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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 00-03-03

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No 42/00 3.3.00


  • [01] Eroglu rules out return of Lefka, Morphou.
  • [02] Turkish Minister in the occupied area.
  • [03] Denktash meets US Ambassador.
  • [04] Travellers through illegal Tymbou airport. 5 Pseudostate at Diving Fair in Sweden.


    [01] Eroglu rules out return of Lefka, Morphou

    Illegal Bayrak Radio 1 (111:30 hours, 2.3.00) reports that so-called prime minister Dervis Eroglu has reiterated that Morphou and Lefka will not be given to the Greek Cypriots. On the contrary, he said, the "government" will do all it can to further develop the region. He was visiting occupied Morphou and Lefka yesterday.

    He said: "At times, the residents of this area are being upset by false allegations to the effect that after a possible agreement, Lefka and Morphou will be given to the Greek Cypriots or that the hospital will be closed. Such a thing is out of the question".

    [02] Turkish Minister in the occupied area

    KIBRIS (3.3.00) reports that Turkish Industry and Trade Minister, Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu, arrived in the occupied area today to attend Turkey/s Chambers and Stock Exchange Unions (TOBB) meeting that will take place in the occupied area.

    Tunrikulu will also head the Turkish TOBB delegation.

    He will also have contacts with so-called government and state officials, as well as with military officials and businessmen.


    [03] Denktash meets US Ambassador

    KIBRIS (3.3.00) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash had a meeting yesterday afternoon with the US ambassador to Nicosia, Donald Bandler.

    Prior to the meeting, Denktash made a short statement: "We are going to discuss with Bandler the latest developments in the Cyprus problem. It will be a routine meeting".

    Bandler said that they will exchange views on the proximity talks.

    Reminding the forthcoming arrival of US President/s special envoy for Cyprus, Alfred Moses, and State Department Special Coordinator on Cyprus, Thomas Weston, Bandler said: "In this meeting, we will find the opportunity to evaluate the visits of Moses and Weston". Finally, Bandler said that the USA will continue the dialogue procedure on the Cyprus problem.


    [04] Travellers through illegal Tymbou airport

    KIBRIS (3.3.00) reports that according to the so-called civil aaviation department, 61,577 travellers passed through the illegal Tymbou airport during January 2000.

    26,458 travellers arrived in the occupied area and 35,119 departed. (DP)

    [05] Pseudostate at Diving Fair in Sweden

    The front page article of ORTAM (3.3.00) refers to the participation of the pseudostate at the Diving Fair in Goteborg, Sweden.

    The so-called TRNC was promoted to the Diving Fair with the intervention of the "TRNC Information Bureau" in Goteborg.

    The slogan that was used at the Fair was "The forgotten paradise of the Mediterranean" and the purpose was to promote "TRNC" tourism in the Scandinavian countries.

    The people who visited the "TRNC" stand were proposed weekly trips to the occupied area at a very attracting package. More than 300 persons made reservations, the paper says. It adds that a journalist who writes in the Swedish Press will come to the "TRNC" in order to prepare an article on "Spring Flowers of North Cyprus".



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