Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-04-22
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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 65/99 -- 22/4/99
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 NO CHANGES IN TURKISH STAND ON CYPRUS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 No changes in Turkish stand on Cyprus According to Anatolia (1552
hours, 20/4/99) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf
Denktash has stressed that the Turkish Cypriots will never allow the
guarantee system to be turned into a bargaining tool, adding that the world
must treat the two communities in Cyprus equally.
Ambassador Aydan Karahan, Turkish Foreign Ministry deputy under secretary;
Ambassador Candan Ezen, political planning director general and third
secretary Cem Utkan arrived for talks in the occupied area. The delegation
had a meeting with Denktash who said at the meeting that nobody should play
with the guarantee system in Cyprus or try to stage multinational force
scenarios. He stated that the Turkish Cypriots insist on their position of
``negotiating at the level of two states'', and added that the world is
slowly realizing this and the reasons for it.
Ambassador Karahan said, in turn, that elections were held in Turkey two
days ago, that this will lead to the establishment of a different
parliament, and that as a voter he expects good things to happen.
Karahan emphasized that there will be no changes ``in Turkey´s determined
attitude regarding Cyprus''. He added: ``The whole world is slowly
realizing and assessing this determined attitude''.
Karahan , who is a former Turkish envoy to the occupied area, said that he
was visiting the occupied area in order to brief Denktash on the
developments taking place in the region in connection with Cyprus. He and
his delegation will leave the occupied area on Thursday.
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