Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-04-14
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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 60/99 -- 14.4.99
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Denktash explains reasons for announcing candidacy.
 Italian delegation departs.
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Denktash explains reasons for announcing candidacy
According to illegal Bayrak radio (15:30 hours, 13.4.99), Turkish Cypriot
leader Rauf Denktash has said that he felt the need to announce his
candidacy for the ``presidency'' in order to shed light on the rumours
along these lines.
In reply to a reporter´s question on the reasons for his announcing his
candidacy for the ``presidency'' even though the ``presidential elections''
is more than a year away, Denktash said: ``I had to announce my candidacy
in view of the rumours to the effect that I was not going to run in the
next presidential elections because Turkey does not want me any more. I had
to announce my candidacy because my closest friends and those organizations
interested in my continuing in the office started to question whether these
rumours were true. They voiced concern along these lines. This is the
reason why I had to make this announcement. In this way, everybody knows
now that I am going to run in the elections and either rest assured or
 Italian delegation departs
Anatolia Agency (10:00 hours, 10.4.99) reports that the Italian delegation
composed of many parliamentarians and businessmen that held contacts and
observations in the occupied area departed on Monday. It had meetings with
so-called government officials and with the leaders of the political
The Italian delegation, which listened to the views of the Turkish Cypriots
and which got information about the latest developments also met with the
businessmen in the pseudostate.
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