew Ocalan hiding in Greek Embassy in Kenya
According to illegal Bayrak radio (16:30 hours 16.2.99) Republican Turkish
Party leader Mehmet Ali Talat has issued a statement in connection with the
capture of Abdullah Ocalan. Talat assessed the capture of Ocalan as ``a
welcoming event''. Explaining that he knew that Ocalan was hiding in the
Greek Embassy in Kenya, Talat added: ``However, we were not aware that he
was captured and brought to Turkey''. Noting that Turkey is a state of law,
Talat said: ``The judiciary process will start now and common sense should
prevail within this process.''
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