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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 03-07-30

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA No.142/03 30.07.03

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktas admits that there are common graves of Greek Cypriots in the occupied areas and says that it is a shame if the UN know something about missing persons and have not announced it.
  • [02] Denktas alleges that the Turkish Cypriots are in danger from the Greek Cypriots and attacks again the Annan Plan and its supporters.
  • [03] The deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of Kazakhstan met with the ^”speaker^‘ of the pseudoparliament.
  • [04] Independent MP joined the Justice and Development Party.
  • [05] One hundred seventy kilos of meat, from the free areas, was discovered in occupied Nicosia.
  • [06] Coliform bacteria in the potable water of some occupied villages.
  • [07] The occupation authorities do not give permission to the trucks of the Turkish Cypriot producers to cross to the free areas of Cyprus.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktas admits that there are common graves of Greek Cypriots in the occupied areas and says that it is a shame if the UN know something about missing persons and have not announced it

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS newspaper (30.07.03) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas has admitted that there are common graves of Greek Cypriots in the occupied areas and alleged that these people have been killed during the coup organized by Greek junta against President Makarios in 1974.

    In statements yesterday during a meeting with a delegation of the so-called ^”Security Forces^‘ headed by their commander brigadier general Necmettin Baykul, Mr Denktas claimed that the Greek Cypriot side is exploiting the issue of the missing persons and that it is accusing the Turks of having killed all these people ignoring those killed during the coup.

    Mr Denktas alleged also the following: ^”In the north there are common graves of Greek Cypriots killed and buried by Samson. These appeared on maps published by the Greek Cypriots. When Turkey came they have added the names of the people killed by their savageness to the list of the missing persons. Those who know their graves may come and take their remains^‘.

    Mr Denktas said that he had discussed this with former President Clerides noting that he told Mr Clerides that when the issue of those allegedly killed in the coup and buried in occupied Cyprus is closed, the Turkish side could give the Greek Cypriot side its soldiers killed during the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

    Addressing the Greek Cypriot side Denktas said: ^”Come, take them and give them to their families. Afterwards we shall give you the soldiers killed in the war because we shall not be under the accusations of your propaganda that the Turks killed everybody. In exchange we shall take our dead civilians and martyrs as you have promised^‘. Commenting on information that the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus has an unpublished report on the fate of the persons whose names are on the list of the missing persons since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Mr Denktas said: ^”If the UN have such information it is a great shame that they have not given it to the two sides until today. Why have they waited for such a long time? Why have they not given it?^‘ Mr Denktas alleged that the Turkish side wanted the Committee on Missing Persons to begin functioning as soon as possible so that the issue of the missing persons may be solved.

    Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, the Turkish Cypriot daily AFRIKA newspaper (30.07.03) writes on its front page the following: ^”We are asking Denktas and we want an answer: Where have you buried them? Denktas is continuing to exploit the missing persons issue in Cyprus. Denktas alleges that in the north there are common graves of Greek Cypriots killed and buried by Sampson. However, he is not mentioning anything about Bedrettin Demirel^“s statement (Translator^“s note: Bedrettin Demirel was the commander of the Turkish forces, which conducted the 1974 invasion of Cyprus) that ^—we have buried them so that they do not stink^“. ^ŇWhere are the graves of the ^—soldiers killed in the war^“ whom Denktas promised to return after negotiating with the Greek Cypriots? ^Ň^‘.

    [02] Denktas alleges that the Turkish Cypriots are in danger from the Greek Cypriots and attacks again the Annan Plan and its supporters

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS newspaper (30.07.03) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas has attacked again the Annan Plan and those who support it and alleged that the life and the freedom of the Turkish Cypriots are in danger because the Greek Cypriots want to get hold of the whole of Cyprus.

    Talking yesterday after separate meetings with delegations of the terrorist TMT Association and the so-called ^”Security Forces^‘, Mr Denktas reiterated that the Turkish Cypriots will be in great danger in case the Turkish Army leaves the island and added: ^”The EU norms are the main element of the Annan Plan. The international lawyers are saying that ^—you will be in trouble in case this happens^“. You must be blind if you do not see this. Therefore we shall support the `stateī. ^ŇThe Greek Cypriots want the whole of Cyprus. We are saying that this could not happen. The two `statesī, the two `peopleī could live side by side and cooperate. They could even establish a common administration. However, every day we must support that the Greek Cypriots are not and will not be our government^‘.

    Addressing some Turkish Cypriot opposition party leaders, newspapers and the chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and commenting on the fact that they have criticized the Greek Cypriot side on some issues, Mr Denktas told them ^”good morning^‘, implying that they have been asleep until now.

    Commenting on the allegations of Mehmet Ali Talat, leader of the Republican Turkish Party (RTP), that both Mr Denktas and President Papadopoulos are the same and do not want a solution to the Cyprus problem, Mr Denktas argued that Mr Talat committed ^”a gaffe^‘ and that he ^”assaulted^‘ him. ^”I am returning exactly the same (accusations) to him^‘, he added.

    Furthermore, Mr Denktas added that a single front should be created in the ^”National Cause^‘ and accused the opposition leaders of having contacts with foreigners without informing him.

    Mr Denktas concluded that these leaders misinformed the foreigners presenting themselves as the representatives of the Turkish Cypriots and telling them that they accept the Annan Plan.

    [03] The deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of Kazakhstan met with the ^”speaker^‘ of the pseudoparliament

    Turkish Cypriot daily VATAN newspaper (30.07.03) reports that Mr Serik Adamulu Tukiev, deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of Kazakhstan, accompanied by a Kazak sport committee, had a meeting yesterday with Mr Vebi Zeki Serter, so-called speaker of the pseudoparliament. Mr Tukiev visited occupied Cyprus as a quest of the so-called national Olympic Committee of the pseudostate.

    As the paper reports, Mr Tukiev stated that Kazakhstan and the pseudostate will strengthen their relations in the area of sports and cultural. On his part, Mr Serter stated that it was good to have the ^”brother Kazak committee^‘ at the pseudostate on the anniversary of the 20th of July, and stated that sport activities strengthen the friendship.

    The Kazak sport committee participated in sporting events organized in the pseudostate on the anniversary of the Turkish invasion.

    [04] Independent MP joined the Justice and Development Party

    Mainland daily HURRIYET newspaper (30.07.03) reports that independent deputy Sabahattin Cevheri, of the Sanliurfa district, yesterday joined the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The paper writes that while the group of independent deputies in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), after last Novemberīs elections were 7, now there are only 3 left since one after the other join existing parties.

    The distribution of seats in the 550-strong TGNA is now as follows: JDP:366, Republican Peopleīs Party: 177, True Path Party: 3, Motherland Party: 1, and independent:3

    [05] One hundred seventy kilos of meat, from the free areas, was discovered in occupied Nicosia

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRISLI newspaper (30.07.03) reports that the so-called police of the occupied Nicosia municipality discovered, after a tip-off, 170 kilos of meat in a building in occupied Nicosia.

    As the paper reports after the necessary examinations the ^”police^‘ came to the conclusion that the meat was brought through ^”smuggling^‘ from the free areas of Cyprus. As the paper reports also there were Greek Cypriot stamps on the meat.

    [06] Coliform bacteria in the potable water of some occupied villages

    KIBRIS (30.07.03) reports that the water of the occupied villages of Louroudjina, Kythrea, Morfou and Ag. Epitktitos contains coliform bacteria. The so-called Undersecretary of Health and Social Securities Ministry, Hasan Oztoprak said that the ^”Chemistry Laboratory^‘ carried out some analyses of the water from the above villages and it was found out that the water contains 9, 23, 40 coliform bacteria and is unsuitable from a microbiological point of view .

    [07] The occupation authorities do not give permission to the trucks of the Turkish Cypriot producers to cross to the free areas of Cyprus

    KIBRIS (30.07.03), in its front page under the banner headlines ^”An obstacle from the North to the barley^‘, reports that the Union of Louroudjinas Producers made an agreement with the Government of Cyprus to sell them 3 thousand tons of barley. But the producers were not able to take permission from the occupation regime to cross to the free areas of Cyprus with their trucks.

    The Union of Louroudjinas Producers, who spoke to KIBRIS, commenting on the statement of the Chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Trade Chamber, Mr Ali Erel, that ^”The Greek Cypriots put obstacles to the trade^‘, said: ^”We had an agreement to sell 3 thousand tons of barley. But they do not allow us to cross to the South. The Turkish Cypriot side is putting obstacles to us^‘.

    The producers demand from the so-called Minister of Forestry and Agriculture to help them, adding that today is the last day of delivering their produce to the Cyprus Authorities.

    /SK


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