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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 07-08-24

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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.163/07 24.08.07

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Statements by Rasit Pertev on the meeting between Mehmet Ali Talat and President Papadopoulos
  • [02] Serdar Denktas argues that nothing will come out of the meeting between President Papadopoulos and Talat
  • [03] AFRIKA: Karpass will be the area for the new swindle by the moneybags; KTOS describes Soyer as the prime minister of a puppet government of a separatist regime
  • [04] The breakaway regime distributes plots of land in 29 villages
  • [05] Turkey refuses to implement the decision of the ECHR on the Myra Xenides-Aresti case
  • [06] Oztoprak began her contacts in FYROM; An advisor of the Prime Minister of FYROM will visit the occupied areas of Cyprus
  • [07] The meetings between the political parties on the constitutional amendments and early election continue
  • [08] Slovakian Ambassador Anna Turenicova visited the BKP Secretary-General Izzet Izcan
  • [09] The port of Keryneia is a gate for narcotics
  • [10] Businessman says that 2008 should be declared as the year of advertising north Cyprus in Turkey
  • [11] The worlds fastest computer will be established at the illegal Near East University in cooperation with IBM
  • [12] The second round of the presidential election will be held today in Turkey
  • [13] Negative impact on Turkish-Israeli relations after the Jewish ADL Organizations decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Statements by Rasit Pertev on the meeting between Mehmet Ali Talat and President Papadopoulos

    Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (24.08.07), under the banner front-page title Pertev: The time of the meeting is wrong, reports that Mr Rasit Pertev, advisor of the Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, has said that the meeting between Mr Talat and President Papadopoulos is a step which has been delayed, its timing is not ideal, but it is a positive step.

    In statements during a visit to illegal Bayrak television, Mr Pertev said that this will be the third meeting between the two leaders for three and a half years and noted that even leaders who live in two different parts of the world meet more often. He noted that at the 5 September meeting all issues regarding the Cyprus problem will be on the table.

    Mr Pertev claimed that President Papadopoulos letter to Mr Michael Moller, UN Secretary Generals Special Representative in Cyprus, coincided with the announcement of the candidacy of Mr Dimitris Christofias, AKELs general secretary, for the presidency of the Republic of Cyprus. He alleged that carrying out negotiations during the period before the elections in the free areas of the island could not be the most healthy and ideal climate for negotiations.

    (I/Ts.)

    [02] Serdar Denktas argues that nothing will come out of the meeting between President Papadopoulos and Talat

    Illegal Bayrak television (23.08.07) broadcast the following:

    Another comment on the meeting to take place between President Mehmet Ali Talat and the Leader of the Greek Cypriot Administration Tassos Papadopoulos came from the Leader of the Democrat Party (DP) Serdar Denktas.

    Mr Denktas claimed that nothing will come out of the meeting between the two leaders.

    The DP Leader criticized President Talat for signing the 8 July Agreement with Mr Papadopoulos which he claimed buried the Annan Plan.

    DP Leader Serdar Denktas was speaking on a programme on BRTs First Channel yesterday during which he evaluated the meeting which will be held between the two leaders of the island on the 5th next month.

    Pointing out that Tassos Papadopoulos had earlier rejected the calls of the Turkish Cypriot Side for holding a meeting and suddenly gave a positive response as soon as he officially became a candidate for the coming elections in the South, Mr Denktas said the issue is being used as a tool in the Greek Cypriot domestic policy.

    President Mehmet Ali Talat should have agreed meeting with the Greek Cypriot Leader after the elections he said.

    [03] AFRIKA: Karpass will be the area for the new swindle by the moneybags; KTOS describes Soyer as the prime minister of a puppet government of a separatist regime

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (24.08.07) reports that the constructions in the area of occupied Rizokarpasso village continue rapidly. In its Letter from AFRIKA column, the paper notes, inter alia, the following:

    The villas in the sites, the construction of which is completed, have been put up for sale. After a new line (for conveying electricity) is drawn from Rizokarpasso to the Cape of Apostolos Andreas, the rest of the virgin land will be destroyed. Karpass will be the area for the new swindle by the moneybags.

    The paper reports also that the Turkish Cypriot Primary School Teachers Trade Union (KTOS) demanded from the government to state why electricity will be conveyed to Karpass and who will be served by the conveying of electricity to the area.

    Furthermore, Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (24.08.07) refers on its front page to the statement issued by KTOS and notes that Sener Elcil, general secretary of the trade union, said that the self-styled prime minister Ferdi Sabit Sabit Soyer refrains from giving answers to the question of why electricity will be conveyed to Karpass. He accused Mr Soyer of trying to deceive the people.

    Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Volkan newspaper (24.08.07) publishes Mr Elcils statement accusing him of being rude, because he referred to Mr Soyer as the prime minister of a puppet government of a separatist regime established by others in the north part of the island. Mr Elcil said that Mr Soyer and his government are employees of Ankara, that they are trying to turn the country into a colony, that their aim is to colonize Karpass and that they are applying the orders they receive from Ankara.

    (I/Ts.)

    [04] The breakaway regime distributes plots of land in 29 villages

    Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (24.08.07) reports that Hasan Findik, permanent undersecretary at the self-styled ministry of internal affairs, has said that the breakaway regime will distribute plots of land in 29 villages and in Morfou area, in the west of the premises of the Middle East Technical University.

    In statements yesterday after a meeting of the so-called Residence Acquiring Authority, which was established within the framework of the Residence Acquiring Law, Mr Findik said that preparations started for the distribution of land in the areas of Agia Eirini, Fotta, Morfou, Ayia, MIlia, Eptakomi and Kazivera at the first stage. He noted that the place where residences in Famagusta will be constructed has also become definite.

    Mr Findik noted that they decided to construct four-storey apartment houses with three types of residences, the size of which will be 65, 105 and 120 square meters.

    (I/Ts.)

    [05] Turkey refuses to implement the decision of the ECHR on the Myra Xenides-Aresti case

    Turkish Cypriot daily Volkan newspaper (24.08.07) reports that Turkey is not paying the compensation of 885 thousand euros to Greek Cypriot refugee, Myra Xenides-Aresti, who had filed a lawsuit against Ankara at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which ordered Turkey to pay compensation to Mrs Aresti and give her back her house in the occupied city of Varosha.

    The paper notes that in spite of the fact that the deadline given to Turkey for compensating Mrs Aresti ended yesterday, Ankara did not pay the compensation. Turkey rejected also the return of the house, which Aresti claims that belongs to her, but documents proved that belongs to the Abdullah Pasha Foundation, reports VOLKAN noting that Mrs Aresti will complain about the issue to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in October.

    (I/Ts.)

    [06] Oztoprak began her contacts in FYROM; An advisor of the Prime Minister of FYROM will visit the occupied areas of Cyprus

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (24.08.07) reports that the self-styled minister of education and culture, Mrs Canan Oztoprak began yesterday her contacts in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) where she went in order to participate in the annual Struga Poetry Evenings.

    Mrs Oztoprak and her accompanying delegation met yesterday with Nikola Kljusev, the founding Prime Minister of FYROM and Adviser of the current Prime Minister.

    During the meeting, Mr Kljusev said that as the president of the Macedonian Strategy Research Institute he wishes to share his experiences with the TRNC officials and people. He noted that they will do what is necessary for the development of their mutual relations.

    Mrs Oztoprak said she is touched because of the interest shown by Mr Kljusev for the Turkish Cypriots and added that the self-styled prime minister Soyer invited Mr Kljusev to the occupied areas of Cyprus. She noted that Mr Kljusev will visit the occupied areas soon.

    She said that the relations between the two countries are continuously increasing thanks to the efforts exerted by the Macedonia-TRNC Cultural Association. Mrs Oztoprak said that they had the opportunity to meet with FYROMs Youth Camps Director and added that exchange between young people of the two countries may take place in the future on this issue.

    Mrs Oztoprak attended yesterday a reception given by the FYROMs Minister of Culture and a dinner given by the mayor of Struga. Today she will meet with MPs and officials from the Turkish Democratic Party in FYROM. Mrs Oztoprak will also be delivering a speech at a conference organized for the academicians and members of the non-governmental organizations.

    (I/Ts.)

    [07] The meetings between the political parties on the constitutional amendments and early election continue

    Illegal Bayrak television (23.08.07) broadcast the following:

    Negotiations on constitutional amendments and early elections continue. Secretary Generals of the Republican Turkish Party, the main opposition National Unity Party and the Democrat Party will come together tomorrow to discuss the issues.

    During the meeting the Secretary Generals of the parties will work on a draft in accordance with the agreement reached by party officials last Tuesday.

    The draft which is expected to be prepared during the meeting will be taken up at leaders level on next Tuesday.

    The meeting will take place at the Republics Assembly at 10.00 oclock in the morning.

    Furthermore, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibrisli newspaper (24.08.07) reports that the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), the National Unity Party (UBP) and the Democratic Party (DP) have agreed for the conduction of election and referendum at the same time, but they have not yet fixed a date for the election.

    The paper notes that the DP supports that the election should be carried out immediately, the UBP prefers the election to be held in 2008 and the CTP has not yet made clear its stance on the issue of the date. According to Kibrisli, in 2010 the implementation of the presidential system will start in the occupied areas of Cyprus.

    [08] Slovakian Ambassador Anna Turenicova visited the BKP Secretary-General Izzet Izcan

    Illegal Bayrak television (23.08.07) broadcast the following:

    The new Slovakian Ambassador to Cyprus- Anna Turenicova has visited the Secretary-General of the United Cyprus Party (BKP) Izzet Izcan.

    During the meeting, the two exchanged their views on the Cyprus issue.

    Mrs Turenicova said that the Slovakian Embassy will maintain its mission with the aim of bringing the two peoples of Cyprus together and establishing bi-communal dialogue.

    The Slovakian Ambassador Anna Turenicova stated that Slovakia did not take a side on the Cyprus issue, but has always been in support of the establishment of a bi-communal dialogue in Cyprus.

    She said that the aim of bringing political party representatives from both sides together is to enable the two sides to show their good will gesture to each other and thus to improve friendly relations.

    The Slovakian Ambassador promised to maintain her countrys good mission on the island and to work for initiatives aimed at improving bi-communal relations.

    For his part, the BKP Secretary-General Izzet Izcan praised the Slovakian Embassy for being in support of bi-communal meetings and said his party will cooperate with the Embassy in the efforts to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.

    [09] The port of Keryneia is a gate for narcotics

    Under the above banner front-page title, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (24.08.07) reports that one of the ways through which narcotics enter into the occupied areas of Cyprus are the seaports and the airports. According to the paper, the number of those who were arrested while trying to bring narcotics into the occupied areas of Cyprus through the ports increased.

    During the past five years 224 persons were arrested at the ports and 63 kilos, 325 kilograms and 242 milligrams of narcotics were confiscated. The most of the drug trafficking takes place trough the occupied port of Keryneia. According to the paper, from all the narcotics the drug dealers seem to prefer the Indian cannabis.

    (I/Ts.)

    [10] Businessman says that 2008 should be declared as the year of advertising north Cyprus in Turkey

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (24.08.07) reports that Reha Arar, chairman of the administrative council of Merit Hotels, has called on the officials to prepare a strategy so that 2008 to become the year of tourism in the occupied areas of Cyprus. He argued that 2008 should be declared as the year of advertising north Cyprus in Turkey and added that a committee should be established for this purpose.

    Mr Arar said that in spite of the fact that there was a serious increase in the number of the beds in the field of tourism in the occupied areas this year, there was not a very serious increase in the number of tourists. He claimed that tourism in Cyprus will face serious problems.

    (I/Ts.)

    [11] The worlds fastest computer will be established at the illegal Near East University in cooperation with IBM

    Turkish daily Milliyet newspaper (24.08.07) reports that after America, Western Europe, Canada and Australia, the worlds fastest 76th computer will be established at the illegal Near East University (YDU) in occupied Cyprus. The computer, which according to the paper will be established at YDU with cooperation between the university and the IBM, can carry out 12 trillion operations per second. The computer which will be established at YDU campus, in an YDU-IBM innovation centre, can be used in researches in the fields of biology, nanotechnology and ecology.

    Irfan Suat Gunsel, YDU general coordinator and responsible for the YDU-IBM innovation centre stated that with the establishment of this computer in occupied Cyprus, the TRNC will become a research centre in the Mediterranean. He said that researchers from the TRNC and Turkish universities as well as researchers from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Turkic Republics, Middle East and Northern Africa, can be benefited from this centre.

    The paper notes that Irfan Suat Gunsels father is one of the persons mentioned in the annual Forbes List for the richest people in the world.

    (CS)

    [12] The second round of the presidential election will be held today in Turkey

    Turkish daily Hurriyet newspaper (24.08.07) writes that the second round of the presidential election will be held today in Turkey. The paper writes that it seems not possible for the candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Abdullah Gul to secure 367 votes in order to be elected president. In this case a third round will take place on the 28th of August where Mr Gul must secure 276 votes to be elected.

    (CS)

    [13] Negative impact on Turkish-Israeli relations after the Jewish ADL Organizations decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide

    Turkish daily Hurriyet newspaper (24.08.07) reports that the decision of the USA-based Anti Defamation League (ADL) Jewish Organization to recognize the Armenian Genocide may have negative impacts on Turkish-Israeli relations.

    Commenting on the issue of the Armenian genocide, ADL stated on Wednesday that if the word genocide had existed then, the 1915 events would have been called genocide.

    The Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul voiced Ankara's uneasiness and disappointment regarding the decision of the ADL organization during a meeting with Israel's outgoing ambassador to Turkey, Pinhas Aviv, who paid a visit to the minister at his office at the ministry headquarters yesterday. Turkish diplomats warned that the ADL statement might have negative impacts on Turkey-US relations as well.

    (CS)

    EG/


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