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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 61/00 -- 31.3.00
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Worst drought in 27 yearsAccording to KIBRIS (31.3.00) Cyprus is going through one of its driest periods in the last 27 years.
It publishes a map of the areas in the occupied north that have been worst hit by the drought.
According to data produced by the paper, 60 villages in the occupied Mesaoria plain have been badly affected by the drought.
 Occupation regime refuses Greek Cypriot medical team to cross into occupied area to take blood samplesAccording to KIBRIS (31.3.00) the so-called director of the "minorities and consulate section" of the "foreign and defence ministry of the pseudostate, " Muhiltin Ikideneli, has announced that the request made by the Turkish Cypriot Rights and Freedoms Association for a Greek Cypriot medical team to participate in the taking of blood samples in the occupied area, has been turned down.
"This campaign can be carried out by the ministry of health teams", declared Ikideneli, "so there is not need for the team from the south to come here. If they wish, two people from the south/s team can came and follow up the campaign".
 EU offers help through UNOPSAccording to ORTAM (31.3.00) the EU - which does not recognize the "TRNC" - is looking for ways to extend help to the Turkish Cypriots. ORTAM says that Mr. Gunther Verheugen, EU commissioner responsible for enlargement, has offered Denktash help through UNOPS, the United Nations Operational Project Services.
Communal Liberation Party leader Mustafa Akinci said that he was present at the Verheugen-Denktash meeting when this issue was raised, and added that no decision has been taken yet.
 Talat, German ambassador discuss EU issueKIBRIS (31.3.00) reports that the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (RTP) Mehmet Ali Talat met yesterday morning with the German Ambassador to Nicosia, Peter Wihdih.
Wihdih said that he will discuss with Talat the UN process related to the Cyprus problem and other international problems.
In his turn, Talat said, "following the recent developments, similar contacts have become frequent. This way, it is possible for the Turkish Cypriots to have the chance to take part in the EU accession process".
Talat also said that the Turkish Cypriots must overcome the lack of knowledge related to EU issues. Apart from the opening of a Turkish Cypriot representation office in Brussels, an information centre for EU issues must also be opened in the occupied areas.
Stressing that everybody must know what the EU is about, he added that this can be achieved through relevant educating.
Talat said that he believes Germany is one of the biggest powers in the EU and will contribute to the participation of Turkish Cypriots in the accession negotiations. He also said that only a singe Cyprus will be a member of EU.
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