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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-04-15

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>


TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA

No. 61/99 -- 15.4.99

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktash claims wish to open Varosha to Kosovars is humanitarian.
  • [02] Denktash: EP decision not to influence Turkish position.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktash claims wish to open Varosha to Kosovars is humanitarian

    According to Anatolia Agency (6:12 hours, 14.4.99), Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said that they can look after Kosovar children who lost their relatives in the war.

    Denktash asked for 200 Kosovar children who have no one to look after them, in a letter he sent to the Turkish Red Crescent. The children will be placed with Turkish Cypriot families, he said.

    He also claimed that his wish to place the Kosovar refugees in the occupied Varosha region which is closed to settlement is completely humanitarian.

    [02] Denktash: EP decision not to influence Turkish position

    According to Anatolia Agency (13:29 hours, 14.4.99), Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has said that decisions to be adopted by the European Parliament (EP) will not influence the positions of the pseudostate and Turkey.

    Denktash met with Jaako Blomberg, the under secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Finnish ambassador to Cyprus and conferred with them for some time.

    Noting that the meeting had been beneficial, Denktash said that he briefed the Finnish officials on the points over which the Turkish Cypriots are insistent and over which a compromise is impossible.

    Pointing out that Finland will take over the EU term presiency, Denktash said that activities aimed at clarifying the Turkish Cypriot point of view will continue.

    Upon being reminded about the draft resolution which the European Parliament is discussing and which envisages pressure on the pseudostate and Turkey, Denktash said that ``such resolutions that are frequently adopted by similar institutions will neither influence the cause nor Turkey´s position.''

    The Finnish ambassador said that for the initiatives to find a solution to the Cyprus problem to be successful one should listen to and benefit from the views of both sides.

    Noting that Finland first felt the need to meet with both sides especially to be able to support the UN initiatives on the issue, the ambassador added that contacts on the issue will continue. In reply to a question, the ambassador said that the issue of Cyprus´ membership in the EU did not come up at the meeting.


    From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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