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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-08-11

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No. 142/99 -- 11.8.99


  • [01] Ertugruloglu `US Plan´ imaginary.
  • [02] ``Honorary Representative''.
  • [03] Rogiros Georgiou before a ``military Court''.
  • [04] ``Chamber of Industry'' exhibitions.
  • [05] Iranian journalist.
  • [06] ``Health & Environment Minister''.
  • [07] ``Peace-Force Commander'' leaves.
  • [08] Petrol-station strike.
  • [09] Health life Association.
  • [10] ``Official gazette'' - Internet.
  • [11] AVRUPA sues Turkish-Cypriot Fighters.
  • [12] Beach-Volley tournament.


    [01] Ertugruloglu `US Plan´ imaginary

    According to illegal Bayrak radio (9.8.99) Tahsin Ertugruloglu, so-called foreign affairs and defense minister, has declared that there is no scenario or initiative to solve the Cyprus issue through pressure or imposed methods. Ertugruloglu described the reports that the United States has drawn up a 10-point solution plan for the Cyprus problem as a figment of the imagination. He said that the report published in the Greek Cypriot press and also carried in the local newspapers is merely a continuation of the steps taken by the Greek Cypriot-Greek propaganda machine to distort the events and to concoct scenarios in line with their own wishes. He also expressed the hope that the Turkish Cypriot press will not be used as a tool in this effort.

    At this moment, he went on, there is only one proposal on the table, put forth by the ``TRNC'' on 31 August 1998. As long as the Greek Cypriot side is allowed to bear a title it does not deserve in the international arena, its foreign policy will depend entirely on the expectation to create a solution through pressure and imposed methods, he said.

    Claiming that the policy of the Greek Cypriot side is based on lies and is aimed at evading talks to be conducted on a serious foundation, Ertugruloglu said: If the Greek Cypriot side is so sure of itself and if it truly believes in its cause, it should sit at the negotiation table for talks to be held between two states. This process either yields an agreement between the two states or it fails to do so.

    He added that Cyprus policy based on the principle of two states declared by the ``TRNC'' together with Turkey is clear and uncomplicated, stressing that there is no going back.. Ertugruloglu termed regrettable and thought- provoking the fact that imaginary reports originating from Greece and carried by the Greek Cypriot press appeared as headline news in the ``TRNC'' press.

    He reiterated that the ``TRNC'' will participate in a negotiating process based on the principle of the existing two states in Cyprus.

    Taking a step back from the foreign policy line adopted in the wake of December 1997 is out of question Ertugruloglu declared, adding that the ``TRNC'' is pursuing its foreign policy on a justified and solid ground. He said that it is necessary to prevent this policy from being diluted in any way and not allow our people to discuss whether this is a temporary reaction or a serious stand. He added: ``I am personally demanding that our press display sensitivity in this regard. It is beneficial for everyone to know that our foreign policy is not a temporary reaction, but a lasting policy.''

    [02] ``Honorary Representative''

    YENIDUZEN (8.8.99) reports that Dr. David Yi Zhong Qi, so-called honorary representative in China who is visiting Cyprus with all expenses paid, was involved in the issue of selling `citizenships´.


    [03] Rogiros Georgiou before a ``military Court''

    KIBRIS (11.8.99) reports that the Greek-Cypriot, of Canadian citizenship, Rogiros Georgiou who was abducted by the occupation regime, appeared yesterday before the illegal Military Court.

    Rogiros denied the ``charges'' of the so-called Military Court and according to the article, underlined that his abduction is a ``political action''.

    The trial continues today. Rogirou´s brother, the Canadian ambassador and a UN official attended the ``trial''.


    [04] ``Chamber of Industry'' exhibitions

    KIBRIS (11.8.99) reports that the so-called prime minister Dr. Dervis Eroglu met yesterday with the President of the Chamber of Industry Eren Ertanin, with whom he discussed problems of the Chamber of Industry.

    Ertanin informed Eroglu that the Chamber will hold an exhibition in Azerbaidjan and many countries will take part. He also said that the Turkish-Cypriot Development Platform will participate in an exhibition in Istanbul.

    Eroglu stated that it is really important for ``TRNC'' to take part in these exhibitions.


    [05] Iranian journalist

    According to KIBRIS (11.8.99) the so-called prime minister Dr. Dervis Eroglu met yesterday with the Iranian journalist Dr. Cevat Heyet. He said that Cevat came to the island to become acquainted with the ``TRNC'' and meet with ``state officials''.

    Dr Cevat said: ``One day Muslim countries as well as the rest of the world will recognize the TRNC, because it is a reality and not a dream''.

    [06] ``Health & Environment Minister''

    KIBRIS (11.8.99) reports that the so-called ``Health & Environment Minister'' Dr. Gulsen Bozkurt, who is in Alanya for holidays, invited by the Mayor of Mahmutlar Necati Yildirim, said that gambling-tourism is not useful for the `TRNC´. She said Turkey made the right move to close down all the casinos.

    Finally, she said that the ferryboat connections between Alanya and Kyrenia are very important.


    [07] `Corps commander´ leaves

    KIBRIS (11.8.99) reports that the ``Commander of the Turkish Peace Force in Cyprus'' Aydin Sen, who has been assigned new duties, continuing his farewell visits, he met with the Turkish Cypriot Journalists Union and the Turkish-Cyprus Agency (TAK). He stated that during his stay in the occupied areas he found support especially from the Turkish-Cypriot press. (DP)

    [08] Petrol-station strike

    According to KIBRIS (11.8.99) the Petrol-Station Union decided to hold one- day strike tomorrow, in protest of Turkish Cypriot Petrol Firms action to suspend credit to them.


    [09] Health life Association

    According to AVRUPA (11.8.99) a ``TRNC Healthy Life Association'' has been founded.

    Chairman of the newly established association is Ismet Kazas. (DP)

    [10] ``Official gazette'' - Internet

    According to KIBRIS (11.8.99), the so-called official gazette will be included in the internet by 2000 so that more people may have access to the decisions of the pseudo Council of Ministers.


    [11] AVRUPA sues Turkish-Cypriot Fighters

    In a front page article under the title ``SLEEP'' AVRUPA (11.8.99) criticizes the announcement by the ``Turkish-Cypriot Fighters Association'', which made various allegations against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper AVRUPA and demanded that the newspaper be silenced.

    The association wonders who this family-writer of AVRUPA is who decided to break the security of Turkish -Cypriot people.

    AVRUPA reacted to this announcement. In a letter through its lawyer and citing the right of freedom of speech, informs the ``Turkish-Cypriot Fighters Association'' that a legal suit will be filed against the association. (DP)

    [12] Beach-Volley Tournament

    According to HURRIYET KIBRIS (11.8.99) an International beach-volley tournament will take place in September at Jasmin-Court Hotel. Teams from ten countries are expected to participate.


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