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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 87/99 -- 22-23-24.5.99
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Denktash opposes G-8 attempts to intervene in CyprusIllegal Bayrak radio (10:30 hours, 21.5.99) reports that Rauf Denktash has expressed opposition to attempts by the G-8, composed of Russia and seven developed Western countries including the United States and Japan, to become a party on the Cyprus problem by reaching a joint decision on the issue. He added: ``The problem is a quadripartite issue. We will remain within this framework, and we shall not allow anyone to take the issue outside this framework''.
Denktash last Friday met a journalist from Mongolia and referred to the Cyprus problem. Pointing out that the G-8 group is taking initiatives to be a party to the problem, Denktash said that the Cyprus issue is one of balances and that there are four sides that are party to the problem. He continued: ``The Cyprus issue concerns the Turkish Cypriots, the Greek Cypriots, Turkey, and Greece. We are determined in our stand to keep the problem within this framework''.
 Turkish Cypriot ``delegation'' leaves for COE meets in StrasbourgAccording to illegal Bayrak radio (10:30 hours, 23.5.99), a so-called assembly delegation yesterday left for Strasbourg. The delegation headed by ``Speaker'' Ertugrul Hasipoglu will participate in the Council of Europe (COE) political affairs committee meetings.
In a statement to illegal BRT at occupied Tymbou airport, Hasipoglu stressed that making concessions on the principles of political equality and the effective and de facto guarantees of Turkey is out of the question. Recalling that the report prepared by rapporteur Barsony will be discussed at the committee meeting to be held on 25 May, Hasipoglu continued: ``In accordance with a decision adopted by the COE Parliamentary Assembly, the TRNC will be invited to every meeting in which the Cyprus issue will be discussed. Therefore, we are invited to the committee meeting.'' Noting that they will present the views of the pseudostate at the committee meeting, Hasipoglu said that they will exert efforts to have the views included in the report to the prepared. He added that any solution against the ``TRNC'' that might appear in the report will be rejected. Hasipoglu continued: ``Political equality, the preservation of our sovereignty rights, and the continuation of Turkey´s effective and de facto guarantees are very important for us. From the viewpoint of our security, it is out of the question for us to accept any form that excludes these guarantees. We shall present all these views''.
The delegation is composed of Republican Turkish Party, National Unity Party, Democratic Party, and Communal Liberation Party so-called deputies. The delegation will return on 27 May.
 Further on the ``citizenship'' scandalKIBRIS (22.5.99) reports that the owner of the company that advertises ``TRNC citizenship for Chinese'', David Yi Zhong Qi, is in fact the ``TRNC´s'' so-called honorary representative in China.
KIBRIS further reports that advertisements in the Chinese newspapers give the impression that those who give the required sum of $35 thousand dollars can acquire the pseudostate´s ``passport''.
KIBRIS further continues to dig in the ``citizenship'' scandal and says that the so-called prime minister of the pseudostate, Dervish Eroglu, when asked to comment on the issue, admitted that ``certain things happened and that they have discovered that there are secret hands behind the citizenship affair''.
Eroglu further said that the so-called council of ministers of the pseudostate has the authority to grant ``citizenship'' to those who did not reside for five years in the occupied area. ``There is nothing wrong in this issue. What is wrong is the fact that some people, exploiting the Council of Ministers authority, tried to hatch some plots.''
Referring to the Chinese physicist who acquired the ``TRNC'' passport Eroglu said that he has tasked the so-called police director to open an inquiry. (MY)
 Kenneth Brill urges for increased intercommunal contactsKIBRIS (22.5.99) reports that US Ambassador to Cyprus, Mr. Kenneth Brill, was the guest speaker at the ``Surici Lions Club'' in the occupied area.
Speaking to the Lions, Kenneth Brill declared that a forced agreement will not last long. He said that what is important is the two communities to come together, trust each other and reach an agreement.
Stressing the importance of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Brill said that both communities harbour unfounded anxieties against each other.
He urged for increased intercommunal contacts, suggesting that the Lions clubs in both sides should carry out joint work which will be an important step.
Mr. Brill noted that the Lion clubs in the free areas were affiliated to Greece and the Lion clubs in the occupied area affiliated to Turkey. He suggested: ``Why can´t they act from a single centre together?''. (MY)
 Books on CyprusKIBRIS (22.5.99) reports that Dervish Eroglu had a meeting yesterday with the author of the book ``Cyprus Tapes'', David Carter.
KIBRIS says that Carter is here as the guest of the so-called Deputy Prime Minister´s office.
Carter said that his second book on Cyprus, ``Edge of Heaven'' , will be published next year.
 Baku-occupied part of Nicosia to be twinedKIBRIS (22.5.99) reports that Baku, capital city of Azerbaidjan, and the occupied part of Nicosia are on the way to become twined. .
KIBRIS adds that the letter in which Baku´s desire to be twined with the occupied part of Nicosia is expressed has been handed over to the so-called Nicosia municipality.
The said letter was handed over to the so-called Nicosia Municipality by Hasan Songur who was recently in Baku.
 Adali´s assassination before the European Court of Human RightsYENIDUZEN (24.5.99) reports under banner headlines that the pseudostate in its 85-page defence to the European Court of Human Rights claims that Turkish Cypriot writer/journalist Kutlu Adali´s killing is not politically motivated.
Adali´s wife, Ilkay Adali, recoursed to the European Court of Human Rights claiming that her husband was assassinated by fascists.
 Paper on ugly condition of ancient church in KyreniaHALKIN SESI (23.5.99) reports that the courtyard of the ancient church in Kyrenia´s ``Atilla Street'' is in an ugly condition with falls of dirt and garbage.
The report says ``we open mosques in Kyrenia and Famagusta, but we do not try to save the churches that were entrusted to us. The courtyards of these churches have been turned into garbage yards.''
These ugly scenes are being photographed by tourists.
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