Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-05-05
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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 74/99 -- 5.5.99
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Turkey - US bilateral relations.
 COE meetings.
 Denktash S-300 missiles.
 Denktash meets diplomats.
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Turkey - US bilateral relations
Turkish Daily News (4.5.99) citing Anatolia News Agency, reports that all
aspects of Turkish-American relations will be laid on the table this week
as the 18th annual conference on bilateral ties between Turkey and the USA
takes place in Washington on Thursday and Friday.
The conference is being organized jointly by the American-Turkish Council,
the American Friends of Turkey and the Turkey and the Turkish-American
Business Council. The US side is expected to have representation from the
US government including Congress, as well as from American business groups
and think tanks.
Among those who are scheduled to speak during the conference are Gen.
Joseph Ralston, the deputy chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff; US
Senator Chuck Hagel; Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretary Yalcin
Burcak; and Turkish Energy Ministry Undersecretary Yurdakul Yigitguden.
 COE meetings
ADP ``deputy'' Unal Ustel, in a statement to illegal Bayrak radio on his
return from Strasbourg (3.5.99) where he attended, as part of a delegation
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, meeting said they also held
meetings on the Cyprus issue with various officials during their stay in
Strasbourg. Ustel said that views were exchanged on cultural treasures and
heritage and especially on the Armenian monastery. Pointing out that they
also had the opportunity to hold talks with the political affairs
rapporteur, Ustel described all their contacts as beneficial.
 Denktash S-300 missiles
According to illegal Bayrak radio on his return from Turkey (3.5.99) where
he had contacts and visited Kosovar refugees, Denktash said the Turkish
Cypriots went through the same bitter experience as the Kosovars. In reply
to a question on the S-300 missiles Denktash said: ``Greece and the Greek
Cypriots are acting like criminals who committed a murder. This is not
rational. They are anxious because they know that they will be punished for
their act. Let them renounce this adventure.''
 Denktash meets diplomats
KIBRIS (5.5.99) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, had a meeting
yesterday with the USA Ambassador to Cyprus Keneth Brill. There was no
statement after the meeting.
Denktash yesterday also had a meeting with the high commissioner of
Australia Howard Brown. Present at the meeting was Australia´s Cyprus
coordinator John Spender. There was no statement after the meeting. (
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