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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 07-10-10

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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.195/07 10.10.07

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Mehmet Ali Talat to meet with the UN Secretary-General on 16 October
  • [02] More on Soyer´s contacts in Germany
  • [03] More on ferryboat services with Syria
  • [04] Statements by the special Cyprus Envoy of the British Prime Ministry on Cyprus problem
  • [05] Erdil Nami: I am advisor not partner
  • [06] Turkeys Supreme Board announces a cross-border military operation against PKK

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Mehmet Ali Talat to meet with the UN Secretary-General on 16 October

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.10.07) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat will present proposals and put forward demands when he meets with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 16 October in New York.

    Speaking to reporters during his regular weekly press conference the so-called presidential spokesman in the Turkish occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus Hasan Ercakica, referring to Talats forthcoming visit to New York said that Mr. Talat will make proposals and put forward demands. He will also demand from the UN Secretary-General to be more active in the Cyprus problem. Mr. Ercakica went on and said that the Turkish Cypriot leader will make proposals to the UN chief which envisages improvement of the relations between the two communities.

    Mr. Ercakica went on and said that the meeting with the UN Secretary-General will be within the framework of the Turkish Cypriot Communitys political stance.

    According to Mr. Ercakica, Mr. Talat will be meeting with the US Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Nicolas Burns.

    Mr. Ercakica also answered questions put to him by journalists. To a question whether Mr. Ban Ki-moon meeting first with President Papadopoulos was a disadvantage to the Turkish side, Mr. Ercakica alleged that Ban Ki-moon- Papadopoulos meeting was very ineffective and short. We would have preferred it to have been an effective meeting, so that in its turn the Talat- Ban Ki-moon meeting would be rendered more effective, Mr. Ercakica claimed.

    Referring to President Papadopoulos speech at the UN General Assembly, Mr. Ercakica further alleged that with his speech Mr. Papadopoulos tries to render negotiations impossible and then through osmosis to assimilate the Turkish Cypriots within the Greek Cypriot community. He alleged that Mr. Papadopoulos never refers to a comprehensive solution. His sole aim is to present the Cyprus problem as an occupation problem and secure the withdrawal of the Turkish Army and then through osmosis to assimilate the Turkish Cypriot community in Cyprus.

    On the same issue, Ankara Anatolia news agency (09.10.07) reports from occupied Lefkosia the following:

    Ercakica said that Turkish authorities confirmed the support they give, as well as the importance they attach to TRNC with the recent visits of Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Turkish parliament speaker Koksal Toptan and Foreign Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Ali Babacan to the TRNC --as the dignitaries paid their first official visits to this country after they took over their new posts.

    "As the 3 top-level officials of Turkey clearly expressed, Turkey and the TRNC are determined to stick firmly to the vision of reaching a solution on Cyprus issue within the shortest possible time," he noted.

    (MHY)

    [02] More on Soyer´s contacts in Germany

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (09.10.07) reports the following from Berlin:

    Prime Minster Ferdi Sabit Soyer of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) arrived in German capital of Berlin on Tuesday.

    Soyer had a meeting with members of Berlin-Brandenburg Turkish-German Businessmen's Association (TDU), and is expected to meet Lale Akgun, a member of the Federal Parliament from German Social Democrat Party (SPD).TRNC Prime Minister Soyer is scheduled to have a meeting with Claudia Roth, the co-chairperson of the German Union 90/Greens Party on Wednesday. Roth and Soyer are to make press statements after their meeting.Soyer will also come together with SPD Secretary General Hubertus Heil.Prime Minister Soyer will Thursday meet journalists at breakfast, meet former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, and have a dinner with some of SPD MPs from Hessen state.

    Soyer is expected to depart from Berlin on Friday.

    On the same issue, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.10.07) reports that Mr. Soyer had a meeting in Berlin with the representatives of the Turkish German Businessmen Association. The paper reports that during the meeting they discussed the issue of investment in the occupied area by the German businessmen of Turkish origin.

    [03] More on ferryboat services with Syria

    Turkish daily Todays Zaman newspaper (10.10.07) reports the following:

    Direct ferry tours on schedule between Syria and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) will be launched on October 18 with tours being held on every Thursday and Saturday between the Gazimagusa (Famagusta) Port in northern Cyprus and the port of Lattakia in Syria, the Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday.

    Before direct ferry tour on schedule, a special tour will be arranged on Thursday, the eve of the upcoming holiday, Ramadan Bayrami, October 12, and on the last day of the holiday, October 14.

    [04] Statements by the special Cyprus Envoy of the British Prime Ministry on Cyprus problem

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (10.10.07) reports that Mrs. Joan Ryan , Labor MP of Enfield North and special Cyprus Envoy of the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown , during a press conference in London for the Turkish journalists urged the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus to take steps for starting negotiations aimed at solution of the Cyprus problem. She described her recent on the spot briefing visit to Cyprus very positive, and she went on and added that as the time for a solution of the Cyprus problem drags on, finding a solution is rendered more difficult. She also added that the mood in Cyprus in both sides was gloomy and pessimistic. This pessimistic atmosphere should quickly be dispersed, Joan Ryan stressed.

    (MHY)

    [05] Erdil Nami: I am advisor not partner

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (10.10.07) reports under the above title and writes that the chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Erdil Nami has said that once the investments that started in the occupied Yialousa village are completed the area will become a centre of attraction for people living in the area and in the areas near to it. He went on and said that the new marina and two five-star hotels to be built in the area will create jobs for 700 people.

    Mr.Nami stated that the project will cost 150 million pounds Sterling. He went on and said that not a single penny of aid was requested from Turkey or from the TRNC. He said that the company involved in this project is Karpass Bay Resort Ltd. and it is financing the project from its own resources. He denied press reports that this company is behind the project that will bring electricity to the Karpass peninsula.

    He further said that the contract for leasing the land was signed on 3 January, 2002.

    [06] Turkey´s Supreme Board announces a cross-border military operation against PKK

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (09.10.07) reports the following from Ankara:

    The Anti-Terror Supreme Board said Tuesday that Turkey will take all legal, economic and political measures to counter terrorism, including a cross-border military operation.

    A statement released at the end of the meeting of the Supreme Board indicated that the board debated recent terrorist attacks and reaffirmed Turkey's determination to counter terrorism.

    "The terrorist organization is in an effort to increase their bloody attacks because it is uneasy about recent economic, social and political developments and because it has lost support (of the people)," it said.

    The statement added: "We have decided to speed up the steps that will ascertain peace, confidence and prosperity of our citizens."

    EG/


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